So you’ve conquered your fears and have decided to embark on that solo trip. Good for you! First things first, get over your fears. Attentiveness and vigilance goes a long way, no matter where you are in the world. Aside from trusting your gut instincts, here are a couple of tips to follow so your solo-adventure can go smoothly.
- Passport Control
- Buy American
Speaking of hotels, the concierge can be your best friend. This person holds the key to everything- where to go and how to get there. So befriend the friendly face at the front desk and tip graciously, and they will look out for every bit of your coming and goings. I always make nice and often give them the heads up on when I should be returning to the hotel. Bonus tip: make sure to grab his/her card in case anything comes up.
- Talk is Cheap
- Protect Yourself
- Dress Accordingly
- Hire a Tour Guide
Vigilance and common sense are key everyday and traveling solo is no different. Being well prepared is essential to a great vacation, so take these tips and whatever else you can think of and hit the road.