Travelling opens your senses. Discovering new places, getting lost in unknown places and walking through streets you have never seen before will offer you a lot of different emotions. Most people decide to travel with more people (friends, family, lover…) however, some brave dare to do it alone.
Maybe as a self-discovery trip or perhaps because your travelling partner left you at the last moment and you didn’t want to give up the opportunity, you should know this: travelling alone is something that you must do, at least once in a lifetime and that’s why we give you 5 tips that will serve you.
The first and most important tip…
Be brave! Travelling alone can intimidated you and it’s true that sometimes it is overwhelming. Nothing happens, all you should do is remember every day that you are plotting your own adventure and this experience is going to help you grow as a person. It’s something that you must do once in a lifetime, yes or yes.
Enjoy your time alone and make every moment a beautiful opportunity to discover and discover yourself. A tip: document your adventure, in a future you will love re-reading those special moments that you have lived.
Do not miss the “Free Tours”
Most cities have free tours, a specialized guide will take you around the city for free and then you will pay what you consider. If you want to know a new place, but don’t want to do it all alone, this is the perfect solution.
You can find a lot of information about free tours available on internet. The have different routes and you can even book yours if you know the dates you want to do it. A free tour is a perfect way to explore the place you are going to visit and meet people at the same time.
Start a conversation
Even if you feel weird, you never know where you can meet your new best friend. By travelling alone, meet people who make your trip more enjoyable is always enriching.
If you think that a person or a group of people seem nice and funny, go and introduce yourself. A perfect way to start a conversation with someone you don’t know is by asking him where he is from. Although it may seem strange, the worst thing that can happen is that they don’t want to continue the conversation and are people that you will never see again. You have nothing to lose.
Stay in hostels
One way to meet new international friends while traveling is to choose accommodation that gives you opportunities to socialize. A hostel is a good choice to match open-minded people. When you are looking for the perfect hostel to stay in, don’t just look at the price and the location, look at the common area because this place is where people are concentrated.
Get rid of prejudices
The more you travel, the less prejudice you have. Surely you have already experienced that pleasant feeling and reconciliation with life that produces travel. Usually, travelling opens our minds and gives us freedom. It makes us to feel in harmony and more tolerant. These things could not be possible if you travel with more people.
If you travel alone, you will need to do it without prejudice, surely you will know new cultures and to interact with people from all over the world will help you to grow as a person.
Do you want to start your new adventure solo? Did you feel like travelling just by reading this article? If you go abroad from Barcelona Airport, we take you from the center, quickly and comfortably, in 35 minutes. Buy your Aerobus tickets in advance and enjoy the convenience of traveling with us.