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Questions tagged [solo-travel]

Questions related to travelling alone.

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Transfer from Geneva Airport to La Thuile

I am trying to book a last minute ski trip for the Easter weekend. I am about to purchase my flight tickets, but I'm unable to do so, because I am not sure how I can get myself from Geneva Airport to ...
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Does travelling solo without previous travel history affect Schengen Visa application?

I was told by a Visa agent that, if I am going solo and don't have a travel history, it is hard for the people at the consulate to believe I am going for legal trip. And this is because, apparently, ...
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Week to spend in Istanbul/Turkey alone at short notice - walking options?

A friend from Turkey got in touch recently. I have arranged to fly out for 8 days (flight out is in 4 days). Unfortunately, she will be bogged down with work for her degree so won't have much time to ...
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What's the safest way to protect your valuables from theft at the beach?

I am travelling solo to Barcelona. I was wondering if anyone has any tip on how to enjoy the beach when travelling alone. As in, is it safe to leave your belongings on the beach when you go for a ...
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Solo driving in Iceland in late March

I'm from San Francisco and am planning to visit Iceland March 22nd - 31st. My goal is to do a lot of photography at Vík and Jökulsárlón. I decided to rent a car instead of joining tour groups. I am ...
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Is Cambridge UK safe?

Next week I'll be in Cambridge (UK) for a conference. I found a hotel that is quite far away from the center (near Orchard Park). However, I am quite scared of traveling alone, especially by night. ...
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Apply visa of a country from another county( not your home country) [duplicate]

How can I apply for visa to travel to spain when I am living in Tbilisi. But i am an indian passport holder?
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Solo-Driving from Florida to New York During the Winter

In the past, I have asked a question on this exchange regarding driving a well-maintained car across the East Coast of the U.S. In that particular question, I wanted to know if it were safe for a car ...
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What is Doha Airport like for a single 17-year-old female?

I am a 17-year-old girl, flying from the UK to Doha by myself to then fly from Doha to Perth also on my own. I have a layover of 1 hour and 20 minutes. How easy is Doha airport to navigate to get to a ...
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Concerns with long-distance driving

I am planning on taking my mid-life vehicle (~100,000 miles) on a long distance drive (~1,200 miles) over the course of a couple of days. I don't have much experience with car mechanics or long-...
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Can I travel to The UK with an unserved prison sentence [duplicate]

Back in August of 2017 I was convicted of Felony Grand Larceny for the unauthorized use of a credit card, I was sentenced to 1 1/2 - 3 years in prison, but only did 97 Days in rehab. I am currently on ...
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Does renting a car to explore Palawan make sense?

I am thinking about travelling to Palawan island in the Philippines and spend around 1 week there. I am a solo traveler and I want to explore as much as possible. Does it make sense to rent a car? I ...
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UK Visa (Accompanied) [duplicate]

When I was 17, I applied for a UK visa with my friend who was noted as my company (since she’s older than 18). On my visa, it specifically says that I can only enter the UK if I am accompanied by her. ...
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Is it common and does it make sense to travel to the Maldives as a single person?

Since many years ago I have wanted to visit the Maldives. I was amazed by the nice beaches, clear waters, and nice resorts with a hut over the sea. However I am afraid after one or two nights I will ...
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How can I identify future flights that are likely to have no passengers on board?

There have recently been news about a woman who has managed to get a whole plane for herself by purchasing a ticket to a flight where no one else showed up: But when she finally boarded her flight, ...
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Lone traveler frustration [closed]

I travel alone and most deals I find are for couples only. Why is it more expensive for single travelers who's tired of finding a person to travel with to get the deal and just want to just enjoy ...
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What online communities exist to help solo travellers meet up?

I've done a few long-termish mostly solo trips now, and you hear about communities like CouchSurfing and Warm Showers (for cyclists). However I also really enjoy staying in hostels. Oddly, there ...
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Should I not use double things in a double room if I have booked it as a single guest?

Some hotels physically don't have single rooms even if they can be booked so. The towels, soap, shampoo and so on are always for two guests. I'm not a wasteful person, but I wonder if I'm allowed to ...
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Does Turkey stamp passport in case of visit visa rejection?

Is a single woman allowed to travel alone to Turkey? In case of rejection do they stamp passport, or just return the passport? This is for a Pakistani Passport Holder.
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American renting a car in Europe - what's different compared to domestic rentals?

I'm planning a solo travel trip to Brussels and was wondering if any American / US Drivers license holders have experience booking an airport car rental through Expedia or similar. Currently, I ...
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Traveling Alone to Europe [closed]

I am planning a solo trip to Europe. I am a U.S passport holder and have an additional non-U.S. passport. I've never traveled by myself and have some questions. Also, the countries I plan to see are ...
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Meeting other people while traveling

I tried searching on here, but didn't find any questions on this. How does one meet people while traveling alone? I would understand meeting people in a hostel (assuming they spoke the same language) ...
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Travelling from Phuket,Thailand to Malaysia with Visa

I am planning to visit Thailand and Malaysia in November 2017. I'm from India, and have a passport. I know Thailand provides visas on arrival but Malaysia doesn't. So I am planning to get visa for ...
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Can a Muslim woman visit Medina Mosques as tourist independently?

I’m a Muslim girl from Romania. How can I get a visa to visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia?
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I want a UK Standard Visitor visa but I am travelling alone

I am 20 years old and want to go to UK from India for a wedding. My relatives have sent me a sponsor form, their passport copy, tax bill, water bill and bank statement and I am going to stay in their ...
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How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers?

How safe is travelling on European rail networks for solo travellers, including overnight trains? Obviously, the usual precautions of being more mindful of belongings when travelling solo need to be ...
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Where can I find social connection events in a city or town while solo traveling?

Sometimes I don't like staying in hostels (which is a great way to meet people and be social) but then I struggle finding places to meet people. What are alternative ways to find social events or ...
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Traveling through Europe as a minor

So I'm a 15 year old teenager who moved to Germany like 6 months ago (with my family of course) and I was wondering if I could travel alone back to my hometown in Croatia for a few days with a bus ...
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Do Hotel receipts in England show number of guests?

I need to go somewhere for a conference, and my company will cover the expenses. I would like to bring someone along with me, although the company might be a bit funny about me doing so, even if the ...
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Bushwalking options for solo travellers in Korea

I occasionally go bushwalking (hiking), and would like to do so in South Korea if possible. The main concern I have is safety. I'm concerned about going bushwalking solo, because I have it ingrained ...
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Staying in the Mongolian countryside on a reasonable budget

I really enjoyed going on a guided tour (myself, a tour guide, and a driver) of the Mongolian countryside, but it attracted a price tag that'd be expected for having two staff members (slightly more ...
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Traveling to the UK without adult supervision

Me and my British friend are planning a hitchhiking/hiking trip in the UK. She's British and lives in Stoke on Trent. I'm from Poland. I planned to arrive in Birmingham and leave from either Glasgow ...
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Does Korea have any mud festivals in autumn?

I've just learnt about the Boryeong Mud Festival, which sounds kind of cool. Unfortunately, it's held in late July (21 July to 30 July in 2017), which Wikivoyage describes as being fairly hot and ...
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Why do travel sites always show per-person accommodation price on the basis of two sharing the same room?

Most travel websites, especially those presenting deals and allowing comparison of different packages, show the price per traveler. Same case for advertisements on Internet and billboards in cities. ...
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Accommodation for unaccompanied teenager in Tokyo

I'm a 16-year-old wanting to go alone to Tokyo for three to four weeks, around July. As to be expected, my parents are concerned about my safety while overseas. A standard hotel is not going to cut ...
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Eating alone in London

I am in London this weekend alone. Is there any restaurants that cater specifically for the single eater or have sections for single diners? Although confident, I don't think I am THAT confident to ...
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Is it dangerous to travel in Russia, as a dark-skinned Muslim? [duplicate]

Is it dangerous to travel in Russia, as a dark-skinned Muslim? while travelling by train from St Petersburg to Vladivostok. Skolkovo, Moscow Oblast Sankt-Peterburg, Russia Moscow, Russia Robbery, ...
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What are logistics like for a solo skier visiting Salt Lake City/Park City? [closed]

I've decided I'd like to go to Utah this year to do some skiing and hopefully score some good powder days. I will be traveling by myself. My primary interest is to ski Alta, but were the logistics to ...
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Solo traveller from UK to John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have baggage to collect. I have no idea what to do after landing. What happens and where do I go first, will I be told?
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How to read time of flight for Emirates airline?

First of all, I'm a solo traveller and this is my first time. I decided to book a flight online (eticket) with Emirates.com. I'm confused on how to read the time of the flight so for example: The ...
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Backpack trip to Europe [closed]

I am planning my first backpack trip to Europe. I have 8 days before going back to work. I am planning the itinerary as follows: Starting Amsterdam 2 days 2 days Paris 2 days Barcelona 2 days ...
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Can I travel to the UK unaccompanied on an accompanied child visa now that I am over 18?

I got a visa with my mother when I was 17 years old. On it was stated "Not valid unless accompanied by my mother". Can I travel to the UK alone now that I am 18?
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What are the most dangerous areas of London north of the River Thames?

Within only the following map, which are the most dangerous areas (like those depicted in the 2009 movie Harry Brown, filmed in Walworth, London at the now demolished Heygate Estate, and Marks Gate, ...
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Organized trips for young single travelers? [closed]

I have 3 weeks vacation during Sep-Oct. I'm an Israeli with excellent English. I want to fly somewhere. and was thinking to join organized trips for young single-travelers. I saw this site: http:/...
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How can a 14 year old travel to Germany from the UK without adult supervision?

I have visited a lawyer here in the UK to ask if I need any documents or letters as I am underage. Other than booking with an airline that accepts children travelling alone. And he said that he can ...
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Recreation/Work/Social options in Minsk [closed]

I am in Minsk, Belarus for an Internship right now. The Problem is, I am quite upset about my situation: I barely get to know people, I don't speak Russian, I don't like my room, the work I do all by ...
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What is the minimum age for travelling alone?

I was just wondering because if minors were able to travel alone without supervision, isn't that extremely dangerous for them, as they are still minors and wouldn't have any supervision?
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Daughter flying alone from Athens Greece to Newark to Chicago - Need info/advice

My Daughter will be flying alone from Athens, Greece to Chicago with a layover in Newark. What exactly will she have to do during her layover in Newark? Specifically, will she have to: Go through ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [closed]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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How do locals in the country of Georgia treat tourists with darker skin color?

As per the title, should tourists with a darker skin color (i.e. darker than is common in Eastern Europe) expect any issues or hostility nowadays? If so are there are ways to mitigate this, perhaps ...