There’s no experience quite like
However, the prospect of going it alone for the first time can be daunting when you’re used to making tracks with your family.
But don’t be disheartened — these five tips for solo San Francisco (SFO)
1. Use the airport facilities
Remember – your vacation begins before you’ve even stepped foot on the plane,
If you want some time to gather your thoughts and feel calm and confident about your solo trip, the Berman Reflection Room is a marvelous meditation spot.
Alternatively, treat yourself to a massage at
To find out more about the facilities at SFO, take a look at the official website.
2. Plan your route to the airport
If you’re vacationing alone, start in the same stress-free manner as you mean to go on and avoid the crowds of people on the train by driving to the airport.
Having full control over your journey
3. Learn the lingo
You never know what problems you might run into whilst abroad, so taking the time to learn the basics of the language of the country can help you avoid misunderstandings.
This time spent learning will also keep your mind diverted from troublesome thoughts about holidaying alone and you’ll feel a strong sense of accomplishment as your language skills improve until you’re oozing confidence as you enter your new surroundings.
There are plenty of language apps out there and options like Duolingo have lots of free content. Check out this article from
4. Go and explore
Immerse yourself in your new community by walking around surroundings and people watching.
Then head to a nice restaurant and indulge yourself with super-sized portions of the local cuisine, or snap some shots of your beautiful new neighbourhood and share them on social media — your friends will soon wish they’d tagged along.
5. Find fellow travelers
Just because you set off alone, it doesn’t mean you have to stay that way.
For instance, you might make new friends in a hostel common room or hook up with like-minded travelers on apps like Backpackr or Travel Buddy.
Socializing with people in the same boat is comforting and it’s a great opportunity to pick up tips.
You alone can create life-changing experiences and if you follow these five tips there’ll be no stopping you.
What tips do you have to for traveling alone? Share in the comments