Traveling with friends is usually great. I feel like you have the most fun, are able to be yourself, and can share memories with the people in your circle. However, planning with your friends can be problematic, and sometimes you want to take the leap and travel somewhere new, but it’s hard to get everybody on the same page. Or maybe, you just want to get away from everybody!
I found myself in the latter predicament when I returned home on Monday morning after
I took a three day trip to the beautiful island of Grenada and I learned a lot about not only
Be prepared to pay full price for Everything
Due to the fact that you are by yourself, you most likely won
I stayed at the Seabreeze hotel, a quaint boutique hotel on a hill that was a 3-5 minute walk to Grand Anse beach. The hotel went for about $65 a night for two nights. It was private and safe, just like I wanted.
Take a tour or do a group activity during the day
As a woman traveling by herself, safety is my number one priority. At the end of the day, you are in a different country where you don’t know anyone and it is important to take necessary precautions to keep a peace of mind while venturing out into your new unfamiliar territory.
I kept my peace of mind by making sure that I did most of my activities during the day. I decided that I would do a Dune Buggy Annandale Waterfall tour where we rode through some trails around the island and ended up at one of the more popular, touristy waterfalls, the Annandale Waterfall.
This activity was a bit pricier at $130, but we were on the road for 4 hours, so to me, it was worth it!
Don’t tell everybody where you’re staying
This is a given, but you shouldn’t go around announcing where you’re staying to everyone you meet. No one wants random, unexpected visits from strangers! It’s okay to tell some people but definitely, do not be too trusting with that information.
Get those fire pictures off by any means!
I know it can be nerve-racking to not only take pictures of yourself in public but to ask people to take pictures of you (especially when you want to do the most and break the internet)…but do it anyway! This still gives me a bit of anxiety, but this trip definitely taught me to not care what people think in regards to this. Everybody is a little vain in their own way, so who cares? Self-timer, tripods, and random strangers are your friends!
And ladies, there are men who would be ECSTATIC to take your pictures for you. It would make their day. Just use that to your advantage (lol).
Stay cautious, trust your instincts, and take risks
As I stated earlier, safety is a number one priority, and if you feel like there is a possibility that you can be in danger make sure you go with your gut. However, I do believe that it is important to take risks and meet new people and not be afraid to experience places with new people that you feel comfortable with. They can show you things and places that you never even would’ve thought to go if you hadn’t met them.
I had the chance to meet someone in Grenada who showed me a great time and I would consider them a friend that I would keep in touch with for as long as possible!
It’s important to ask the person many questions to gauge your trust level upon meeting. If you feel like this new person is someone you can hang with, I would definitely say to go for it!
In conclusion, the key to a successful solo trip is to have an open and flexible mind, keep safety a priority, and take risks.
Don’t let other people make you miss out on an experience of a lifetime.