How to Travel Solo: Must Know Tips Before Traveling Alone



I have traveled to 15 countries solo and I want to help you prepare and plan for your first solo travel trip. Traveling solo is not as risky or as scary as you may think! In this video I will help you navigate those fears you may have of stepping out into the big wide world alone, how to start saving for your first trip, how to pack, how to plan your itinerary, and everything else in between. If you have any questions about solo travel that I don’t cover, drop them in the comments!

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46 thoughts on “How to Travel Solo: Must Know Tips Before Traveling Alone

  1. I've done 3 solo road trips so far and have more in the planning. There's a lot to be said for solo travel!!! I'm not brave enough to travel solo to a foreign country though. I think of the language barrier, difference in currency and food. Think I'll stay with the U.S.; there's a lot to see in our backyard 🙂

  2. I am so beyond happy that I came across this video. I’ve never been outside of the US and I am traveling to Scotland next year solo. I am excited but also extremely nervous. I hope it will be life changing. Thank you for this video!

  3. You’re absolutely right that most people are decent. It’s actually a selfless belief to grasp that. I’ll definitely check out the rest of your videos. Good luck with your channel!

  4. Once you go solo, the idea of having to plan a trip with someone else seems annoying. I absolutely love this. I solo travel all the time (over 30 countries and counting). The best places to go to meet people are hostels and events. Always google the latest scams in the area (especially on transportation). I went a trip by myself to Strasbourg, France on Saturday and it filled my energy cup. I got to cafe-sit, people-watch, eat churros and take in the scenery without distraction. I have a fiance whom I adore and long to be close to and fully supports my trips alone and we enjoy trips together. Solo travel is normal for a lot of people. Don't be discouraged by the naysayers. xxSafe Travelsxx

  5. I’m always traveling alone since I don’t have a lot of friends and no one ever wants to travel with me

    I still have a blast wherever I go though 🙂

  6. Hi Haley, how are you going? I hope you're well. I was wondering, how do you relax, while keeping your guard up? I thought that if someone relaxes, they are less aware of what's going on around them. Am I wrong?

  7. Something I'll note for those of us who are chronically ill, you can definitely solo travel with a roller suitcase! (Backpacks often cause my body to flare up) just use a "bigger carry on" suitcase and you can roll it without putting stress on your shoulders. Solo travel is possible even if you aren't super healthy friends!

  8. I get scared of people taking advantage of me or getting kidnapped or robbed. Or someone takes my identity stuff and I'm stuck in the country. But I did like how you said that there are a lot of decent people. Makes me feel a little better

  9. Thank you so much for this video. So much of us are solo traveling and it can be super nerve-wracking! Your tips are awesome and I will keep them in mind on my next solo trip! We are a travel-based channel. Feel free to check us out!

  10. On Saturday I am leaving for France. I will be going to a yoga retreat for three weeks but first I have to get there from Germany. It might not be as adventurous as going from city to city but it is a huge step for me. First get to Lyon, find the hostel, check out the city, get back to the hostel and the next day find the place where I am supposed to take the bus/train. Way too much excitement for 2 days.
    Once I manage doing this alone, I will try to do another trip at some point 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for this video it gave me such a relief! I am 19 and want to start traveling alone and was very scared but now I’m ready for it after seeing thus vid!

  12. Getting ready to go on a trip to meet my bf by myself everybody else is so worried ab me like it’s annoying I’m ready to do this so I can prove I can do something’s by myself

  13. Good common sense tips espec for safety. So true, our home turf can be just as dangerous as most other places in the world – we're just familiar with it so we FEEL safe (that's not to say it is safe but you can't allow that to stop you from living life – just need to stay alert)

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