Travel Insurance sounds like one of the many insurances you don’t need. For many, getting a travel insurance is just another added expense and many travelers are going to be like , ‘Why do you really need one? What are we actually buying?’ Actually getting a travel insurance is a smart move. I even take a small insurance for my overnight bus journeys which covers for accidents and baggage loss.
Shy. Reserved. Boring. This is how the society generally categorizes an Introvert. But when an Introvert starts Solo Traveling, then the society starts categorizing them with words like ‘adventurous’, ‘brave’ and ‘fearless’. Only an Introvert can completely understand another Introvert. I am an Introvert and am not really the shy kind. Well I am not the kind who would start a conversation either. After I took my First Solo Trip, I realized that I can really enjoy traveling alone. If I can then any Introvert can. And Why Introverts make good Solo Travelers. Here we go…..
We all have reasons that are stopping us from traveling. It is easier to put off things for later using some lame excuses. Obviously, you are the main obstacle that you have to deal with. Sometimes you put your fist down and decide to do something about it. You start researching on places and deals and exploring destinations. But the energy fades off and you return back to your normal boring life. This is something which every rookie faces including me. It took me an year to take off for my First Solo Trip. I had my share of insecurities of travelling alone. I kept on recreating problems that I might face instead of focusing upon that unique experience of Solo Travel. So instead of drooling over your friends vacation pics, get out there and click your own. Below are the possible reasons that stop you from traveling.
One of the main reasons that stops us from traveling is the feeling that we can’t afford it. I won’t say traveling is cheap. But if you are a thrifty backpacker then you can manage your expenses. Sometimes you can motivate yourself to save up for your travel fund, but sometimes you need stories to inspire you, like the story of the Traveling Chaiwalla.
The people who have never tried Solo Traveling before are probably shit scared of the concept. Personal safety is one of the reasons you have not given solo traveling a try. Well anything can go wrong anywhere. You can get mugged in your own backyard or in Colombia. But You can take certain precautions to avoid your solo trip turning into a movie plot of ‘Taken‘. It is all about being aware of your surroundings and following some basic safety tips. If you love traveling, then you better not stay at home with a pepper spray in your hand.