Mar 1, 2013 10:18 - soloturist | 2,848 views
Are you interested in solo adventure travel?
Do you want to backpack around the world? Backpacking is definitely a great way to see the world in a different manner because it actually involves adventure travel in the purest sense. However, if you have never traveled alone overseas before, then you will need to learn a few things first.
Here is a guide of tips that you should consider when traveling alone overseas. Although it may be true that these tips would be important for any kind of trip, they would be especially vital for solo adventure travel:
Find out more about the customs of the country.
If you are currently interested in adventure travel, then you need to learn about the customs and laws of the country that you are planning to travel to before going there. Even if going to certain cities of that country isn’t in your itinerary, it would still be smart to learn about them as well. Also, find out if you will need any special visas or paperwork to get to your country of choice.
Naturally, you will have to make sure that your passport is up-to-date, and make sure you bring a few extra copies of your papers with you. Make sure you hide the copies in different places and always bring a copy with you. Don’t forget to leave a copy back home either!
Buy a local map.
Before anything else, the first thing that you should do when you get to your country of choice is buy a local map. If it is possible to let somebody back home know exactly where you are, do so. In fact, if you planned out your itinerary beforehand, you should leave a copy back home. This way, you can be sure that people will know where you are at all times and whether they should get worried if they don’t hear about you for a certain span of time.
Do not bring anything expensive with you.
Even if you wear expensive jewelry all the time when you are back home, you might want to leave it behind when traveling alone. Instead, bring cheaper and more convenient jewelry with you – that is, if you absolutely have to.
Listen to your instincts.
It is true that you should enjoy adventure travel as much as possible, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should ignore your instincts while you’re at it. Always stay in public places where there are people around you and make it a point to walk on well-lit roads at all times.
Find great travel buddies.
Solo travel can be even more fun if you spend it with other people who are traveling alone. That’s right. Even if your trip is booked for solo travel, you can still find great travel buddies during your trip. If you want, you can even go through travel dating sites and look for travel companions there who will be visiting the same places as you during your adventure travel trip. Try it!
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