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Taking a Solo Trip? Here’s How to Make The Most of It

Taking a Solo Trip? Here’s How to Make The Most of It

Let’s face it, this year has been a stressful one. Thankfully, things are starting to re-open across the country and many of us have been able to enjoy at least a bit of “normalcy” over the last several weeks.

But, if you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or even anxious, one of the best things you can do is to take some time for yourself to relax, unwind, and recharge.

Many people think of camping as a social activity with friends or family. While that’s definitely a great part of hitting the road and spending time in nature, it’s not your only option. In fact, in times like these, a solo trip can be just the thing you need to start feeling more like yourself.

So, if you’re planning on taking a personal trip, make sure you get the most out of it that you can. Keep a couple of these tips in mind to make that happen.

Know What You Want

If you’ve been thinking about going on a solo trip, chances are you have a purpose for it in mind.

Again, maybe it’s just to de-stress, or maybe you’ve been cooped up in your home for several weeks and you’re itching to go somewhere new. Whatever the case, decide what you want to gain from the trip before you go. What are the things you want to experience? How do you want to feel? What do you want to accomplish?

It might seem a bit silly to think about those things at first. But, recognizing exactly why you’re going on a solo trip can make it much more fulfilling and can help you to focus on meeting those personal goals.

Pick the Right Spot

Depending on what you want to gain from your trip, you’ll have a variety of different spots to choose from. If you want to immerse yourself in a community and still be around people, a busy campground, or a place near a bustling city/town is a great option.

But, if you truly want to get away by yourself and experience some peace and quiet, do your research on smaller campsites with beautiful hiking trails. Immersing yourself in as much nature as possible is one of the best ways to feel reconnected and recharged.

Be Safe

One of the most important things to keep in mind on a solo camping trip is that you need to take extra precautions to be safe.

Let people know where you’re going, how long you’ll be there, and how they can get a hold of you while you’re gone. Stay in clearly marked areas, only go hiking on designated trails, and don’t take any excessive risks. Camping alone can be an extremely reflective and unforgettable experience, but you have to make responsible choices.

If you’re considering a solo camping trip, keep these suggestions in mind while you’re on your own. Everyone needs to find a way to alleviate their own stress these days, so get out there and have fun, while reconnecting with nature and yourself!

Jul 27th 2020 Stacey Koziel

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