Tips for Travelling Alone

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Travelling alone doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds, with these tips from Gransnet

Our friends at Gransnet have us covered this summer if any of us are thinking of travelling alone. By following these simple tips, you can ensure your trip is an enjoyable adventure, that will have you booking year after year.

The first thing to remember is that you are never really alone, often you are in a lively resort with hotel staff on hand and, of course,  other travellers. If you’re game enough to book a solo trip, follow this advice from Gransnet.

Avoiding the single supplement

Most companies will charge a fee for single travellers, and there isn’t a way around this unless you book specifically with companies that are for solo travel. If you fancy a cruise, then bear in mind there are single cabins but they tend to get booked early. Alternatively, you might be lucky enough to get a last-minute deal on such a cabin, it’s worth calling the company direct.

Plan your days

One of the best things about solo travel is being able to plan your schedule all on your own. You don’t have to take into account anyone else’s nuances, it’s all about you!

There are some great travel apps that assist with pre-planning and are great for giving you peace of mind – after all this is a holiday!

Safety first

It is always daunting doing anything for the first time, and that is a completely normal feeling. But branching out of your comfort zone, and having new experiences is a wonderful gift to yourself.

To be extra cautious, it’s a good idea to research where you are going, so you feel armed with knowledge. You can also leave your itinerary with a friend with a photocopy of your passport,

Once on holiday, if you are heading out and about, it’s a good idea to leave valuables behind, along with your passport.

For more advice on travelling alone and solo travel see the original article on Gransnet 

Karlie Simmonds

Karlie has worked in Digital Media for over 10 years, she is passionate about health and wellbeing and lives in Edinburgh with her partner, children, and Pug, Poppy.