logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Solo Travel Site

BellaOnline's Solo Travel Editor

g

5 Reasons Not to Travel Solo

Guest Author - Christine Wilcox

When you're contemplating taking a solo trip, there are definitely things that you need to take into consideration about your personality, your preferences, and your comfort levels. Ask yourself five quick questions before booking that solo trip out of the gate.

1. Are you comfortable striking up conversations with complete strangers?

When you're out solo on the road, you will either talk to people or become completely bored by the voices in your head. If you are not comfortable striking up conversations with others - whether it's a wait staff at a local restaurant or a ranger at a national park or monument - you need to evaluate if solo travel is truly for you. You may find that the lack of people to talk to is not for you.

2. When you're out and about during a normal week and you're on your own, are you addicted to staying connected with your friends on your phone?

When you're on a Solo Travel excursion, you cannot keep your friends glued to their phones just because you don't want to appear to be on your own. Sending text after text to your friends while you're supposed to be enjoying some "You Time" on the road gets tiring for everyone.

3. Is where you want to go a safe place to be alone?

Safety always needs to be a primary concern for any solo traveler. If the place you want to go is not secure, don't go. If you don't know if you'll feel comfortable going there by yourself, don't go alone. Take someone else the first time you go, get your feet wet and get comfortable, and then the next time you want to take a vacation, consider going there alone.

4. Can you afford the monetary hit to travel alone?

Face it, traveling with a companion can take some strain off the expenses. Consider splitting the bill if you want to get out of town but just can't swing paying for the lodging and rental car.

5. Do you need a safety net?

If you're the type of person that needs to have that second person there to watch your luggage, call the cabs, and be the leaning post, going it alone may make you entirely miserable.

Keep your focus, know your own preferences, and stay within your comfort zone until you're confident that striking out on your own is what you want to do.

Safe Travels!

Safe Travels.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Twitter Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Facebook Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to MySpace Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Del.icio.us Digg 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Yahoo My Web Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Google Bookmarks Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Stumbleupon Add 5+Reasons+Not+to+Travel+Solo to Reddit




Build the Perfect Solo Travel Vacation
Choose to Solo Travel for You
Security on the Solo Trip
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Solo Travel Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Christine Wilcox. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Christine Wilcox. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Las Vegas Solo

5 Tips for Planning a Cross-Country Road Trip

Voluntourism -- 2012 Archaeology Dig in Texas

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor