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 Handbookgives 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.
Developed with Lonely Planet's expert travel writers, it explains how and why individual travel is such a valuable and rewarding experience.
Covered topics include:
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
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.
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.
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"Traveling by yourself can be exhilarating and daunting all at the same time, but this guidebook helps take away some of your worries and concerns while properly preparing you. It addresses your fears (“I’m not brave enough”), and provides you with a lot of resources to help you book your trip, pack and get the most out of your travel time."—TravelPulse
"Are you a good prospect for solo travel, or does the idea of finding yourself alone in a foreign place figure in your worst nightmares? According to the folks at Lonely Planet, solo travel is the “ultimate indulgence,” allowing you to come and go as you please—no compromises needed. If that sounds like your idea of fun, then this guidebook will whet your appetite for your first adventure. It may also fill in the blanks for more experienced solo travelers....The Solo Travel Handbook will help you to design your best adventure ever. Read it and go!"—Foreword Reviews
"Whether you're a backpacking college student or an empty nester out to explore the world, solo travel is on the rise and, according to Lonely Planet, only getting more popular. Now the travel media company has pooled its best expert travel tips for globetrotters going it alone...[includes] tips on everything from vaccinations, luggage and flight-booking hacks to non-awkward ways to meet people on the road. There are smart and clever ways to finesse your arrival in a strange city, and 20 ways to stay safe on the road. Overall, it's an incredibly helpful book, but our favorite parts are the itinerary-inspiration sections, which include a solo travel quiz to help you determine your vacation style. We feel confident in saying that if your answer to What's your favorite street food? is deep-fried scorpions, you shouldn't be traveling with anyone who answered hot dogs. (Good thing you're traveling solo, eh?)"—Mercury News
"Lonely Planet’s crew has put together a tidy little book filled with great information to guide those who, for whatever reason, want or need to travel alone.... This is a winner!"—Tulsa Book Review
"Whether you're single or live with a partner or family, one of the greatest opportunities for self-discovery and personal growth is to take a trip on one's own. For many people though, it's also one of the most intimidating and nervewracking experiences imaginable. The Solo Travel Handbook begins by asking What's stopping you? and addressing some of the most common travel-solophobias, from introversion to safety concerns to guilt at leaving loved ones behind."—Passport Magazine
"It's a great starting point for novice travelers and an even better gift idea for both women & men."—Pack Hacker
"If you have a travel junkie who is ready to set sails solo, they'll want to flip through this first."—My Life's a Travel Movie
"Whether [travelers are] just starting to travel solo or planning their first big solo adventure, Lonely Planet's Solo Travel Handbook has all the tips and advice they'll need to them have a fun and safe trip."—The World As I See It