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How To Travel Abroad Alone

If you are the type of person who has dreamed about what it’s like to dive in the blue aqua waters of Indonesia, explore Thailand or shop in Paris but have never been able to find someone as passionate as you go with you then travel abroad alone. Although it may take an independent person with a bag of curiosity and courage to travel abroad alone, no one really needs a group to explore and explore several countries and see what the world has to offer. Here are some tips for planning your own trip.

Must haves for your trip- Depending on the destinations you chose to visit; it is a good idea to have a few key items. For less remote destinations invest in an ipad or tablet with a solar power back up. I-pads or tablets are compact, lightweight, and have all the communications you will ever need; phone, e-mail, internet and camera all rolled into one device. It is great for journalizing your trip, keeping in touch back home and surfing the net to coordinate any services you need like Google maps or discount train fares. A solar power backup can be purchased cheaply on Amazon.com. The power backup is a good idea to avoid problems with the power plug not fitting into a socket or in case you do not have any access to power.

Break down any walls – Traveling abroad alone means moving outside of your comfort zone. I learned to get over any uneasy feeling I had toward traveling alone by making an effort to meet people along the way. I make a regular effort to talk to people and ask their opinion on anything from food to sightseeing. Breaking down walls is hard to do at first but gets easier after a little practice. Make an effort to reach out to people, it opens doors for new friends and opportunities.

Find a travel buddy- Still scared to go alone? Find someone to travel with you. Travbuddy.com or Travelersmeeting.com This is a good place to get to know other people who are serious about going to the same destination you are. You can get to know people make plans, and share the whole trip or partial trip to get your started.

Travelers insurance- In the event things should not go as planned, it’s a good idea to secure travelers insurance. Even if your current healthcare provider covers you outside of your country, some emergency services are not covered that you may not be aware of. Often the use of emergency vehicles, helicopters or planes should you be injured are not covered outside of your home country. Travelers insurance often include emergency evacuations, or a return flight home, cover lost or stolen property, emergency financial or transportation assistance 24/7

As a single traveler, you cannot take many precautions to maintain your own security. Check all government websites for travel advice before you leave. Never trust anyone with your personal belongings and keep your belongings safe at all times, especially in hostels. If you always open your eyes and develop good communication with the people around you, fine, there’s nothing to worry about. Traveling abroad is like riding a bicycle, once you lose your training wheels, the road never ends.