So you’re thinking of taking a solo trip? That’s great, but before you decide for definite, here are a few things to weigh up before you go it alone.
1. You can do what you want, whenever you want
This is without doubt the single best thing about taking a trip by yourself. Fancy getting up at 10am? Great, you can do that. Want to try out a Japanese restaurant? Go for it, it’s your trip. When no one else is there to tell you what they want to do or what you should be doing, you’ve got complete freedom to do whatever it is you want, so embrace it and have a great time.
2. Spend time with whoever you want
A solo trip is a great way to build your confidence by speaking to people that you probably wouldn’t if you were traveling with someone. After all, if you don’t make the effort to talk to some people then you could have a very lonely trip with very little human interaction. If you find the idea of a going up to random strangers a bit intimidating then you could hire an escort for the evening. Make sure to go call verified services or listed and checked individual escorts. An escort will put you at ease straight away, give you a confidence boost when you walk into that bar or restaurant with her on your arm, and help to entertain you probably more than you’ll be able to entertain yourself. Now there’s a couple of reasons why taking a solo trip can be great, but of course there are some down sides as well.
3. It’s more expensive to travel alone
Hotels often charge a single person supplement but even if they don’t then you’ll be shouldering the full cost of a room by yourself when you’re on your own and not in a group. Other things such as taxi fares will cost more too, but if you plan ahead and budget, then cost shouldn’t be a massive issue.
4. It’s safer to be in a group
Going it alone is very exciting and adventurous but it’s undoubtedly a bit more dangerous than being in a group. If you get lost for example, then who are you going to call? Or if some random dude in a bar decides he wants to pick a fight with you, there’s no one there to back you up.
5. It can get pretty lonely
Many people like their own company but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you’re not the most confident of people then you may find it hard to speak to people you’ve never met and consequently you might be spending a lot of time by yourself and avoiding people altogether.
Don’t let these things put you off, just take some practical steps to avoid these pitfalls.
6. Plan your budget in advance
Do a bit of research before you go. How much will a room cost by yourself? How much will it cost to get around? Is there a cheaper alternative available? Ask yourself these questions and plan accordingly.
7. Speak to people
If you’re not very confident then fake confidence. Just put yourself out there and approach some people. Maybe consider spending some time with an companion girl. They’ll help you to relax and build your confidence, and you can spend some time having fun with them.
8. Be alert and be sensible
This isn’t intended to alarm you but just think about certain things before you go and do them. If you go to a bar and fell uneasy with the atmosphere then leave, and find a place that feels safer. If you see trouble escalating then walk away, look for places with less dodgy characters for example.
Above all else, just enjoy yourself. A solo trip could be the best trip you ever take as you’ll be able to see and do exactly what you want. Stay safe and have fun.