Traveling solo is wonderful. It was quite hard at first and tiring, but absolutely fulfilling. If you ever have the chance to go out and travel to a different place by yourself, I would surely recommend you to try it out.

When you travel alone take it as a break and enjoy your moment. You’d definitely need to be attentive at all times, observant and do a bit of research too about the place you are visiting.

The first concern of the solo traveler is safety. Without someone to watch your back, you are more exposed to crooks, scammers, or even health worries. To ensure security while traveling alone, send a copy of your itinerary with your friend or family member back at home. Stay in touch with them regularly via phone, text, video chat or email just so to give them an update where are you at the moment. Since you are alone, you may go into places that have a lot of people around. Stay on open and public places, particularly at night. Stay away from areas that would be quite awkward to visit because it doesn’t have a lot of tourists. Be your own best advisor, if it does not feel right, then just don’t do it.

I’m sure you’ll feel like you don’t have anyone to talk to, but I can assure that you would surely appreciate the environment and views of the places that you’d go into. When you’re out there, be confident and feel free to ask others if you feel kinda lost and if you feel alone, try to book a tour you’d definitely meet friends out there. This is one of the best ways to make friends based on my experience because most of them would probably be just like you. This way you would have a chance to meet some inspirational people, but keep in mind that you are probably one of those too.

If you’ll travel in the different country, try to learn a few words in their language as this help to show honor on your destination’s culture. Read something about your destination history, the people’s way so you would have an idea of how to behave.

Your mobile phone would be your best friend during these times, so treat it well and ensure you got some juice for the whole day. Try to bring a power bank just so you need it, you got one. Wifi connections might be provided in your accommodations but not everywhere so it would be better if you can have an internet connection be so you can use some useful apps like Google Maps, Skype, Facebook Messenger. Sim cards are often sold for tourist even in the different country they offer a pre-loaded one or a prepaid kind of sim. Just make sure that you got an open line mobile phone so it will work otherwise you got to avail of internet roaming from your service provider and this must be activated even before you leave your place of origin.