Traveling can be a source of great enjoyment if you do it the right way. It is not always necessary that you have to travel with someone. A solo trip also can be a lot of fun. You need not care about the comfort of the people you are traveling with. You can do what you want, go where you want to.
On a solo trip, there are certain things you have to carry without fail.
Ensure that you travel light. No bulky luggage that you need to lug around! Take just the essentials. Buy things on the go if you need them. Also make sure that you carry luggage that you can singlehandedly carry.
Here is a list of things you ought to take with you:
A trolley with a hardpack
A Backpack with padded straps
A backpack is a must for carrying the essentials while flying. You can have it as hand luggage and stow the trolley as check in luggage. Make sure that you don’t carry any sharp objects like scissors or razor blade even in the hand luggage.
Emergency Contact Info Card
Always note down the details of who your emergency contact is and how they can be contacted in a few cards and keep them in each of your bags and your wallet as well. In case you are allergic to any medication, mention that also in the cards.
Have polythene bags in assorted sizes to carry your toiletries, medication etc. Have a few spare bags as well to store something in case you need to. Don’t carry bulky pouches to carry your cosmetics and such stuff.
Invest in a good quality money belt. While you may not like to wear one initially, once you start using it, you will realize how useful it is. You can carry your wallet, passport, ticket printouts, mobile phone etc. in it. Each time, you need to take these things out, you need not dig into your backpack. Even ladies will find that this money belt is more useful than carrying a handbag when you travel.
Flashlight with an extra pair of batteries
This is a must in case you get caught in a place with no electricity or you are on a dark road. It is true that your mobile phone does have the flashlight option. Yet a small flashlight is not something bulky to carry and come handy in case you are left with no charge in your mobile.
First Aid Kit
This is a must. Carry the medication you generally have. Also have common over the counter analgesics and a few common antibiotics. Also carry gauze, bandaid etc.
A few tips as well:
Are you ready for your solo trip? Bon voyage!