The Most Common Solo Travel Fears and How to Overcome Them

The Most Common Solo Travel Fears and How to Overcome Them

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.

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Tips for Traveling with Your Best Friend

Tips for Traveling with Your Best Friend

Tips for Traveling with Your Best Friend

Most people say their most memorable trips were with their best friends. However, there are also some who think traveling with your best friend is not a good idea. Nevertheless, going on an adventure with your best friend is an exclusive opportunity for you to spend time together and strengthen the bond of friendship. Below are tips to keep in mind when planning a trip with your best friend.

Plan the Trip Together

Since you will be traveling together, it is critical that both of you are fully involved in the planning. Whether it is choosing attractions to visit, things to do, places to sleep or even how to travel, make sure your friend is on the same page. When you start making the decisions together, there are higher chances things will go on smoothly throughout the trip.

Let Each Person Manage Their Own Money

Money and friendships never stay together for too long. Sharing money can easily impact conflicts that might end up ruining the entire adventure. Let every person handle their own money but, be cautious not to overspend and start burdening your friend before the trip ends.

Accept Your Mistakes, Forgive and Move On

This is where most relationships usually get ruined. It is not hard to own your mistakes. Instead of holding it for later or ranting about it throughout the trip, simply accept and let the adventure continue. If your friend owns his or her mistakes, forgive and get back on the trip. Simple words like sorry can always go a long way in keeping the peace.

While traveling with your best friend can be an amazing experience, it could also present some challenges. However, you should focus on the positives, practice the above tips and just let things flow. Instead of worrying about what might become of your relationship, consider the trip a chance for both of you to make things better just the way you want them.

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The Most Romantic Islands to Travel to in 2019

The Most Romantic Islands to Travel to in 2019

The Most Romantic Islands to Travel to in 2019

Whether you are craving unique adventure, culture or just a relaxed retreat by the beach with your better half, visiting an island can deliver a remarkable experience. Unlike offshore destinations, islands can sometimes be hard to find. But, that should not discourage you and your partner from getting the desired experience. Below are the most romantic islands to travel to in 2019 that should be in your bucket list.

The Maldives

Commonly described as the tropical paradise, the Maldives is a collection of archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The islands are mainly sought after by many because of their turquoise waters, pure white sandy beaches and abundance of marine life. Some of the activities that you should try out when visiting the Maldives include snorkeling, home cooked food tasting, scuba diving and submarine tour.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece is one of the most popular islands in the world that will make your romantic getaway truly amazing. The island features ancient cities, stunning beaches, sumptuous local cuisines, wine and volcanic landscapes. Apart from just the beauty of the island, there are lots of things to do too including swimming, snorkeling, wine tasting, Catamaran cruising, scuba diving, parasailing, vineyard tours among others.

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is an exotic archipelago that has been rated the most beautiful island in the world many times. This stunning island has a refined tropical allure that will no doubt make your romantic retreat simply amazing. While it is popular for fishing, diving and hiking, there are several other things to do in Palawan including underground river tour, firefly watching, island hopping, buffet lunch cruising, dining, snorkeling and more.

Other romantic islands that you should also consider when planning a getaway in 2019 include French Polynesia, Seychelles, Cook Islands, Hawaii, Saint Lucia and Capri, Italy. Regardless of the destination that you choose, all the above islands have something unique to make your romantic retreat an experience of a lifetime.

 

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Tips for Booking the Cheapest Flights

Tips for Booking the Cheapest Flights

Tips for Booking the Cheapest Flights

Flying does not usually come cheap. That’s why savvy travelers are constantly in search of ways on how to cut flight costs. But whether you fly frequently or once in a while, it is not always easy to get cheap deals when it comes to booking flights. However, there are a few hacks that can help you find these amazing offers without so much hassle. Below are tips for booking the cheapest flights that you should try out when traveling.

Book Flights Early In Advance

Some people often wait until the last minute to book flights, which can be very expensive because most flights hike airfares in the final weeks of departure. Thus, booking your flights a month or two before departure can help you get low airfares.

Have a Flexible Travel Schedule

Airlines raise their fares during peak travel seasons like holidays due to the high demand. As such, planning most of your trips during off peak seasons when not many people are traveling could enable you get the cheapest flights.

Travel with Discount Airlines

Discount airlines have relatively low airfares as well as other cost reduction offers. With such airlines, you will be able to travel more without huge spending on airfares. Discount airlines can help you save money on both domestic and international flights.

Look Out For Airline Specials

Sometimes, booking your flights at the last minute could be cheaper. When nearing the time of departure, some airlines usually sell the remaining seats at cheaper prices to avoid huge losses. If you are lucky to book during such times, you could just be able to travel cheap.

Book Flights through Different Travel Portals

Instead of rushing to buy flight tickets directly from your carrier, take some time to check what third parties are offering in terms of airfares. You might find that third party portals offer better deals, which are likely to result into cheaper airfares.

Overall, early bookings and flexible travel plans are the most effective ways for booking the cheapest flights. You also need to conduct some research in advance when planning your travels. Nevertheless, with a little bit of research and these tips, you can avoid huge airfares and still enjoy a brilliant travel experience.   

 

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SAFETY TIPS WHILE AT THE SERENGETI

Tanzania is the home of Serengeti National park. The park has different animals that can keep you busy enough, but the biggest attraction is what is called the Great Migration.

The great migration as it is commonly known is the movement of about two million wildebeest. Zebras and antelopes accompany the wildebeest. It is such a fascinating site to see, definitely worth making the trip.

If you are planning to visit the Serengeti, there are some things you need to remember to make your trip a memorable time instead of a nightmare.

Have a tour Guide with you

Guides are professionals who have learned the animal’s behaviors. The tour guides know when the animals are acting up and being restless and can advise the group accordingly. Sometimes they carry weapons not because they want to harm the animals but for your safety. They tend to give you more information about the various animals that you see and their history. Touring the park on your own can be a cool idea, but unless you know how to speak lion, I suggest you use a guide.

Don’t run

Never run. Why do you ask? When you are at the park, and you start running for whatever reason, you trigger the animal’s minds that you are prey, and hence they need to hunt you down. Always try to be as calm as possible no matter the situation. Have you ever seen a lion run after an antelope? Which of the two won the race? Well, you don’t want to go to the Serengeti and end up being a meal.

Stay in your vehicle

You are excited to see all this different animals and curiosity might make you want to get up close. Please don’t, once you leave your vehicle anything and everything can go wrong. Try as much as possible not to have any of your body parts, e.g. your arms or legs, outside the car because an animal might attack you without notice.

Remove the Flash from your camera

Imagine you are near a herd of elephants who are minding their business, and you are busy clicking pictures away. Imagine your camera having a flash and startles the elephants; the next thing would be a rout. In the process of the elephants trying to save themselves, from whatever they think is about to attack they may do more harm and you could be a casualty.

Apart from the all the things to look out for when at the Serengeti enjoy and take in all the animals that you will see. So know that you can put the SERENGETI on your list for the next place to visit.

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