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The Solo Travel Handbook : Practical Tips and Inspiration for a Safe, Fun and Fearless Trip
2018
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<p>Don't let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, The Solo Travel Handbook gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own, whether you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or short city break.</p> <p>Developed with Lonely Planet's expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.</p> <p>Covered topics include:</p> Confront and overcome any travel worries Decide where to go and plan your itinerary Set a budget strategy and organise money Find deals on flights and accommodation Choose the right luggage and pack like a pro Meet fellow travellers and befriend locals Ensure you stay safe, happy and healthy <p>We also rank the best destinations for road-tripping, food, nightlife, culture, island escapes and more, as well as how to fund your travels while you're away.</p> <p> About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p> TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </p> <p> 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </p> <p> 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </p>
Table of Contents
Oecioing to 60
Why go solo?p. 6
What's stopping you?p. 8
10 lessons you learn about yourself while travelling solop. 12
Before You Go
Planning your itineraryp. 16
The solo travel quizp. 20
Money and budgetingp. 24
10 great ways to save money to travelp. 30
Booling your tripp. 32
10 of the best flight-booking hacksp. 34
Luggage and packingp. 36
Pre-trip healthp. 42
Tying up loose endsp. 46
On the Road
Arriving in your destinationp. 50
Managing your moneyp. 52
Accommodationp. 57
Eating and drinkingp. 60
10 travel hacks every solo traveller should knowp. 64
Meeting peoplep. 66
Workingp. 69
Documenting your tripp. 72
Staying connectedp. 78
11 ways to overcome lonelinessp. 80
Health and fitnessp. 82
Safetyp. 86
Responsible solo travelp. 92
Planning for your returnp. 96
Inspiration: 10 Great Trips for solo Travellers
Best for adventure: South Americap. 101
Best for food: Vietnamp. 104
Best for nightlife: Berlin, Germanyp. 109
Best for self-reflection: Ubud, Balip. 112
Best for a group tour: East Africap. 117
Best for a solo stopover: Singaporep. 120
Best for culture: Romep. 125
Best for a city break: Portland, Oregon, USAp. 129
Best for a tropical island escape: Caye Caulker, Belizep. 132
Best for road-tripping: East Coast Australiap. 137
Inspiration: Solo Travel Tales
Solo travel talesp. 140
Resourcesp. 154
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