Today I’m sharing my tips for fellow introverts that are considering solo travel.
Let’s start at the beginning…
THE BIG FLIGHT
Traveling for over 24 hours is a lot for anyone, but especially us. That’s “endless” hours surrounded by people…with no real breaks. For this portion of the journey, my best advice is to sleep as much as you can. When you can’t sleep comfortably, this is the perfect time to journal. Reflect. Set goals. Just write whatever is on your mind. You’ll enjoy reading it later during your travels!
Let’s be honest. After surviving a long journey, you’re grateful, but almost dead. No worries! Take this day to rest & recover as needed. Get a massage, order room service… keep it simple.
Your batteries are probably still recharging, so we’ll take it slow for day 2. Go for a walk and explore without plans/expectations. Soak in the sights and sounds of this new place, but don’t feel obligated to do the most. Just go with the flow and see what happens organically.
By day 3 we should be charged up enough to interact with people again for fun and not just out of necessity. While you’re out and about, talk to locals. Connecting with the people gives you a direct line to the heart and soul of a city.
For the rest of your trip, do what feels good. If you’re feeling adventurous, have an adventure! If you’re silently dying on the inside from too much people time… TAKE A BREAK. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with relaxing while on vacation.
We often rush through travels because we want to do EVERYTHING in one trip. Chill. Enjoy yourself. Don’t over-do it. The joy is in the journey.