In movies, those traveling solo are often looking to find something spiritual or meaningful. They’re often leaving behind stressful and anxiety-ridden lives in exchange for the unknown. They want a little bit of the unexpected in their lives, and they’re willing to take the hardships.
And there are usually a lot of hardships. Lone travelers have problems ranging from loss of money to loss of themselves. After all, it can be difficult to navigate foreign roads and transportation systems when you only have yourself to rely upon.
But is traveling alone actually has a number of positives to it. You may be interested to know that you don’t necessarily even have to spend a lot more money when you travel alone either. Use these two tips to make your lone travel experience a little more affordable and to learn to meet new people.
- Stay in hostels.
If you were to stay in hotels or airbnbs, renting with friends or others would be the best financial option. But staying in hostels is great because you can simply rent just one bed or even a smaller room for one person, and the end cost is much less that you would otherwise pay for a group of people or at least more than one.
- Make friends at language cafes if you’re in other countries.
Other countries often have language cafes where you can go and grab a cup of coffee or a drink and just talk with others. In a place like Spain or France, these cafes pop up everywhere, and they need English speakers. You can go and help others with their English, or you can go to learn another language.