November 2017

Tips For The Lone Traveler

Traveling is not for everyone! It requires a certain degree of refined taste, and a gut for adventure to become a travel-maniac. Nothing compares to the inspiration you gain when travelling to a dream destination, all by yourself. Statistics show that more people are single now, than ever before in history and no matter how old they are, more and more people are developing the ardent desire of pursuing their lifelong dreams, in their own way. If you plan on heading out into the world, all by yourself to see the glorious wonders it holds, here are a few tips to help you make it great.

Plan in advance

Planning may not exactly be your top priority if you like winging it. However, not knowing where you’re going to end up at the end of each day, each week or each month will complicate things in an unnecessary way. Therefore its best if you stick to a fixed schedule and get things sorted beforehand to make your travels more enjoyable. For starters, know wheat you’re going to take with you, how many bags/luggages you’re going to carry, and if you want to take some of the household items as well, it’s better to get the services of movers to transport your goods to the destination.

Get there before it’s too dark!

The sole purpose of traveling is to gain new and unique experiences, by exploring lands that you’ve never been to before. Doing it solo is never easy, but the thrill is well and truly worth all the trouble you go through. By arriving at the destination during day, you will not have to find your way around an unfamiliar area, in the dark, all by yourself. After a long and tedious journey, you don’t want to walk around, when there’s hardly anybody on the streets to ask for directions. Try to arrive before nightfall to avoid any such discomforts.

Interact with the locals

After arriving at a foreign country, where the local population is relatively unfamiliar to you, don’t just shut the doors of your hotel room and separate yourself from the society. For instance, if you are moving to USA from Dubai, and if you will be remaining there for a considerable period of time, go out, take a seat in a pub, meet new and exciting people and get to know all about their culture, afterwards visit their homes and make good friends. Try out their local dishes, take part in cultural events and become part of the community to truly enjoy it.

Stay connected

Just because you’re in another country, having fun, you can’t simply forget about all the obligations, which you are responsible for. The best option would be to buy an unlocked mobile phone and purchase a sim in every country you travel. Keep your important contacts updated about the change of mobile numbers and country codes. Use social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Viber and Skype to converse with people back home.