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5 Useful Tips for Solo Travelers

To travel alone is probably one of the things on your bucket list. We could not agree more that a solo trip brings a sense of accomplishment and wonder to most individuals. You get to embark on a new journey and explore unfamiliar, yet beautiful, destinations. You also get to learn the different cultures of other provinces and meet new people as you wander around the most stunning cities and historic areas. For first-time solo travelers, here are five useful tips to make your vacation much safer, easier, and enjoyable:

1.) Choose your destination wisely. 

Do not know where to go? Since this is your first time, it is best to research which area is safest for solo travelers like you. You should also consider your set budget, availability in schedule, and preferences when it comes to flights and accommodations. 

We highly suggest choosing a local destination first to test the waters. Most vacationers find being in their home country a lot more comforting than immediately holding their first solo trip abroad. Why not start in one of the best islands in the Philippines? A trip to Astoria Boracay, our best hotel in Boracay, will surely hit the spot. Whether you want an epic, adventurous trip or pure R&R, rest assured that you are in for a memorable trip here! 

2.) Plan your itinerary. 

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List down all the activities you want to do and the tourist spots you want to visit throughout your vacation. An organized schedule will help you save time and will keep you on track to successfully achieve a fun and memorable solo travel experience. Astoria Boracay, our hotel in Boracay, Station 1, is in the island’s most action-packed area. Plus, we also have in-house amenities, such as a swimming pool and a gym to complete your stay! Your itinerary will surely be filled to the brim with awesome activities! 

3.) Keep your travel bag small and light. 

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You would not want to carry a heavy bag around and easily feel exhausted when you do not have anyone to help you carry it, right? If that is the case, then make sure to only bring the necessary travel items such as money, booking forms, light clothes, and flip-flops. The lighter your baggage, the easier it is to move around. Do not fret! Our resort in Boracay, Station 1, has all the basic necessities such as towels and toiletries, so no need to bring yours when you come visit! 

4.) Read up on your destination. 

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The last thing you would want to happen while on a vacation is to get lost and miss out on the fun activities that you planned on joining. Make sure to do your research ahead of time and download guides that will help you along the way. Our friendly team is also ready to assist you should you have any questions about the area. 

5.) Bring a tripod, gorillapod, or stand. 

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Memories are meant to be cherished! Since your family and friends are not around to take good photos of you, do not forget to bring a tripod, a gorillapod, or any stand that can hold your mobile phone or camera to help you take your Instagrammable pictures and videos. Try to capture all the picturesque spots, artistic food creations, stunning shows, and exhilarating activities! 3… 2… 1… cheese! 

Traveling alone is really an experience of a lifetime. But we must warn you, though. There are tricksters out there who will try to fool you with steep prices and even vacation club scams, so just always be vigilant. Aside from that, there are also some people who might try to deceive you with their fake Club Astoria scam stories and lies just to stop you from joining the leading vacation club in the Philippines, Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc. (AVLCI). But do not worry! If you consult with a real AVLCI staff through their official social media pages and website, your investment will be safe. We will make sure each solo trip will be one for the books! 

Fly high and let the fun adventures begin! 

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