Travel Safe, Travel Smart, Travel Solo
Are you scared to be on your own?
Do you crave for some “ME” time?
Do you continually please others?
Do you get anxiety when you think of traveling alone?
Here is what I have learned in my years of life experience and from studying Neuro-Linguistic programming.
The FEAR of “being alone” comes from your conditioning. Negative emotions from the past have become your state and beliefs.
The need for “Me time” comes from you neglecting “Yourself” over the years. You are burnt out from years and years of putting everything before you.
The need to please everyone is called being in “your comfort zone.” Have to do everything for my parent, for my husband, for my children, for me friends…etc., etc. What about doing something for yourself?
Give yourself – time and love. The true happiness comes from within you. The true love comes from within you. The real freedom comes from within you. When everything comes from within you then WHY we humans spend years chasing love, happiness, and freedom outside of us???
I want to share my passion with you, and I hope this will inspire you and encourage you to Travel Solo at least once a year. I believe traveling empowers you to go through life with better focus. The word Solo / alone does not mean it is only for single people – it just means doing things that you love, for yourself, by yourself without compromise, without conditions and without anyone telling you what you can and can not do.
This is called SELF LOVE – this comes from a place of love and gratitude.
This is not SELFISH – selfishness comes from a place of fear and hurt.
Why Travel Solo
For me, it was to find me again, when I booked my very first – solo travel, I was trying to run away from everyone and everything. All I wanted was to have some peace and some me time…….
Then I realised solo traveling was fun. It was so much more than just having “ME” time…….
Believe it or not if you #TRAVEL SOLO FAR ENOUGH, YOU WILL MEET YOUR TRUE SELF
Solo Travel Must Haves
Travel Safe – Is most important thing on every traveler’s agenda. It is even more critical when you are traveling Solo
Copy all your Travel documents
Blend in with the locals
Each country has a government site
that is very important to take advantage of, e.g., for Australia its http://smartraveller.gov.au
– people, say, but this is just common sense. Yes, it sure is.
Do not carry lots of cash
I use Travel Card. It is easy to use, no extra cost to use this card and you are spending your money, not racking up a credit card bill. It works similar to a credit card; you can pay with it, and you can withdraw cash from ATM.
Have a daily reporting system
make sure a friend or family member knows where you are at all times. The name of the hotel, town, city, country, etc
Invest in a perfect bag
or all your valuables – I use the Travel Navigator Neck Wallet and Passport Holder with RFID Blocking for Security. I wear this on, under my top or dress.
If you are getting a taxi alone
use a different drop off a street number on the same street. Do not accept offers for a free ride to your hotel from people at the airport/ train station etc
Do not wear expensive jewelry
(Do not Spell out – you are rich)
the only way to truly learn and grow is to get out of your comfort zone
Invest in a good suitcase
traveling solo means you are going to have to carry all your bags. Up and down the stairs at the airport/ train stations/ buses/ taxis/ hotels etc
(your carry bag should have) – water bottle, umbrella, phone (fully charged), detailed local map, camera, notebook, and pen
with other solo travelers.
Use local language
(try it, something is better than nothing)
For a detailed list of what you should have before your take off for your travel adventure
When traveling solo – Follow your heart, live your dream but take your brain with you
How to Start Solo Travel
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu
I am a big believer in baby steps; I recommend starting small. By this I mean, pick a destination that you haven’t been to before but somewhere within 2 hours of drive or fly time.
When you are picking a destination, think about things you like to do, e.g., visit museums or go to a musical or hang out on the beach or go hiking, etC
2. Book your accommodation right in the middle of the city center, this might be expensive, but it is worth it. You will get more of an experience, walk out the lobby, and you are there, whereas if you book a cheaper place uptown or downtown or in the suburbs, you will find you are always in your hotel room.
It gets very confusing when it comes to booking accommodation. My personal choice is to stay in the middle of the city or town I am visiting so I can enjoy everything the city has to offer. As a solo traveler, I find if you are staying away from where all the action is at night you never get out to enjoy it.
These are my Four Top choices when it comes to Booking accommodation
Find Cheap Flights
Booking a flight is not as simple as getting the cheapest flight available: flight time, stopovers, safety, food, baggage allowance, size of the aircraft for the long-haul plane are things I look for when I am booking my flights.
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