We all know what it’s like to need a vacation … from your vacation. Depending on the company, traveling can be more exhausting than enjoyable.
But there is one surefire way you can make sure no one gets on your nerves: Go alone. Solo travel can be a unique and rewarding experience that everyone should try at least once, even if you’re on a budget. Not only do you get to steer your own ship, but you might learn a lot about yourself along the way.
With that said, traveling alone can be intimidating and even scary if you’ve never done it before. Here are five tips for crafting a great trip that you — and only you — will never forget:
Make flying as painless as possible.
Traveling solo means you’re responsible for your belongings and getting to your flight on time; in this case, there’s no one to lean on. And there’s nothing worse than losing luggage or missing your flight. To avoid these mishaps, pack only what you need, try not to bring anything valuable, and leave room for items you plan on bringing home with you.
Double-check your flight information before you go. The Fly Delta app lets you can track your bag and flight status — and even rebook a missed flight — all from your smartphone.
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