travel alone

Many people are put off by the idea of travelling alone, particularly women. The idea can be daunting. Travellers may think they will be lonely, bored or more in danger on their own.

However, there are still many people who take the leap and go it on their own. There are benefits to doing this; it means you don’t have to do what others want to do. You can see what you want, when you want and for as long as you want.

There is no hanging about in places longer that you don’t enjoy because others do and no waiting on people to move on to the next place. If you’re thinking of taking a road trip on your own then your best option is to hire a car from Alpha Car Hire and follow these simple tips for a great solo trip.

Approach others

People normally travel because they want new experiences and to meet new people. This can only be achieved by putting yourself out there. When travelling on your own, approach the locals and the other tourists.

You have nothing to lose. If they ignore you, never mind; if they don’t, you get to hear some new stories and possibly make new friends. This is a great way to get photos of you on your solo trip that are not just ‘selfies’.

Ask people to take photos of you when you’re visiting tourist spots or just out and about.

Embrace yourself
Travelling alone you will likely get to know yourself quite well. Don’t take your phone to dinner and spend time on Facebook or other social media sites. Be brave, sit there and enjoy your meal, have a drink, relax and take in the scenes around you.

If you’re going out to dinner or similar, make an effort, put on some nice clothes, some make up and do your hair. Just because you are on your own doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spruce up, just for yourself.

Don’t worry about looking silly on your own; this is your trip and a time when you can find yourself.

Be smart, be safe
Be wise, don’t walk around on your own late at night in unsafe areas; don’t talk to people who make you feel uncomfortable to be around. If you go out, watch your drink and don’t accept rides from complete strangers.

And this is where an affordable car hire can help. If you have hired a vehicle from Alpha Car Hire, you don’t have to bother with public transport late at night on your own or have to think about accepting lifts from people you barely know.

Give us a call to find out about our specials and start planning your solo road trip today.