Want to see the world? You don’t need a companion to make it happen! Solo travel can be a liberating and confidence-building experience, especially if you plan with your safety in mind. You’re more vulnerable when you travel without a companion, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still do it safely and successfully.

Safe travel starts with preparation. Here are some tips for traveling alone to get you started on your solo journey!

Check Ratings

Customer ratings are a great way to investigate businesses and lodgings before you even leave the country. Before booking your accommodations, do some research into the establishment and choose a place with multiple positive reviews. Reviews can give you insight into the people, the neighborhood, the amenities, and more. Take the word of past customers to help you make your decision!

Create a Travel Itinerary and Emergency Contact List

Planning out some of your solo travel in advance can help to keep you on track but also give your relatives peace of mind. Leave a travel itinerary with friends and/or family that includes your flight times, accommodations, and general schedule. Additionally, it doesn’t hurt to have an emergency contact list with emergency phone number and the toll-free number for your credit card company.

Buy Travel Insurance

An accident can happen any time, regardless of how diligently you plan. That’s why it’s important to get travel insurance before you leave. Whether you’re traveling for leisure, business, study, or more, travel insurance can give you peace of mind for your whole trip. Travel insurance can cover everything from lost glasses to emergency dental work to trip cancellation coverage.

Learn the Language

If you’re traveling somewhere the language is foreign to you, it doesn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with some key phrases. Communication is an essential part of staying safe, and it’s important for you to be able to express your needs, including how to say “yes” and, more importantly, how to say “no”. Knowing how to ask for directions can be helpful as well.

Ready to get started and plan your solo travel adventure? Get in touch with the experts at Serra Benefits & Insurance Services online or by calling 760-439-9700 and we’ll help you set up your travel insurance!