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Solo Travel Tips for Newbies. Four solo travelers I met on the Navimag Ferry in Chile. Over on the Solo Travel Society on Facebook, there are many experienced solo travelers as well as people who are new to traveling alone. I asked those experienced travelers what tips they would offer a solo travel newbie. Here are their suggestions. Annalie Carry a game with you, like a backgammon set, chess, a pack of cards. People all over the world can become friends over a simple game! Join a free walking tour.Laurie Spend Day One at your new destination getting oriented: stop at the local chamber of commerce for a free map and suggestions for must-see points of interest; if you ride, rent a bicycle, you’ll cover a lot more ground and still be able to see things up close and personal; chat with storekeepers, cabdrivers, servers, and ask them their thoughts about their mayor, favorite place to eat and drink, changes they’ve seen in the area over the years…and where they would take out-of-town visitors.

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11 Reasons to Stop Dreaming and Start Planning Your Round the World Trip

If you’re a traveling family, sign up for the Family Edition of Plan Your RTW Trip in 30 Days. You may never have heard or read the letters R-T-W before. If you don’t know their meaning, that’s all right. If you do know their meaning and have contemplated taking one, then you have come to the right place. If you are a travel lover, an adventurer, or are questioning what it is you really want out of life, then maybe it’s time you find out what those three little letters mean, and why it is that you should consider taking a Round The World trip of your own. Some think it’s crazy, some think it’s impossible, some think, “There’s no way I could do it.” 1. This is one of the most-used excuses in the book. >> Read Why It’s Not Selfish for Parents to Travel with Young Children 2.

One of the biggest reasons people give for not traveling long-term is that they can’t afford it. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Travel Guides - Top 10 Lists - Top 10 Cheapest Countries to Backpack. How to choose a travel backpack. Choosing the right backpack for your trip is probably the single most important travel purchase that you will make before leaving home.

How to choose a travel backpack

Your backpack will be your companion, your house, and the most important piece of gear accompanying you around the world. There are many brands and styles out there, so apart from a few important considerations, the rest is up to your style of travel and preference. Style First, you will most definitely want an internal frame travel backpack. There will be no need to attach things to the external frame unless you are primarily camping and carry bulky items like a bedroll. Next, you will have to decide on the size. To get an idea of what you may be carrying, take a look at my backpacking packing list! Size 3,000-5,000 cubic inches (50-80 liters) – is the most popular size for extended budget travel trips such as gap years, but if you can get away with a smaller backpack – do it!

Durability Fit Here’s how to fit a backpack properly: Side or top loading.