They say, “Travelling alone is the single best gift you can give yourself” and how true! Your reasons to travel solo may be many, but embarking on adventures with unfiltered prejudices can be such a soul-satisfying experience. Travelling can teach you a lot about yourself too. You will discover newer passions, newer strengths, overcome a few fears and come back much more confident than you have ever been. So, it is time you took that leap of faith. Use this trip planner, click on ‘plan a trip’ and set off into the world.Do not let the thin wallet worry you, here are a few tips on how to plan a budget solo trip:
- Book flights having long stopovers:
These flights come much cheaper plus you can even do a small tour of the city you are stopping over at, provided you have a valid visa. Also, look for red-eye flights.
- Stay with the locals:
Book yourself Airbnb’s or homestays. This way, you will save some big buck and will also come across the best-kept secrets of the city; like which is the best bar in town, or where can I view the best sunrise.
- Book the city passes online at discounted prices
The many travel reviews that are available over various travel forums will help you know more about discounted city passes, hop-on-hop-off busses, sightseeing passes and more. Secure one at the earliest.
- Travel greener and cheaper
Buy yourself a travel card and take a bus, or the subway. Some cities even offer you travel + sightseeing passes. Keep an eye for those!
- Buy the souvenir at the local market
Planning to buy those ‘City fridge magnets’ for your folks back home? Get them at a local market instead of gift shops or even airports.
- Pizza for dinner
Order in, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the pizza for dinner. Or try some street food; or eat with the locals, eat like a local.
- Ditch the duty-free shopping!
I know how tempting those beautiful, twinkly shops look. And with long hours to kill, this seems like a perfect trap. Rather, grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable in the waiting lounge and read that favourite book of yours.
Planning the trip already? Let’s take a look at some of the best solo travel destinations from around the world and why should you visit them:
- Australia – Safe to travel, English-speaking country
- Thailand – Beautiful beaches, friendly hospitality
- Bhutan – Happiest country in the world, a brand new cultural experience
- Costa Rica – Abundant adventures, great food
- Bali – Amazing landscapes, and many massages!!