The Most Common Solo Travel Fears and How to Overcome Them
Generally, there are so many people out there yearning to become solo travelers. However, so after have a conversation with my pal Justin of On The Rocks Party Halls, he shares that quite a good number are still skeptical about the adventure because of their perceived fears. Just like in other careers, there are several fears to solo travels too that you must be ready to face head on in order to fulfill your dream. The following are the most common solo travel fears and how to overcome them.
I Do Not Think I’m Outgoing
Solo travels are not only for extroverts or super active personalities. If you are the timid or shy kind of a person, taking things easy can still help you fit in well with strangers when visiting new places. However, it is advisable to start by touring places you are familiar like attractions in your country to build confidence.
I’m Worried about Travel Costs
Traveling solo can be one of the best ways to see the world for less since you do not have to compromise on where you stay, sleep, visit or things to do. Consider cost cutting alternatives like booking accommodation in dorms, early flight bookings and others.
How Can I Be Sure of My Safety?
This is a concern for every traveler including those who travel with big groups. While there is always no guarantee of safety even during group trips, solo travels require that you take extra care of yourself. The first step is choosing destinations that you are comfortable visiting.
What If I Start To Feel Homesick?
Traveling solo requires that you start to get used to your own company because you will be relying on yourself most of the times. Whenever you start to feel homesick, try something that will make you feel comfortable at the new environment like engaging the locals. You can also use the opportunity to start something g interesting like a diary.
Traveling solo is indeed a rewarding experience that can change your life for the better. But, you must first address your fears using the above insights in order to experience the benefits of solo travel.