Tech Travel Tips For Solo Travellers

Tech Travel Tips For Solo Travellers

Tech Travel Tips For Solo Travellers

Traveling alone will always present some issues. You have to manage your personal safety, the safety of your belongings, and keep yourself healthy. It can be hard to ensure these things, especially when you’re enjoying everything your destination has to offer. Following some tech tips for solo travellers can help you make the most out of your tech and your holiday. 

Medical Care

When you’re in another country, it can be very difficult to get medical care. For a start, language barriers could prevent you from communicating with the people trying to help. You may feel that you may not have enough money to afford it, but thankfully, in most places, you can get insurance to cover this sort of cost. It’s so simple you can even handle it from your phone! Buying your package this way will mean that you always have your policy and the details you need handy. Along with this, you can also take some steps to get advice without having to leave the hotel. A healthcare app can be used to get advice about your health from a professional at home; without having to travel. And, a lot of them offer their services for free.

Personal Safety 

One of the biggest concerns for people traveling alone is safety. And, so, it’s important that you take the right steps to ensure you’re safe. People should always know where you are and have an idea of your travel plan. To do this, you should use an app like Find My Friends. This will enable your friends or family at home to track and trace you. Along with this, you can also look at some techy defense methods. A small stun gun could be the perfect defensive tool. But, it will be hard to travel with, in a lot of cases. So, instead, it can be better to use something like a personal alarm. This will help you to signal for attention, while also confusing anyone trying to harm you.

Language and Communication

Now, it’s time to get away from the doom and gloom. And, instead, think about how you will be talking to people who speak other languages. For years, companies have been developing apps for phones which allow users to use their camera to translate text. These apps work well and will help you a certain extent. But, you will need to think about talking, too. For this, you will need an electronic translator. This sort of tool isn’t at its peak quite yet. But, in the coming years there will be more and more options available.

Hopefully, this will inspire you to start working harder to use tech on your travels. Most people will carry a phone with them, even during their travels. So, it’s worth making sure that you’re not wasting the tools you have. Otherwise, there’s no point in having them.

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  • Gareth Torrance

    Find My Friends is a wonderful app and I would definitely recommend it

  • These are definitely excellent tech for solo travelers. I am off soon to a land where English is not the first language so will need the language app for sure

  • Elodie

    These are definitely all things I thought about when booking my 3 month trip to Korea so I’m glad someone else thought about them for me and answered all the questions I had! Thank you! x

  • I love solo travelling although I prefer to stick to English speaking countries, or countries that I have been to before for ease x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I travel solo a lot and these sound great. I will be sure to check them out.

  • Donna

    Great advice – I rarely travel alone these days but used to do it a lot. Language app would have been so handy then!

  • Joanna

    I’ve never travelled alone but its great to know these things just in case.

  • I’m amazed by how well speech to text works with Siri and the like now. Star Trek style universal translators can’t be too far off!

  • Melanie Williams

    Great travel tech tips here the health app is great as medical care it is crucial to have clear communications 🙂 x

  • Some very good advice here, I have not traveled alone but very helpful for people who do

  • Mummy Times Two

    Great tips here, I’ll take them into account if a I ever go travelling alone x

  • I would LOVE to do solo travelling one day. There’s something incredibly attractive about it.

  • I’ve always fancied doing some solo travel so thank you for the tips! x