Nothing is more exciting and gratifying than taking solo trips, but which ones are best? Begin your journey to self discovery with this guide by writer Becca Brown.
Travelling alone is one of the most special and unique journeys you can embark upon. You’ll learn so much about yourself, discover new skills and explore more of the world from a personal perspective. So what types of solo trips are best for self discovery?
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In this guide, you’ll find plenty of information about how to prepare for solo trips, as well as some of the places you need to visit on your journey. Let the adventure begin!
How To Prepare
There are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself for a solo trip.
One of the best ways to make sure you’re well prepared for solo trips is to plan ahead. Book your flights and accommodations in advance and consider all of the things you might do on your trip.
Consider Booking a Group Tour
While solo trips can do wonders for your confidence and ability to be independent, it can also get lonely sometimes.
One way to combat this is to book yourself on at least one group tour during your trip. This will give you the chance to meet other, like-minded solo travelers.
Don’t Pack Too Much
While on a solo trip, you’re going to be entirely responsible for carrying your own items. Therefore, you don’t want to pack too much. Go light and thank yourself later.
Let People Know Where You’re Going
One of the most important things you can do when setting off on a solo trip is to make sure at least one person know where you’re going.
This is just in case of any emergencies or incidents. If anything should happen, someone close to you needs to know where you are. It’s also good for safety measures and precautions.
How It Will Change Your Life
Solo trips are often embarked upon by people who aim to ‘find themselves’. Whether it’s a religious pilgrimage, or just a regular adventure holiday, you can discover more about yourself and enrich your life with new cultures and experience amazing new things.
You’ll discover new skills and uncover things about yourself that you didn’t even know! You’re also likely to develop your confidence and become a more rounded, cultured individual.
Where To Go
While a solo trip is such an incredibly exciting and eye-opening experience, one of the most difficult challenges you’ll face is actually choosing where to go! Here are some of the best recommendations of places to go on a solo trip.
The Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago is one of the most beloved and popular pilgrimages in the world. There are numerous routes you can take to embark upon the Camino de Santiago, with some of the most popular ones starting in France and Portugal, taking you all the way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It’s a truly amazing experience to enjoy as part of a solo trip.
The remarkably unique city of the Inca that resides high up in the Peruvian mountains is a beloved trip for many people, especially those embarking on it alone. The culture is spectacularly different from anything you’ll have experienced before, but it’ll be a truly enjoyable and wonderful eye-opening solo trip!
Himalaya Trek in Bhutan
The Laya Trek is one of the most popular Himalayan treks to enjoy in Bhutan. It’s ideal for a solo trip as you’ll get to explore the likes of forests, farmlands and spectacular mountain ranges. There are also many monasteries and quaint villages for you to enjoy along the way.
Solo trips are such incredible trips for you to enjoy at least once in your lifetime. They’ll teach you many new skills, allow you to meet some incredible people and fully immerse yourself in other vibrant cultures. Let me know in the comments where you plan to adventure on your solo trip, or share photos from your most recent journey!
About the Author:
Becca is an interpreter, a translator and a writer, embracing the digital nomad life, and taking on the world. You can read more of her work at RoughDraft, and find here on Twitter here.
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