Solotravel.org is one of the premier resources on the web for those who prefer to travel alone. We have been online since 2004, providing lots of useful tips and advise for the solo traveler. We hope you are inspired by our site and undertake your own solo journey.
Main sections of the solo travel site..
Why Travel Solo?
The idea of traveling alone has been around for many decades now, but it’s only in the last 10 years or so that solo travel has become mainstream. Society seems to be pointing towards individuals doing their own thing and living alone, particularly in western countries.
Traveling alone can bring such rich rewards, possibly more than when you travel with someone else or in a group. Being alone may make you more curious about the environment you are in and aid deeper exploration too.
Some people even feel more approachable to others when they are traveling alone. This is great if you want to make local connections and meet new people.
Ultimately you are in complete control of where you go and what you do. You’ll never have this if you are with someone else. It is a unique thing of traveling alone.
Is it safe to travel alone?
Traveling alone should not really be any less safe than not, but extra precautions are always advisable, even if you are with someone else.
Obviously you are potentially going to be more of a target if you are alone, particularly if you are wandering around somewhere at night. Ideally you should find another traveler to explore with, if you are going to be somewhere that’s potentially unsafe. Of course, it’s virtually impossible to say where is safe and not.
Being alone does tend to heighten your awareness and problem makes you more alert to any potential problems. We would hesitate to say this is an advantage, but it probably helps most people.
We have a lot resources on solo travel safety, so we’d recommend reading through and doing destination research too.