My Microsoft Surface (fully charged, can be used to recharge phone if necessary), backup charger, and–of course–cash. Missing from picture: cell phone (fully-charged. I had to use it to take this photo, now, didn’t I?).
Solo traveling is what I love to do. However, I would never have been able to do so when I was in my 20s or even 30s. It is with the advent of the Internet, smart phones, and GPS, that I can now travel in what would have otherwise been a stressful experience.
My confession: I’m geographically challenged. When asked recently where Prince Edward Island was, I responded with “Canada.” Duh. But where in Canada? Well, I know it’s not far from Maine for my parents visited there a few times from Maine. Hey, I don’t know, get a map and look for yourself! 🙂
I also suffer anxiety. I’m nervous about everything. While I love the idea of spontaneity, I like a little planning in my spontaneity. I suppose I prefer more last-minute than spur of the moment. I usually need a little preparation, especially when it comes to the traveling part.
Once I’m set in a place (hotel, airbnb, dorm), I can go with the flow, look around, see what my new surroundings have to offer, take suggestions from the people I meet.
As such, I’ve decided to share my methods of traveling for those of you who might also be anxious, geographically-challenged, introverted, solo travelers.
check out my thoughts about Uber and Taxis here: Ubers and Taxis
and how I work wisely and carefully with Airbnb Airbnb, please…