Travelling alone? Top tips for solo travellers
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Travelling alone can be a daunting prospect - but with the right preparation and attitude, it can lead to the adventure of a lifetime. Lots of people travel solo every summer, meaning it’s likely to be easier than you expect to meet fellow adventurers - especially if you’re staying in a hostel or on a bus or boat trip. It also means that you’re pretty much guaranteed accommodation, and enables you to see, book and experience the very best of the destination. With this in mind, Liz Lindsay from Kiwi Experience, which gets 35% of its bookings from solo travellers, shares the top advice the company gives to those flying solo... Save money, book early “Even for budget backpackers, travelling alone can impact your spending as there’s no one to share the cost of essentials like laundry visits, suntan lotion or food with. However, you can make significant savings on your travel passes by booking them well in advance.” Plus, we’d point out that there’s no one to delay your plans for whilst they decide whether they can do that date, if they really fancy that country/have enough money, or whether they actually want to go at all – meaning you can snap up bargains early, before they disappear. Win win! Allow for flexibility Book a travel pass so that you have a basic journey structure - but don’t be tempted to plan every step or stop before you arrive, as hop-on, hop-off bus passes mean you’ll have the flexibility to stay in certain areas longer if you choose to.
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