Traveling alone is something you should try at least once, but it's important to do your research so you're as prepared as possible. Though it can be an incredible learning experience, there are a few things you should keep at the front of your mind when you're exploring on your own. According to Redditors, these eight safety tips for traveling solo are some of the most crucial ones.
You may have gotten the urge to take a solo trip after Eat, Pray, Love came out. Yes, of course I want to be Julia Roberts and eat delicious spaghetti and pizza. And, as it turns out, I'm not the only one. Each year, more of us are looking to satisfy our thirst for venturing out alone.
For instance, according to Travel Daily, solo travel was preferred by many in 2018 and could be on the rise. The outlet reported that according to Intrepid Travel, 70% of the people who signed up for its U.S. trips were traveling solo in 2018. Additionally, Trekk Blog says that between 2016 and 2017, the monthly search volume for "solo female travel" on-average jumped by over 50%.
There's no doubt that traveling with your squad will make for memories that last a lifetime. But the numbers don't lie: lots of people seem just as interested in seeing the world all by themselves too.
If this sounds like something you might want to try, don’t take your safety for granted. Here are eight simple tips you should take into account before you start planning your dream vacation.