GUIDE TO FIRST SOLO TRIP
Buy a large size Globe !
Let's makes the world in your hand.You decide where to go,with who, how long or how far..
First thing first, imagine being in the place you wish for & get some inspiration.
To go to your dream destination, you'll have to getting out from your comfort zone, alone. But, it's totally not alone when you get there. It's about being with yourself.Solo travel is what many peoples wish to do. But some fail at the first place, because they're not have the courage to fights the fear monster!
When travelling outside your own country, applying passport is the main travel requirement.You got to make sure you can get it with no problems. For those already has it, just make sure it's 'valid', that means it's good until the date of expiration AND at least four or five blank pages available.
Talk about VISA, if the country you plan to visit requires visa, it can be obtained from the country's embassy in YOUR COUNTRY or THEIR EMBASSY elsewhere if you're already traveling.
HOW FAR YOU WANT TO GO.
500 miles away? 1,000 miles away? or even 10,000 miles away? How far to go depends on your budget too. Is it enough to cover the costs like flights, hotel & car-rental?
Can you afford travel insurance?well, travel insurance is not optional but, it's better to go abroad, crossing the seas with life coverage.
KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
Spend time to research and get inspiration from other. Destination is in your hand. All you need to do is buy a large size of globe!
TIPS TO BUY A TRAVEL BOOKS
......just a rough plan
Are you ok to go with 7,000 miles away from your current place?
LA to Istanbul Turkey is just 7110 miles away. You need to figure this out:
How much money needed to travel that far?
Is it smooth to encounter the country? or is it safe? what if....
THERE'S ONLY 3 ESSENTIAL THINGS NEEDED TO START THE JOURNEY.
-YOUR PLAN-plan at least 1 month in advance.where to go/what to do/what to see...
-MONEY TO INVEST-budget for travel/are you on tight budget?
-YOURSELF!!-Be brave !
Let's say we assume your passport is tip topcondition. So how to implemented the plan & the flow:
1-take a look at your bank. How much money do you have to spend ?or we don't call it spend, it's better as " invest".
2-research the most beautiful or unique destination u wish to go.
3-flight is the main costs.(make sure u plan smart. Book in advance)
4-pick tours or
5-DIY your itinerary (jot it down)
-your activity: trekking/climbing/hiking/biking/ learning the culture/or even working! so extend your travelling period.
6-SELFIE & Share (must thing to do maybe every minute for the female)
Travel for fun? What kinds of fun?
Consider whether to go...
Choose Difficulities Level:
EASY-leisure/tour/shopping/relaxing/for fun/well known places/biking/Duration: 7-14 days
MEDIUM-discover places/walks the 300 m trails/duration:3-30 days
THOUGH-adventure-expedition/ longer period/trekking-climbing
STUDY THE PLACES
Most importanly, makes sure the place has at least minimum internet coverage.If you lost, at least can find direction thru google maps/ online resources. And so insta can upload your fabulously moment pictures.
if go solo, you know you'll be a solo stranger.You're a stranger not the other. For female,make sure not to walks too late.not wearing super hot outfit in certain places.
Go to place that has poor to no internet coverage. Are you dare?
Places that has to little accomodation. Can you sleep in the bush/ under the star?
Places that has not much transportation, like in the wide desert!