Things You Should Know Before First Solo Trip, From Repeat Traveler

  • I’ve traveled to more than 40 countries and have visited over 20 of them by myself.
  • Before my trips, I always research the destination along with its customs, languages, and laws. 
  • Solo travel can feel lonely at moments, but the lifestyle can also be rewarding and addicting.

After visiting over 40 countries and experiencing more than half of them alone, I’ve learned a thing or two about solo travel. 

By preparing correctly and having the right mindset on the ground, I’m almost always guaranteed to have an adventure — whether I’m hiking Machu Picchu in Peru or attending a festival in Bhutan.

Here’s what I wish I knew about traveling alone before my first solo trip.