7 packing tips for going on vacation alone
Going on vacation alone is fun and exciting! But we all know packing for that trip usually isn’t. Not to worry, in this blog post I’ll teach you 7 packing tips to solo travel like a pro. I promise you will have everything you need and your trip will be a lot more pleasant!
Discover what is available where you’re going on vacation alone
Wherever you’re going, do some research in advance to learn what is available on location as far as shopping goes. Once you are at your destination, you must be able to have access to everything you might need immediately. That way, you won’t have to go without until you’re feeling comfortable with the surrounding area. In short: do your research and pack accordingly.
Make some room for your emergency items
When packing your luggage for going on vacation alone, make sure to have a pocket or compartment for emergency items. Prepare copies of your birth certificate and passport, in case your originals get stolen. After all, it’s a scary thought to end up alone in a foreign country without any proof of who you are or where you came from.
Also, take into account any important medicine to which you might need quick access.
Keep a copy of any important numbers on you
While we’re at it, it’s good to have a copy of important phone numbers and contacts on you at all time. In case of an emergency where you may be incapacitated or unable to find help for yourself, these can be vital. You don’t want to be in a situation where there is no way to reach a family member when you’re in need.
This list is also useful if your phone gets lost or stolen because most of us don’t know other people’s phone numbers by heart anymore.
Don’t pack more than you can carry
When you travel alone, never take more than you can carry. Despite being very tiring, you can also hurt yourself. And what’s the point of being on holiday if you can’t enjoy it?
Choose a backpack or bags that you can easily carry
Even if you are a light packer by nature, it’s very important what sort of luggage you choose to put everything in. My suggestion is to use a backpack that allows easy access to all of its contents and can also pass as a carry-on bag. Here are my personal choices:
Check out our Nayo Almighty review, written after we tested these smart backpacks during a road trip.
You should try on all your luggage before you leave on your trip. That way, you can make sure that everything fits comfortably on your body for long periods of time without giving you any backaches. You could even take the luggage on a walk close to home a few times, just to see how it feels.
Plan to wear layers
When you plan your outfits, you should consider wearing layers. They come naturally when you travel alone. Just think about the fact that you don’t have a companion to sit at the table in the restaurant while you head back to your room to get a jacket. There will also not be someone there to lend you their jacket in those times when you are feeling chilly.
Wearing layers gives you an easy way to get dressed for all types of weather and situations.
Pack some plastic bags
Plastic bags can be any traveler’s best friend if reused properly. They can store your wet bathing suit, laundry or muddy shoes, and your trash, too. You could also fill them out with some essentials when you go out for the day. And, if push comes to shove, you can wear them on your feet if you get hit by an unexpected rainstorm.
Going on holiday alone can be a life-changing experience. And the way you choose to pack can determine if your focus ends up being on the wonderful moments or on your backache or lack of foresight. When going on holiday alone, use these seven packing tips to prepare for your adventure of a lifetime!
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