Most of us will travel on our own at some point during our life – whether it’s on business, because we’ve lost a partner or just because we want to. But often it can be difficult, scary or more expensive than travelling with a companion. So the wealth of useful tips offered on the UK-based website TravellingAlone.co.uk could be invaluable.

The site has articles on subjects ranging from ‘Packing for Solo Travel’ and ‘How to Overcome Loneliness and Boredom’ to ‘Keeping in Touch on a Budget.’ The site isn’t aimed at a particular age group or gender either. There’s separate advice for men and women, gap-year students, 18-30 holidayers and older, retired travellers. And there are guides on earning money or volunteering while you travel, meeting and dating people while abroad and keeping yourself and your belongings safe.

A good example is an article on how to keep your property secure while on the beach or swimming. It’s something that every solo traveller worries about. The author suggests only taking essential items and a small amount of cash and leaving your credit cards back in the hotel safe. You could also try purchasing a waterproof bag to hang around your neck, so you don’t need to be separated from your phone, money or keys.

This is the type of site where you’ll need to search for particular questions or spend some time browsing through the categories to find what you’re looking for but it’s certainly worth it for the amount of advice that’s available. Take a look for yourself at TravellingAlone.co.uk.

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