Are you thinking about travelling but the thought of setting off solo makes you go weak at the knees?
There are a lot of blogs out there from people who are currently on their own adventures and bossing it.
It’s all rather intimidating, isn’t it? What do these people know that you don’t?
Clue: at this moment in time, it feels like just about everything!
I’ve experienced the doubt that you don’t have the right skills to travel alone. I know what it’s like to want to travel, but the worry that you won’t have a clue how holds you back.
I remember sitting on my parents sofa after quitting my full-time job in 2011 and booking a one way ticket to Thailand, staring at maps on the screen and devouring page after page of information.
But in all honesty, this just fuelled my nerves instead of calmed them. It just raised more questions about first time solo travel than it answered.
First Time Solo Travellers
How were all these other travellers nailing their trips? How were they travelling with just what they could fit into a backpack? How were they coping with cramped dorm rooms and overnight buses? How did they manage their money on the road and stay safe?
I was worried about all of this and more. I feared that I wouldn’t like travelling, or that I would suck at it and want to come home.
I was scared I would be lonely.
Just like you, I was looking for the reassurance before I began to travel that everything was going to be ok.
Tips For First Time Solo Travellers
Fast-forward to 2017 and I’ve been travelling and living abroad for almost six years. I’ve backpacked solo around South East Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia, road-tripped around Spain and Portugal and lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand for four years.
And do you know what has made the difference between the wannabe solo traveller I used to be and the person I am today?
As soon as you get going, you realise you’ve done it: you’ve joined the ranks of all of those people bossing their own personal journeys.
But I’ll be honest with you. Over the years, I’ve never stopped learning about travel.
Each new destination I visit and person I meet brings me fresh perspectives on the act of travel. I’ve made mistakes, learned from them and then made a ton more.
All of the tips and tricks I have picked up over the years have enabled me to dust myself off when the road gets tough and carry on travelling.
Travel Like A Boss
I’ve written the ultimate guide for first time solo travellers. It gives you all the tips and tricks you need to plan and enjoy your trip as a fearless and informed traveller.
It’s jam packed with all of the things I needed to hear before setting out on my trip, from safety, savings to packing.
I am sharing this with you to help you realise that there is a world out there in which you are the incredible solo traveller I know you can be: exploring, learning, experiencing and making lifelong friends.
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