4 considerations for your first solo travel adventure

Apr 14, 2020 No Comments by

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Once upon a time it was utterly unheard of; the thought of jetting away on your own was something that would have been laughed out of the room.

Now, the opposite is occurring. Even people who could pick and choose friends to go away with are opting to go on their travels alone. It’s part of a major boom in the travel industry which is being dubbed as “solo travel”.

Of course, if you have never taken such action before, this is a gigantic plunge into the unknown. It’s scary at first, and this is why today’s guide has been put together.

Let’s now take a look at some of the biggest considerations you need to factor in if you are thinking about your first solo travel adventure.

Is your trip designed for solo travel?

First and foremost, not all trips are designed for solo travel. This largely revolves around the accommodation that you are opting for. As you will have probably heard, some hostels are more suited to solo travelers than others. Some will really make an effort to bring people together; whether it’s through having lots of social areas or events.

However, there are others (mainly hotels) that won’t really be focused on bringing groups together. They will provide a place to sleep, and that will be the end of the matter. Your choice in this regard is going to be crucial on whether or not your solo trip is a successful one or not.

The paperwork – is all of yours in order?

This is an exciting time, so paperwork is something that is regularly cast to the back of our minds. Unfortunately, it needs to be thought about. As much as we don’t like to admit it, the risks for solo travel do still exist in 2020. It means that you need to check out Staysure for travel insurance options to see where you stand and hopefully this cover will give you a sense of security when you are on your

Overscheduling – a common solo travel mistake

One of the great benefits of traveling alone is doing what you want, when you want. When you are travelling with others you don’t have such a luxury and you usually have to make compromises.
This is where you need to keep one eye firmly on your schedule. Make sure that don’t try and tick off each and every item that Trip Advisor throws at you.

Sure, there’s nothing wrong with having some sort of itinerary for your getaway, but also try and do a lot of things spontaneously. This is what the USP of solo travel is really about.

Safety – keep your eyes more open than ever before

As we have already alluded to, there are more dangers with solo travel. Whenever you are putting yourself in situations where you are alone, you are going to be met by such safety concerns.

There’s little advice we can give here apart from to “be extra careful”. Keep your eyes open wider than ever before, and perhaps act with a little more distrust with people. Sure, you will meet A LOT of good people on your travels, but that doesn’t mean to say you can let your guard down.

And if you’re coming to ski here in Bansko, then be sure to download the Bansko App (it’s free) and go to the meet-up because there’s always some people who are happy to join you in the slopes or for an apres ski drink.
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