Traveling alone can be an exhilarating experience, offering freedom, adventure, and confidence. We get asked all the time “do you offer solo adventures or do I have to come with someone. Short answer is you can absolutely come alone, in fact a majority of our clients come alone.

Safety is always our number 1 priority so here are ten essential tips to make your solo journey safe and enjoyable:

Research your destination: Understand the local culture, customs, and basic phrases in the local language. It helps to blend in and shows respect.

Share your itinerary: Inform a trusted friend or family member of your travel plans, including accommodations and contact details. Stay in touch regularly. During our adventures, if we do not have cell service we will send an email to your family letting them know you’ve reached the destination each day!

Pack light: Minimize luggage to stay agile and mobile. A single carry-on and a small backpack are often sufficient. No matter where, we always to carry JUST a carry on!

Stay connected: Carry a portable charger and local SIM card or ensure your phone has roaming capabilities. It’s crucial for navigation and emergencies. Have friends and family also download What’s App. It is a free way to stay connected with everyone! 

Stay aware of your surroundings: Be vigilant, especially in crowded or unfamiliar places. Trust your instincts and avoid risky situations.

Choose safe accommodations: while traveling, our local guides stay with us and only select those accommodations that are safe and familiar.

Learn basic self-defense: Knowing simple techniques can boost confidence and provide security in unexpected situations.

Keep copies of important documents: Have digital and physical copies of your passport, ID, visas, and insurance. Store them securely, separate from the originals.

Embrace solo activities: Enjoy solitude by exploring museums, parks, or cafes. Engage with locals through tours or cultural experiences.

Stay flexible: Plans may change, so stay adaptable. Embrace spontaneity and be open to new experiences. Travel is an adventure!

Tell us where your favorite solo adventure was or if it’s coming up!

Happy travels! 

– Michelle, Keith & Team