Travel & Destinations

Tips for traveling alone

The idea of traveling alone can be a nightmare sometimes, especially if you are used to traveling with guardians or you want to satisfy that childhood curiosity of traveling to 1000 destinations before you reach your primes. The idea of traveling alone is the best thing for introverts and all those who want to have independence in choosing places to go to.

 Although tour travel is recommended for first-time travelers, it is not a rule, you can get out of your comfort zone and get to learn new things, languages and get to know new people. The advantage of traveling solo is you don’t have to follow a strict travel plan; you can overstay, and change travel plans conveniently without complaints from other travelers. Here are some tips on how to travel alone and reap the full benefits of the experience.

Stick to your budget

To avoid the embarrassments of calling family members and friends for an extra loan, it is advisable to use your money wisely. Do not carry with you lots of cash exceeding 60$, it will attract attention, you can get mugged or open to fraud.

 Learn numbers

You should also learn some common numbers, for exchange reasons. In some countries, you have to change the dollar so you can trade with the locals. Though you should not be stubborn on the prices, insisting that, the imported goods cost cheaper in your home country. They have passed custom and the seller needs bread for the family too 

Book single friendly accommodation

 Do your research before starting the journey, for the best places to stay that are single friendly. They have rooms designed for couples, single people or even the entire family.

Copy of travel documents

 Leave a photocopy of travel documents with a friend or a close family member; you can also save one in your phone’s cloud or Google drive. This is to prepare for the worst. You don’t want the idea of losing your stuff in s foreign country alone. Though, it happens in minimal instances.

Read a book

 Reading is a good way to pass your time when traveling, sunbathing or resting on that perfectly made hammock in Africa. A good book will keep your mind occupied and can also attract attention to like-minded people; you can earn yourself some friends.


Now that you are alone, security is of the key, notify your hotel or relative whenever you go out. You should also avoid overdrinking as you can find some fun-loving people out there. Another way is, having your hotel organize a cab for you, which will be available at your convenience.

Mix with other travelers or locals at events

You can attend sites that other tourists are visiting for example museums, cultural centers, parks, and the beach. There you will find people who speak your language, the locals in these areas are also familiar to tourists.

Avoid flashy clothes, jewelry or watches Flashy clothes, watches, and rings will only get you noticed and singled out like a lone traveler. This can put you at risk of mugging. Try to dress as casual as possible. Or here is a better idea from my friend over at, try to dress as poor as possible. That’s right. Muggers will have NO idea about your financial status by taking this approach. My friend and his family actually tried this once and witnessed a mugger take advantage of another family nearby when visiting Mexico. What a close one!

Carry along with a list of allergies and medication

Carry along with you a list of allergies and written prescription or medicine from your doctor. Out of curiosity you might taste food or get bitten by an animal that you are allergic to bringing you problems.

Most of the locals are willing to help out where you are stranded, don’t be afraid to ask for directions. When you lay your paranoia aside and set foot for the experience, you will be amazed by how simple it is. You will even long for some other alone travel time.

How to make a tourist flyer for travel

The well-written travel brochure stimulates readers to dive into a breathtaking story in those charming, exotic places. In this article, you learn how to do and design an attractive travel brochure that attracts the public and encourages them to pack their bags and book a seat on your journey.

  1.  Choose the destination of your potential customers. If you are working in a tourist company, the destination will be specific depending on where you work. If you are a student and you need to create a travel brochure to demonstrate or to impose a school, you will need to choose a desirable, strange and interesting site. A professional should already be aware of the destination he is trying to advertise. Learn about the main features of your location, whether mountains, lakes, museums, parks, etc. Write down all the basic features to use later. If you are a student, look for an exciting place to advertise. There are some great examples such as Mexico, Hawaii, and Australia, but certainly not. Use websites, encyclopedias and library books to explore a place you want to advertise, learn about the main features of the site, and then write down that information for later use. The initial lists should be very long for both students and professionals. It’s best to create a long list to start with and then delete the items successively.
  2. Explore and select the on-site amenities. This includes, but is not limited to: restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc. The potential customer must know what amenities are and where they are at the destination. Travel to the site yourself and write where you can find the best places. Use maps if you are away from the destination. Google Maps can help you find certain amenities, Google Maps is one of the best sites that might help you in that step. After searching for all the facilities in detail, place a star next to the most important elements (public baths are a top priority). Check whether the facilities provide accommodation for people with special needs.
  3. Know the opinions of residents. If you live near people living in that destination, talk with them and without their opinions about the different places. Visit people’s homes and ask them to express their opinion. Remember to bring a pencil and paper to write exactly what they say. You can use a voice recorder. If the destination is restricted to recreational leave, try contacting people who have already spent time there. Remember to write down everything they say about the place. Students who do not have any direct contact with people who live or spend their vacation in that destination must do research on the Internet. Look for websites that link you to local hotels, restaurants, and any important tourist facilities on your destination. Look for reviews about the destination you chose, and instead of nominating a place, use the comments of previous tourists in reviews.
  4. Choose your target audience. You will need to know who is interested in each side. This will help you not only to highlight the places of residence that you are paying attention to, but also to create a brochure that visually stimulates the target population. Use your main menu of features and amenities to select the target audience. Here are some examples that will help you: Vacation spots with the presence of bathrooms, and great restaurants for potential older travelers. Vacation destinations are usually aimed at younger or newlywed people looking for a honeymoon destination. This is not a comprehensive list but gives you an idea of ​​what you are looking for and how to choose the right audience. You may think that something is imperfect, a simple point or an unexpected simple choice may make a difference for some appointed customers.
  5. Select the price of your travel package. This is the most important step ever. You need to make a reasonable profit but you do not want to distract potential customers. If you’re a professional person, it’s possible that the flight price is already set. Consider the previous four steps and target customer segments. Set a standard price for all amenities, set a standard price for all destination features, and finally combine the price of amenities and features together. Set the holiday cost to the public. Younger clients and families look for cheaper holidays, and older people and business owners will have more money to spend. Vacation prices should generally range from a family of four to between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds. You can increase or decrease the price as you see fit.

What to do if You lose a passport in a foreign country

Have you lost your passport? Or are you nervous because you have once experienced the pain of losing identification documents, while on the verge of traveling? You have come to the right site.

The pain of searching your bags, revisiting places, recalculating steps and migraine are the effects of losing a passport. Relax take a glass of water because there is no need to cancel your travel plans; it will cost you more.

Don’t let karma destroy your holiday, you can get an emergency passport to cover your travel plans, the emergency passport only lasts for about three months in most countries, it is advisable to get a new 10-year passport, when you are finally home.

Steps to follow

Contact your country embassy or consulate, it is advisable to look out for your countries embassy before the travel, but if you missed that because of the many hurdles of planning for the trip. Visit your countries website and there you will find all the information on all the embassies and consulates, on their location, opening hours and you might even talk to the secretary if it is urgent.

File a report to the police, filing a police report is necessary for insurance claims if it is a robbery otherwise in some countries it only tends to slow down the process.

Have a passport color photograph, ensure that you always carry with you a passport color photograph, most probably of the dimensions specified by your home country. Having extra photos will most probably save you the hurdles of taking one at that stressful moment.

Identification documents, before leaving your country to ensure that you make a photocopy of your identification documents. You can even go an extra step and scan them, and then save in your cloud or Google drive. This is in case you lose everything including your gadgets, which is not an awesome experience. You need to provide proof that you are a citizen of the said country. Some countries are a bit strict on traveling thus more care should be taken.

fill a statement about the lost passport, for US residents you can download the document from your countries website, or visit the embassy where the form will be handed to you. I prefer the former because it is quicker. This document nullifies your passport; it cannot be used again even after finding it.

fill an application for a new passport, for US citizens to fill a document requesting for a new emergency passport, you should attach identification documents to this form and hand it over to the embassy.

Fees, you will be charged a fee, according to your countries rate, hence remember to take with you some few dollars.

Wait for a new passport, based on the urgency of your travel plans you will receive an emergency passport, a process that takes quite a while to process in some countries. Your country embassy will notify you, or send it to the address of your choice, once it is renewed.

Note; this is not an original passport; you will need to get a new passport once you get home. Have a nice holiday and remember to keep your things safe.

Going to Japan. Things to know

Japan is a great country to visit. A great culture with different things to see and to learn. However, there are a couple of things that you should know before you can visit Japan. Things that will make your trip to Japan even better. Remember these and you will have a great trip to Japan.

It is really safe to travel to Japan

For those that don’t know, it is really safe to travel to Japan. There are so many rumors about different countries that aren’t safe to travel anymore. And Japan is one of them.

However, this is just rumors and not the truth at all. Yes, there are some parts of Japan that you should avoid, but most of the country is safe to visit. And, this is a great tourist destination. 

Having cash on you is best

We are so used to pay with our credit card. It is just safer than to walk with cash around. When you are visiting Japan, this is the one thing that you can’t do, if you want to have a great shopping experience.

Most of the shops in Japan don’t have card facilities. You will need to have cash on you, in order for you to pay. This is why you should make sure that you always have some cash on you. Just to make things a little bit easier.

Cover up your tattoos is recommended

In Japan, the one thing that is taboo is tattoos. If you have a tattoo, it is recommended that you should cover it up while you are in Japan. They believe that this is evil and that only evil people have tattoos on them.

We all know that this isn’t the truth, but this is their beliefs, so we should respect their culture and their country. It is best to cover it up. There are stores that will not allow you to enter if you have visible tattoos on you. 

Japan is a great country to visit. However, this is also a country that has some strange things that you should consider. For example, you should remove your shoes before you enter some buildings. With this guide, you will know what to expect when you are visiting Japan, and you will be prepared for a great holiday. They are friendly and treat their tourists with respect and will give them advice if possible.