The do’s and don’ts of solo travel

Okay I know that there aren’t really any do’s and don’ts of solo travel but while on my solo travel in Australia I did found some bums in the road with myself and ones that I saw with other people.
I learned from them and that’s why I want to share my do’s and don’ts of solo travel with you all and hopefully you will avoid them.


  • Throw all your plans away because you have found a nice travel companion and later regret not having done what you really wanted to do.
    I have seen this way many times before.
  • Book too much in advance.
  • Believe everything people tell you.
    Think about getting scammed in Bangkok.
  • Ignore your gut feeling.
  • Not getting good insurance because you believe nothing is going to happy to you.
    (Always double-check what is included in your insurance.)
    I needed a root canal in Australia that apparently wasn’t covered in my insurance.
  • Spending all your hard-worked money in your first week/month.
    Thankfully that didn’t happy to me.
  • Travel alone during the night.
  • Give too much information to others.
  • Don’t depend on others.


solo travel



  • Make plans and, if necessary, deviate. Be flexible!
  • Talk to people and ask them for tips.
  • Believe in your gut feeling.
    If you don’t have a good feeling about it don’t do it!
  • Get good insurance.
  • Make a list of expected expenses.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Tell your parents or friends where you are going.
  • Do what you want to do and not what anyone else wants you to you.
  • Cherish your time alone.
  • Connect with locals.
  • Know where to get help (emergency phone number of the country).
    Not every country has the same emergency phone number. Also look up the phone number of the embassy. They can always help you when you are in trouble.


Did I miss any do’s and don’ts of solo travel that you would recommend? Let me know in the comment below!



  1. March 22, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Leuke opsomming! Vooral dat eerste punt is eentje dat vaak voorkomt: leuke mensen ontmoeten en daar toch mee verder reizen. Spijtig als je daardoor je plannen laat varen.

    • March 22, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Dank je en ja inderdaad. Heb ik spijtig genoeg te vaak zien gebeuren.

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