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Tips On Going On A Solo Vacation

October 10, 2014

Are you planning to go solo on your next getaway? Go ahead and take the leap of faith! Remember that people travel alone for a lot of reasons. There are people who prefer to go on a trip alone because they find more peace and solitude when they do things on their own. They get more time to ponder on things or get out of the stress that their daily activities give.

In order for you to enjoy your vacation and not freak out with the thought of being alone, here are some tips that may help you enjoy the destination of your choice.

 

Plan your accommodation

When you start to plan your vacation keep in mind the following – destination that you feel most comfortable visiting, hotels that are cheap, hotel facilities and amenities and any day tour activity that you can be in. It will always be good to get these information handy so that you can make necessary adjustments if needed.

 

Maintain your Budget

When traveling alone, it is really tempting to spend and buy things we like. Though this is your time to reward yourself for all the hard work you have done for the whole year, it is still necessary and best to maintain a travel budget. Sure you can treat yourself to a sumptuous meal, have a couple of drinks or buy souvenir items for your family and friends, but you do not want to be end up being broke after your vacation. So the best advice is to spend wisely.

 

Have a simple itinerary

If you are an experienced solo traveler, you do not worry that much on your itinerary since you may have mastered going on unscheduled activities. This is different though if it is your first time to go on a vacation alone. So to keep your retreat stress – free come up with a straightforward itinerary. List down the things you want to do and accomplish during your much awaited escapade. Simple to – do – list like, time you need to wake up, activities to do and places to visit. Once you have finalized your itinerary you can also share this to your family or friends so they track your whereabouts (in the event something happens).

Remember that you have the flexibility in your schedule and this means you have the free – hand in maximizing your trip. So do not limit the activities you want and can do on your solo retreat.

 

Bring entertainment stuff or gadgets

There will be instances where you might feel bored and get too lazy and just wanted to stay in the hotel. To keep you still entertained, you may want to bring some of your gadgets or vacation paraphernalia. Here are some top gadgets you can bring –

Smart Phone – this is one of the most important gadgets you can bring. Aside from staying connected with your family for safety purposes, you can do a lot of stuff with your phone. You can download travel apps to keep you occupied and updated on your travel.

Point and shoot camera – though your phone may act as your camera, it will still be best to have a separate gadget to capture your solo vacation memories. Make sure to have enough space in your memory card!

Ebook Reader – Stuff it with all your favorite books and just sit back, relax and enjoy reading.

 

Last tip I can give is for you to Relax and Enjoy!

This is the time for you to connect with your inner self and also the time to reward yourself. There will be instances when you would be in an uncomfortable or negative situation with other vacationers – this is inevitable. The best thing to do when faced with situations like these is simple – do not mind them and walk away. Remember that you are on a vacation to relax and enjoy! Plan your trip now!

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Peach Anne Nacion
"I believe in traveling. I believe that it gives your soul what it needs from time to time. It answers your need to be free every now and then, your longing to be by yourself once in a while and your cry for life to awaken your spirit. Traveling will always be the answer for me."