5 Things You’ll Learn on Your First Solo Travel | Maya.ph

To travel alone is a foreign and scary concept for most, especially if you’re used to going with big groups. But who knows? Trying it once might just change your mind!

Here are a few realizations you’ll probably get when you finally try it yoursel

#1 You can’t go around without asking questions

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If you’re used to being a follower during trips, you’ll realize that you can’t do that now that you’re alone. Having the courage to ask is the biggest asset you need to bring on solo trips especially if you’re out of the country. It might help you track your destinations easier and complete your itinerary if you ask for directions.

#2 Meals and activities tend to be more expensive

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Going solo means you’ve got no one to share the expenses with when you dine out or try activities. Meals usually come in big portions and if you’re not a big eater, you’ll always have leftovers. But if enjoying it is your priority, paying for a few extra bucks won’t be a problem.

Pro-tip: If you really want to save, you can always ask the staff to pack the food you didn’t finish and save it for later when you retreat to your hotel room.

#3 You don’t need to wait on anyoneGirl in beach reading a book under the sun

Friends who take so much time preparing before getting out? Friends who like to stay out late and use the hotel room to solely sleep? If these are a few of your issues when you travel with company, you don’t need to worry about these when you’re by yourself. You can stroll around with your camera to take photos, lounge on the beach all day, or just enjoy staying in on this trip without worrying about anyone else.

#4 It’s okay to spend time alone

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When you’re used to company, your first trip will get lonely at some point and that’s okay. You can always think positive and take this time to reflect on yourself or enjoy your independence. Remember that traveling alone is an opportunity that doesn’t come often. So, enjoy it before you go back to the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.

#5 You’ll do it again (or not)

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Your first time always dictates your next step.

If you made the most out of your first solo travel and actually enjoyed it, you’ll most likely do it again. You’ll be excited to plan another solo trip soon with more enthusiasm and less fear compared to the one you just had. One thing is for sure, you’ll find yourself encouraging friends to try out traveling alone.

On the other hand, if you discovered that you’re more into fun and big group trips, venturing on a solo travel won’t likely cross your mind anytime soon. And that’s okay, the important thing is you actually tried it once to know that it’s not for you.

 If you’ve been waiting for a sign to take that leap and book your first solo travel, this is it!

You won’t mind being alone because Maya can be your most reliable travel buddy! Use Maya to book flights during seat sales or shop for travel essentials online. Traveling overseas is also made easier with your Maya physical card! Your physical card can be used in any establishment that accepts Visa card payments. You can also use it to withdraw foreign currency in ATMs abroad! Standard fees apply.

When you pay cashless using Maya, you also earn raffle entries to win the ultimate travel adventure in Maya Tara!

Get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip with your travel buddies to a destination of your choice among Iceland and Croatia, Italy, South Africa, London and Scotland, and Seoul, South Korea when you use your Maya!

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