Planning Your First Solo Trip: Tips For Nervous Newbies

Planning Your First Solo Trip: Tips For Nervous Newbies

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  1. Such good tips! I recently posted about why you should give solo travel a try ( and I think that fits so well with your tips here! Such great ideas to help get people on the solo ride. I love the idea of doing research and preparing ahead of time to help ease any anxieties.

  2. Gustobeats

    Practical tips indeed! When many tells that you should go “out of your comfort zone”, while for a solo traveler, I agree with you point! 😀

  3. Tiana Bantis

    I love all these tips, I did a lot of this when I took my first solo trip and staying in hostels is the best!

  4. Rae O.

    This totally speaks to me – nervous about traveling alone, but aware that the freedom and excitement are worth it! These tips are great, I especially love the idea of group tours as a stepping stone to solo travel.

  5. Olivia

    These are such great tips! I’ve always wanted to go on a solo trip, but it seems so intimidating. Good point about joining a community travel Facebook page and checking out group tours!

    1. Travelling Tam

      Ah I hope you get the confidence to go one day! It’s truly worth it and as you say, facebook groups and tours are a great stepping stone.

  6. Kelsey Frey

    This is such a great resource! I also love Facebook groups – they’re essential when traveling solo IMO. And I totally feel you on not overpacking – I still do it every time, though, haha. And I met so many new friends on in hostels and on free walking tours! I think people underestimate how easy it is to meet other travelers while solo. I honestly found it easier than when I was with a friend!

    1. Travelling Tam

      Aw thanks Kelsey and I’m glad you approve! Yep travel groups are amazing and so are hostels! I find solo travelling more social than travelling with others too!

  7. Suvarna Kaushik

    These are some really amazing tips for people who want to travel solo.

  8. Chelsea Lyndon

    Love this! I was so scared to travel alone the first time but turned out the be great! I also like to book tours (I did a Contiki) and hostels. They are both great options to meet like minded travellers who often become friends for life!

    1. Travelling Tam

      Tours are a great idea to start with. I’m glad you took the plunge and use hostels x

  9. Bright Nomad ✈

    Great advice! I travel solo myself and definitely agree with all the tips you shared 🙂

  10. Disha Smith

    These are great tips for newbie solo travelers. Doing lots of research beforehand is important just as you stated.

  11. Nina Out and About

    I’m a designated solo traveller. Love these tips for newbies!

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