SOLO TRIP ACTIVITIES FOR SOLO TRAVEL
I enjoy traveling with friends because there is a sense of belonging to a community, accessibility to some activities you wouldn’t do alone, and travel cost reduction, but, of all of the travel experiences I’ve had so far, some of my best memories end experiences are from my Solo Trips.
Why? Because when you Solo Travel, you are the most vulnerable, so you open up to what life will bring you. I don’t know, there is something so empowering and liberating about experiencing traveling on your own, that becomes like a drug.
If it’s your first time planning a Solo Trip, you should start with some places that are friendly for Solo Travelers and offer you countless adventures that will help you connect with other travelers.
Taking a Solo Trip is a fantastic way to know yourself deeper, reinvent yourself, be honest with yourself, and most importantly, do whatever you like at your own pace.
When you travel alone, you are the most vulnerable, as you can rely only on yourself. And being only with yourself 24/7 can be challenging for many of us. I was in the same situation. I always kept myself occupied when I was alone because I was so scared of facing ME, facing my inner self, and my own thoughts. Until someone told me that I don’t know how to be my best friend. It was like a train hit me. How, to be my own best friend? Is that a thing?
Well, let me tell you that it is a very real thing. And going by yourself, on a Solo Trip will help you accomplish that: becoming your own best friend. I started with baby steps, the first year when I moved to Paris. I suffered so much in my first year in Paris, being without my friends, as I could not do anything alone. I did not even go and explore Paris, my dream city, because I did not know how to do it on my own.
If I’ve managed to catch your attention and motivate you on taking a Solo Trip, here are my
TOP 10 SOLO TRIP ACTIVITIES
Start by wearing clothes you can wear anywhere.
Buy clothes at your destination from local shops.
Eat where locals eat and act as if you belong there.
Participate in some local events/activities.
Take a COOKING CLASS to discover the local cuisine.
Train like locals
Get a GYM membership if you stay longer than 2 weeks in one place.
Take Yoga and Meditation Classes with local coaches.
Find locals that organize a group run and ask for joiners.
Take a hiking membership and join locals in exploring the region.
BOOK DAILY GROUP ACTIVITIES
Organized Bike tours, especially if you are in Bali.
Organized Scooter tours, especially if you are in Toscana.
Go for a fishing day with a locally organized group.
Air Riffle Shooting, is another activity to increase your Adrenaline, especially if you are in Budapest.
Book group Water activities
Take Surfing Classes – my top favorite water activity classes.
Snorkeling or Scuba Diving class with other tourists.
Fly Boarding, Jet Surfing, Parasailing, you name it.
Surfing or simply Paddle Boarding (SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding) for beginners.
Dolphin/Whale or Turtle Spotting
Now, this is a must-do activity, wherever you are by the sea.
There are so many organized activities that for sure you will find one with a guide in your own language, even.
Swimming with dolphins is a lifetime experience to get to meet those wonderful, intelligent creatures.
seaplane/boat ride, or helicopter flight
The best option is to have a full perspective of your destination, other than the one from your drone videos.
You could get some nice videos and pictures from above to die for and make your friends jealous.
BONUS: Fly in a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia
STAY AT A HOSTAL
A Hostal is a win-win in all areas. Allows you to stay on the budget for your travel expenses, this way you can travel even more, but most importantly, gives you the chance to meet fellow Solo Travelers and why not, hang out with them.
It all starts with grabbing food together and sightseeing.
WINTER GROUP ACTIVITIES
There are a few Winter Outdoor Adventures you can book to meet with locals, or tourists and learn a new hype activity.
You can take Ski classes, Snow Skating, Tobogganing, or snow tubing.
My favorite one, Skating, which you will find in almost each winter location.
join a book club or OPEN-AIR cinema
I am a Bookaholic, so for me, it’s very important to enjoy a nice reading while Solo Travelling. If you can find fellow travelers that love reading, go for it.
Not a Book fan? I got you covered. You can go to an Open Air Cinema, like in Santorini, to see Mama Mia in English.
PUT YOURSELF ON dating APPS
Yes, let’s talk the talk. Tinder or any other dating site can be a good way to meet locals or to have your local guide.
You could be surprised how sometimes you can find your Match or simply a good friend that will be more than happy to show you around and why not, keep in touch afterward.
DID YOU LIKE MY SELECTION OF SOLO TRIPS?
Tell me in the comments section what solo-trips activities you like to do while solo traveling. Or the solo activities you’d like to do and did not find them here.
And REMEMBER: As long as you have a young spirit, you can do whatever you like exactly at your age.
Just enjoy what you are doing. The rest is silence.