Traveling alone is a great way to find yourself—and meet other people when you get sick of that company. Budget Travel passes along advice from experienced soloers:
- You'll be carrying your own bags, so pack clothes that can do double duty.
- Leave your iPod at home—you'll meet more people.
- Stay in city centers. Out-of-the-way hotels can feel solitary.
- Text message to stay in touch and stave off loneliness.
- Leave a note with your front desk when dining with strangers.
- Eat at restaurant bars or communal tables to meet others.
- If cruising, choose a ship with assigned dinner seating to make friends.
- Sunglasses are excellent for people watching and looking mysterious.