“A nomad I will remain for life,
in love with distant and uncharted places.”
– Isabelle Eberhardt
There might be a way to escape reality but there is no way to escape from oneself. Something that comes close to doing that is, a solo trip. Just you, your thoughts and a different place. Solo travelling has seen increase in number of travelers in recent times. It is as if the need of the hour in this corporate world. Solo travel comes with many perks. It is a channel to pour all your everyday hustle and intern get peace and relaxation.
It also helps in reflecting upon oneself and helps clean out our minds from the past frustrations. The rise in women solo travelling might not be that shocking because why would it be so surprising? With all the available technology and customized options, solo travel is one the best decision anybody can make.
Here I am listing a few tips on solo travelling while also highlighting the need for travel insurance. So let’s hear Bilbo Baggin’s iconic lines – Am going on an adventure!
Let People Know
It doesn’t feel right to inform somebody while you are going to embark a new travel. But just to avoid any confusion and to think ahead of any emergency, let a few close friends or family know that you will be out of town for a while.
Felling all up like Ranbir Kapoor in Kun Faya Kun is ok but the fact that you are alone somewhere new remains. You should always be conscious and active. So that, other travelers or the bad guys will think twice before taking advantage of you.
Learn to read a map
One of the essential tools to pack in your solo trip is a road map. You can never trust internet or signal. You should be able to look up your own ways and make a successful trip. Learning to read a map will come handy in unexpected situations.
The most important part of solo travelling is the finances. You need to save money in order to avoid any contingency. Very little will land you in a soup and a little extra will never hurt. So save as much as you can. Do a proper finance plan and execute it accordingly.
Buy Travel Insurance
If you are planning for a solo trip, a traveler’s insurance is a must. An insurance is the most valuable asset you will own at the time. the insurance should cover all the charges and the charges of getting someone by your side in case you are hospitalized.
Trust Your Instincts
Also known as the gut feeling, Instincts are nothing but your sub conscious self trying to get to your conscious self. It is complex but it is true. Do not ignore your gut feeling while you are travelling alone. Try to be sober and avoid dark alleys. Don’t over indulge in arguments and try to be in the safer side.
What should a solo traveler know about travel insurance?
Gen Z problems require Gen Z solutions. The new era solo travelers are very careful (except the careless ones). They want to be precise with everything. Their jobs and life is too important to them. That’s when they decide to get a travel insurance from a legitimate insurance company. These gen Z travelers make sure that their travel insurance covers flight insurance, hotel insurance, cab ride insurance, etc.
there are many travel policies that have seen new changes and come with many schemes and options. You can also insure your through your partner or parents. Make sure your travel insurance covers all that you need with being convenient to your budget. *
Travel insurance for international trips
With technology at your finger tips, you can easily get a travel insurance online in the respective country. You just need to choose a legit organization and have to choose a convenient package. Purchase a policy that covers all your need in a low price. *
While traveling solo in foreign countries, you also need to get a health insurance. Many travel insurance policies cover international health insurance too. Also keep in mind to include an evacuation letter just in case you are stuck beyond national borders and need to be airlifted. Research on the travel policies and carefully choose which one is best for you. *
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