The low down on flying solo this summer

There is something about travelling alone that will really help you see the world in a different light. However, before you pack a bag for one it’s important you know the basic safety rules, how to meet other people just like you and the best places for going it alone.

Safety tips
When travelling alone, it is important you stick to basic safety rules: never go out at night alone, always know the way back to your hotel, never get drunk and make sure you stick to the dress code of the country you are visiting.

How to meet like minded people
Sometimes travelling alone can get lonely so try to meet up with like minded travellers who don’t mind you tagging along. Staying in hostels are a great way to make new friends and make sure you strike up a conversation with others on the plane or train journey.

Where to go
You can go anywhere you please! Going it alone means the destination, length of time travelling and what to do is up to you. However, if you are having trouble deciding, Europe, South East Asia or Australia could be good spots to head to -you are bound to bump into at least one Irish traveller.