How to get the best out of solo travel

How to get the best out of solo travel

  • Solo trips, as the name suggests, are basically just trips where an individual embarks on alone; without any other company whatsoever.
  • The society we live in today would term this as being “odd” or “weird” or whatever other new word we have invented for unique people, but nevertheless, it should feature in one’s bucket list.

By Gleam Esther

Self bonding is one of the overlooked yet crucial things a human being should ever invest in, and one of the ways to achieve that is by going for a solo trip.

Solo trips, as the name suggests, are basically just trips where an individual embarks on alone; without any other company whatsoever.

The society we live in today would term this as being “odd” or “weird” or whatever other new word we have invented for unique people, but nevertheless, it should feature in one’s bucket list.

In order for the solo trip to be effective as intended, there should be a few guidelines to be followed so as to come out of it successful and accomplished.

For starters, chose a destination with a meaning to you. Many a time we take trips to various places to just go and have a good time, but for this the destination would have to be where one is able to fully engage with themselves rather than with other people.

The characteristics of such a place include, and are not limited to: a quiet place out in nature, a recreational facility that offers activities for individuals, and just about any other place with welcoming and friendly people who will not bark at you while you’re doing yoga.

Another key factor is what to carry for such a trip. Due to lack of company, there is then the need to come up with a list of the things one would need so as to avoid experiencing boredom. For instance, a journal, which can provide an avenue where one can be able to put into words their thoughts and feelings during the trip. One could also consider a novel (s) - based on the number of days - sporty wear, comfortable clothes, and some cash on the side for emergencies.

Be optimistic but lean on the positive side of it all. In most cases, if it’s the first trip, one may tend to get bored until they try it again a second and a third time. Keep an open mind in the sense that before leaving for the destination, one should be fully aware of the fact that things may either go well or not so well. With that in mind, one is supposed to be positive that it actually goes well, while still hoping for better luck next time in case the first one blows. To show this positive optimism, one can even plan for the next solo trip upon the conclusion of the first.

To top it all up, the last factor is being ready to accept the new you that will be discovered at the end of the solo trip. The solo trip will bear fruits that are going to manifest gradually, and to those that are not prepared, it may come to them as a shock. This then calls for preparation of the mind of the new character trait that will come up.

With all this in mind, ladies and gentlemen, have yourselves the smoothest solo trip of your life. Thank me later!

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