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Solo Travel Vs Group Travel: Pros and Cons

When planning a trip, one of the more important decisions you have to make is whether you’re going to travel alone or with a group. This choice depends on a number of factors including personal preferences, where you’re traveling, your budget, and more. There is no right or wrong way to travel. This guide lists …

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My First Solo Trip Review: Backpacking Europe

In the Summer of 2011 at 18 years old, I set out on my first solo trip. For three months I backpacked around Europe through 20 countries. I traveled by train, bus, and boat. In this article, I review my first solo trip. I’ll talk about planning, packing, budgeting, my route, experiences, and more. I’ll …

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The Best Solo Travel Destinations

You can solo travel to any country in the world. Having said that, some destinations are better suited than others for traveling alone. In this guide, I break the world up into 10 regions and countries and explain the pros and cons of each in terms of solo travel friendliness. I’ll discuss activities, accommodation options, …

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How to Meet People While Traveling Alone

Solo travel gets lonely. There is no avoiding it. While traveling alone, you may spend days in transit without speaking to another individual. When you finally arrive at the hostel ready to socialize, putting yourself out there to meet fellow travelers can seem daunting. Particularly for those socially anxious. This guide outlines 19 ways to …

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Solo Travel: Tips for Traveling Alone

The idea of traveling alone seems intimidating at first. After all, you have only yourself to rely on to make plans, manage your budget, organize transport, and make bookings. In this guide, I outline the most important solo travel tips to help you save money, stay safe, and make friends while traveling alone. Table of …

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Is Solo Travel Safe? Avoiding Crime, Scams, and Injury While Traveling Alone

During my past 8 years of solo traveling, I’ve seen some breathtaking sites, tasted incredible foods, and met many unforgettable people. I’ve also encountered a number of scams, crimes, and dangerous situations. I was inside of a bar during an armed robbery in Tijuana, Mexico. I was pickpocketed in Tanzania. Many of my friends have …

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