7 Ways to Overcome Solo Travel Objection #6
There are so many upsides to solo travel but for some – even those who have no problem dining alone or being responsible for their own safety – there is one major downside.
When they really do want to share a fantastic sunset, theater experience or other special event, there is no one there. This shows up as objection number 6 in “7 Things You Don’t Love About Solo Travel”.
But you can share your travels in real time. In fact, there are many ways to do so.
- Find a temporary travel mate. Whether for a couple of hours or a few days, solo travelers connect with temporary travel mates all the time. You can meet them at hostels or B&Bs. I met a recent travel companion on a ferry. It’s a great way to share travels without a long term commitment.
- Use your smart phone. Sending photos immediately and chatting by skype or What’sApp all make sharing an experience at the very moment of it possible.
- Join a short-term tour. Whether its an hour tour of a museum or a weekend rafting, you can join a group and share the experience with others – then say TaTa.
- Engage the people around you spontaneously. Take a picture of your food, notice the fantastic desert at the table beside you and smile at the person about to eat it, make an off-hand comment… there are many ways to start a conversation and share an experience.
- Write a personal travel blog. Writing a travel blog to share with friends and family is free and easy. Tumbler, TravelBlog.org and TravelPod.com are three options for your online, interactive journal.
- Master the art of the self-portrait. Don’t forget to take photos of yourself on your travels. Sharing these pics in real time or when you return home. They tend to open more chances to share your travel experiences than scenery shots. Learn how to take a selfie in The Tricks of a Solo Photographer.
- Play with social media. Use Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter to share your experiences in quick, easy and frequent snippets. And remember, Solo Traveler is on Pinterest and there’s a board for you. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Pinterest name and I’ll give you an invite to the board.