Guide to solo travel: planning, finances and safety
Since solo travel is usually a bigger deal, you want to make sure the outcome is worth it. Plus: it all depends on you. When traveling with family or friends, there are other needs and wants to consider. It all depends on your goals and purpose.
“You have to think about what you want out of the trip,” says Cheryl Ott, avid traveler and founder of Dare To Detour. “First know what you want and go where you can breathe that air.”
What does this mean in practice? Different places inherently offer different experiences: from a city tour you will get a significantly different experience than from the rugged American West or a small beach town.
So think about your goals—whether culture, tranquility, or challenge—and really try to tailor your location and experience around them.