Travel Hacks

Don’t Let Fear Get In The Way When Travelling Solo

By MedSailors Crew
on  March 28, 2017

The prospect of travelling on your own can be overwhelming, and it can be too easy to talk yourself out of taking the leap and embarking on an adventure of a lifetime. But we think you should go for it.

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Keeping Important Documents Safe

Losing a passport is a holiday fear that pretty much everyone has in common. Find a safe place in your bag, ideally a zipped inside pocket, and always keep it there.

Avoiding Loneliness on Your Sailing Trip

No one can promise that you won’t feel lonely or homesick, but you’ll be so busy that home will probably be the last thing on your mind. Start conversations, be open minded, join in with activities and push the boundaries you think are immovable. You may even make a new bestie/travelling partner for life!

The Money Fear

Set a daily budget and stick to it. If you don’t spend all your budget one day, you can roll it into the next day’s or save it for a special souvenir or one last big adventure with your new pals when your sailing trip is coming to a close.

Looking After Yourself

It’s important to research your destination before you go, but once you’re there, don’t be afraid to ask the locals for advice. Familiarise yourself with transport options, stick to populated areas and if you ever feel uncomfortable somewhere, leave!

Feeling Unwell

Sometimes illness strikes at the most inopportune times, but if you do feel unwell there will be places you can go for help. Just make sure you have proper travel insurance!

The Unknown

Having a plan, even a vague one, can help hugely with warding off this particular fear. Research places you want to see and activities you’d like to do, and let yourself get excited about them! A solo trip will give you confidence, and the knowledge that you absolutely can do whatever it is you want to do when you get home.

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