Solo travel is one of the best things a person can ever do. It shows you who you really are, what you’re truly made of, and how much you can actually do on your own. I’ve been traveling solo since I was 20, and I would never trade one minute, one experience, one lesson learned.
However, if I can help you learn from my lessons, I’d love to do that! I’ve written plenty of post about solo travel over the years, and I thought it was high time for a round up to showcase the best of the best! Here are the most essential blog posts for solo travelers to read. Which one is your favorite?
I’m a firm believer that your solo travel experience should be your own. That’s the beauty of solo travel–no one’s there to dictate what you do! But there are certain rites of passage that solo travelers need to accomplish, not for any status or to please anyone else, but for themselves. Check out the Top 6 Solo Travel Experiences to Have!
Things happen! They happen to everyone. But these things don’t have to happen to you! Solo travel comes with its fair share of missteps, whoopses, and mistakes, but you know what? You’ll make it through anyway! Read about some of my mishaps and learn how to avoid them for yourself in my post about The Most Epic Solo Travel Mishaps!
Every pro started as an amateur–don’t forget that! But you can have a leg up on others by reading the best tips, hacks, and tricks from someone who’s been traveling solo for over a decade. Check out my post all about How to Travel Solo Like an Actual Pro!
I don’t think there’s a solo travel insult, condescension, or rude comment I haven’t heard. But you know what? None of them have stopped me! And no one’s rude comments need to stop you, either. Take a look and practice some responses if you think it’ll help you have some confidence next time someone questions your epic solo travel lifestyle! Check out My Best Come Backs to Rude Comments.
This is one of the most important posts I’ve ever written! Some of these skills will probably make you cock your eyebrow at me, but trust me–you want all these skills! From going to the bathroom to carrying your luggage without injuring yourself (it happens!), check out 7 Skills All Solo Female Travelers Must Have.
Preparation is key–in travel, in life, in everything! If you’re an anxious person like me, you’ll most likely agree with that. Knowing what to expect eases your mind, and at least for me, it helps me enjoy myself more than if I hadn’t tried to find out what to expect. If you’ve never solo traveled before, or even if you have, take a look at 7 Things to Expect on Your First Solo Trip!
If you think eating with friends is fun, you have to try going out to eat solo! Get what you want, when you want it, how you want it! Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks about your food choices, just enjoy it! Definitely give a read to How to Enjoy Dining Out Solo.
Let’s be real… when you’re doing it all yourself, it’s not always easy! But I’ll tell you, it’s always worth it. There are a few things that will make your solo adventures a little easier, a little more enjoyable, a little less overwhelming! Check out How to Make Solo Travel Easier for my best tips!
Travel enough, and it’ll happen… Your travel buddy won’t come through! It could be for money reasons (and then you’re stuck with the bill!), timing reasons, or an unexpected event. When it happens, you have choices: You could be angry, cancel your trip, or… Go anyway! Read about how to make that happen in What to Do When Your Travel Buddy Drops Out.
This is a very personal post. In it, I’ve written about the hard parts about solo travel, and why it’s always worthwhile anyway. But don’t worry, I wrote about the good parts, too! Take a look at Confessions of a Solo Female Traveler, and leave your own confession in the comments if you like!
Need more? You’ll find all my best solo tips, hacks, and secrets on my Solo Travel Page!
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