Tips for Planning a Solo Travel Trip

Written by Jessica Dodson on

Jessica was in-house at Eagle Creek for more than 7 years. What’s most interesting about her, is her passion to travel and connect others with authentic experiences. Having been all over Europe, to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, and so many more places, she is legitimately a world traveler. You’ll see Jessica hosting our packing and product videos.

Traveling alone can be very empowering—but it’s important to be safe. Get our best tips for traveling solo, such as how to choose a destination, what to bring, and what to do when you get there.

There are a few important considerations to take into account when planning a solo trip. One of the most important factors is choosing the right place to go. It’s always a good idea to do some research into your destination options, to make sure the country or region is safe for solo travelers, especially for women. TripAdvisor is a great resource for this kind of information. There are also many online travel groups where you can get real world feedback from other solo adventurers on their favorite destinations.

If you want to meet new people while traveling, staying at a hostel is a great option for making friends and connecting with people—and saving some cash! Many hostels have shared kitchens so you can save even more money by doing some cooking for yourself, and maybe your new friends too. Camping is another great budget-friendly option for solo travelers looking to save money and meet a diverse mix of new people. With either option, it’s not a bad idea to invest in a luggage lock or money belt to keep your valuables safe, and packing organizers to keep everything sorted.

One of the best parts about traveling alone is that you can do whatever you want! Take full advantage by doing a little research in advance to choose activities that appeal to you. Tours, especially the free walking tours that many major cities offer, are a great option for safely seeing the sights and meeting interesting people.

Are you ready for your next solo adventure? Pack your bags and hit the road!

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

How to Plan a Safe Solo Trip

Solo Travel In Europe: How To Stay Safe

How to Make Friends Abroad