Top tips for solo travellers

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Press release date: 1st April 2015 

Planning a solo adventure? 

After months of hemming and hawing you’ve finally decided to go for it and embark on your first solo trip. Exciting times ahead! Whether it’s for a weekend or a year, travelling solo takes courage and you need to be as prepared as possible.

These tips for solo travellers from Tropical Medical Bureau will get you ready for your adventure and help you feel at ease.

1. Plan your trip:

While you may want to adjust your itinerary slightly depending on who you meet or where takes your fancy, it is advisable to plan ahead as a solo traveller. This leaves you with plenty of time to focus on the important stuff when your trip kicks off – meeting new people, embracing the local culture and making everyone at home mad with jealousy.

2. Meet other travellers:

Make an effort to meet like-minded people while you travel and you’ll be too busy having fun to think about what everyone is up to back home. Staying in hostels is a sure-fire way to meet fellow solo travellers.

3. Discover new hobbies:

Travelling solo gives you the opportunity to relinquish old interests and discover new ones. Outside of the 9-5 routine you’ll have plenty of time to focus on yourself and the things that make you happy. Signing up to group activities is effectively killing two birds with one stone – you meet fellow travellers while also focusing on your favourite pastime.

4. Focus on the practicalities:

Make sure you have all of the vaccinations you require for your destination of choice. Nasty illnesses such as diphtheria, rabies and typhoid are more commonplace than you’d think and your chances of catching these are much, much higher if you don’t get your vaccinations. While you’re at it, get yourself decent travel insurance that covers all of the length of your trip, countries you will be visiting and any specific activities you might end up doing. 

5. Stay connected:

These days it’s easy to stay connected with friends and family all around the globe. Record your trip on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so loved ones at home can have a real insight into your everyday life on the road. 

6. Help is at hand:

Wherever your travels take you, you can rest assured that help is always at hand with the TMB 24/7 hotline. All TMB clients can contact a member of staff at any time of the day or night, wherever in the world they may be, ensuring that you are always protected.

Whether you’re heading for the tropical islands of Thailand or interrailing your way across Europe, these useful tips will help to take the edge off your upcoming solo adventure. As clichéd as it sounds, travelling on your own will work wonders for your self-confidence and, with a little preparation, you’re sure to have an incredible time. Just don’t forget your selfie stick!

Solo travellers are advised to book an appointment at a TMB clinic to find out more about vaccinations they may
require and to get the best tips about how to travel safely. 

For further information on vaccinations or to book an appointment, please contact the Tropical Medical Bureau on 1850 487674 or visit 
Michelle Ryan
Phone: 083 1042620

Michael Collins
Phone: 086 8583585 

Niamh Waters
Phone: 086 0492394

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