As our wanderlust increases and drives for international adventure grows so too does the rise of solo travel for so many people in the world!
Whether you’re backpacking across Europe as a twenty-something year old, travelling for business as a young professional or roaming the globe as a retiree, one thing is for certain- solo travel is increasing.
Technology has wiped clear the stigma associated with solo travel; making staying connected to everyone back home, meeting like-minded travelers and keeping up to date on the best sites, cuisines, and attractions a breeze.
Fuel your wanderlust and check out our favorite travel apps specifically designed for those of you flying solo.
Solo Traveller allows users to start conversations with other travelers in the area to organize anything from sightseeing to dinner, to a shared taxi ride to the airport. The app allows you to filter through travel contacts by age, travel preferences, gender, and location. Aussie founder, Troy Elmes, says the app is not only handy for those who are already traveling alone but also helps to generate confidence and motivation in those who are considering solo travel.
Tripr & Ventoura
Again, Tripr and Ventoura allow you to easily connect with other travelers across the globe, but here’s the great part – you can also chat with locals to find those hidden hotspots that are off the beaten path. Both apps allow you to input your upcoming trips, months prior to travel. The apps then notify you of other travelers and locals who will be in that area at the same time as you. This is particularly useful as you can chat with any of your contacts and get travel tips from locals before you’ve even left home.
New technology continues to play a larger role in the travel scene. The ability to individually plan your trip and has led to travel trends such as solo female travel. Travelers want to have access to all information about a destination, including their tickets, maps, camera, and travel guide. Now you can focus more on traveling, and less on planning and carrying a million devices and important documents. The future of travel after the mobile revolution is relying on your smartphone for everything you need, including most importantly your tickets. Chill out, discover a new place and enjoy!
Oh and don’t forget to bring a phone charger.