6 Great Hacks for Solo Travellers in 2023 That Every Tourist Should Know

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Many people prefer solo traveling, which gives you an unprecedented level of freedom and a real sense of adventure. You never have to ask permission to do anything when you travel alone, plus you can move at your own pace and go where you please. 

Here are a few cool travel hacks for solo travelers to help make your travel adventures special.

  1. Keep in touch with a family member or good friend – When traveling alone, it is always a good idea to let someone know where you are and where you plan to go. Email a friend with details of your schedule, making a point of telling them when you will make contact again; in the event, you do not make contact, at least someone will know that all is not well and can alert the authorities. This is especially relevant if you are planning to visit a remote region and you should leave instructions on what to do if you fail to make contact as agreed. If you are staying at Dhigu Maldives Resort, a 5-star resort in the Maldives, this probably isn’t necessary, but solo backpackers should always follow this rule.
  2. Scan important documents and email them to yourself – This would apply to your passport and any visas you might need for the trip, while you can also scan air tickets and hotel booking confirmation, which really does help if you lose any of the documents. If you are ever stopped by local law enforcement and they wish to see your ID, you can show the images on your smartphone.
  3. Invest in a power bank – Buying a power bank allows you to recharge your smartphone on the go and this could save your life if you venture to remote areas. This can also be used to recharge a laptop, depending on the size of the power bank; remember to recharge it after use and you will always have an emergency recharge when you need it. This is perfect when you are traveling a long distance on a train or bus; larger power banks can recharge several devices before needing a charge. Click here for essentials to pack for your next backpacking adventure.
  4. Keep your valuables in a travel bag – Search online and you will find some great travel bags that you wear under your shirt you should keep money, travel cheques, passport, and flight tickets. These well-designed bags keep your valuables safe and a good one would cost around $30, which is something you’ll never regret buying. 
  5. Packing clothing – If you weren’t already aware, rolling clothes keeps them compact and you have extra room in your luggage. Ideal for T-shirts and shorts, clothes rolling has long been used by backpackers and it can make a significant difference, making extra space for luggage.
  6. Google Translate – Download the app onto your digital device and you’ll never have any language issues. Almost every language is covered and when you need to communicate with a local who does not speak English, simply open Google translate.

Another good piece of advice when traveling alone is to always listen to your intuition; if something just doesn’t feel right, then you should make alternative plans. Never go to remote places with strangers and use your common sense. If you are planning a holiday in the Maldives, here is a useful map that details the many different atolls.

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