3x Essential Solo Travel Tips (Prepare At Home)
Solo traveling is very exciting! However, it is nice to be prepared for everything. Therefore, I’ve listed 3 essential solo travel tips (which you can prepare at home😉). These will help you have a carefree and more safe trip✈️!
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Download an Offline Map
One of the first things I do to prepare for a trip, whether it is a solo trip or not, is downloading an offline map. Especially when you’re traveling on your own it is important to know where you are at any moment, and how to get around. With an offline map you will save a lot of time, internet data, and awkward conversations with local people who do not speak English.
There are multiple apps to download offline maps. But my favourite is the most common: Google Maps. When you go to the menu you can scroll down to a tap “offline maps” and there you can download the map of your choice.
Spread Your Cash
As a solo traveler you are a little bit more vulnerable than you would be traveling with somebody else. There is the (unlikely) chance that you get robbed during your trip. The best thing you can do to prepare for this in case it happens is to spread some cash over your luggage.
Before you step into a plane, go to an ATM at the airport and collect a few bills of 20 euros. And put at least 1 bill in every bag you have with you. Now, in case you do get robbed, you still has that little bit of cash on hand to take a cab to your hotel, where you can then block all your cards etc.
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Get familiar with the Public Transport
One of the best ways to get around in most cities is public transport. To make sure you won’t feel lost when your arrive at your destination I would advice you to get familiar with the public transport in advance. You need to know the following things:
- How to get from the airport to your hotel or hostel.
- Where to buy tickets for the public transportation.
- What are the most practical transportation lines (bus, tram, train) in your destination.
On the website of your airport of destination and on the Tourism Board website you will always find a section about public transport. Make sure you check that out before you depart.