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When you travel, you constantly encounter social situations. You have to talk to people when buying tickets, passing through immigration, ordering food at restaurants, and checking into your hotel. You’ll spend most of your time in public spaces. In some countries, you may be approached by people on the street trying to sell you things …

Read More about Dealing With Social Anxiety While Traveling

Solo travel is one of those things that you have to try to see whether or not you like it. The reality is that not everybody is cut out for solo travel. Some people can’t deal with the loneliness. Some people experience anxiety when they’re constantly meeting new people and having new experiences. Others simply miss …

Read More about Failing at Solo Travel and Going Home Early: How to Cope With Loneliness, Anxiety, and Burnout

When planning a solo trip, you’ll eventually have to tell your family and friends about your plans. Some people will be supportive and others will think you’re out of your mind. Some people just don’t get solo travel. Your parents will worry about your safety. People may try to convince you not to go. They …

Read More about How to Tell Your Family About Your Solo Travel Plans

When planning a trip, one of the more important decisions you have to make is whether you’re going to travel alone or with a group. This choice depends on a number of factors including personal preferences, where you’re traveling, your budget, and more. There is no right or wrong way to travel. This guide lists …

Read More about Solo Travel Vs Group Travel: Pros and Cons

One of the most commonly asked questions by those who are planning their first solo trip is, ‘Is solo travel safe?’ Yes. Solo travel is safe as long as you take some basic precautions, avoid certain dangerous destinations, and choose a destination that is suitable for your level of travel experience. You do have to …

Read More about Is Solo Travel Safe? Avoiding Crime and Scams While Traveling Alone

The idea of traveling alone can feel intimidating and even scary. You have to make plans, manage your budget, organize transport, book accommodation, and more. It’s a lot of work. If you get into trouble, you have only yourself to rely on. If you plan ahead, traveling solo doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this …

Read More about Solo Travel: 25 Tips for Traveling Alone For the First Time

Solo travel gets lonely. There is no avoiding it. While traveling alone, you may spend days in transit without speaking to another individual. When you finally arrive at your destination ready to socialize, putting yourself out there to meet locals and fellow travelers can feel intimidating. Not everyone is good at socializing. The good news …

Read More about 25 Easy Ways to Meet People When Traveling Alone (Great for Introverts)

In the Summer of 2011 at 18 years old, I set out on my first solo trip. For three months I backpacked around Europe through 20 countries. I traveled by train, bus, and boat. In this article, I review my first solo trip. I’ll talk about planning, packing, budgeting, my route, experiences, and more. I’ll …

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