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  • Writer's pictureBriana Ellis

Bring these things with you on a SOLO trip

Solo travel can be an enriching and empowering experience. Here are some essentials to bring with you to ensure safety, convenience, and comfort:


  1. Passport and Travel Documents

  • Passport, visas, and copies of important documents.

  • Travel insurance details.

  • Boarding passes and accommodation bookings.

  1. Money and Cards

  • Credit and debit cards.

  • Some local currency.

  • Emergency cash hidden in a safe place.

  1. Technology

  • Smartphone with charger and power bank.

  • Travel adapter.

  • Lightweight laptop or tablet (optional).

  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot (optional).

  1. Health and Safety

  • Basic first aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.).

  • Prescription medications and a copy of the prescription.

  • Hand sanitizer and face masks.

  • Personal safety alarm or whistle.

  • Small flashlight.

Dominican republic
Dominican Republic

Clothing and Accessories

  1. Appropriate Clothing

  • Versatile and comfortable clothing suitable for the destination's climate.

  • Layers for varying weather conditions.

  • Comfortable walking shoes.

  • A scarf or shawl (useful for modesty, warmth, or as an accessory).

  1. Accessories

  • Sunglasses and hat.

  • Travel umbrella.

  • Reusable water bottle.

  • Packing cubes or compression bags for organization.

Personal Items

  1. Toiletries

  • Travel-sized toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.).

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.

  • Hairbrush or comb.

  • Minimal makeup and skincare products.

  1. Personal Hygiene

  • Feminine hygiene products.

  • Wet wipes and tissues.

  • Travel towel.

Security and Convenience

  1. Travel Security

  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables.

  • Anti-theft backpack or bag.

  • Locks for luggage.

  1. Convenience

  • Lightweight backpack or daypack.

  • Notebook and pen.

  • Guidebooks or downloaded maps and apps.

  • Snacks for travel days.

Other Tips

  1. Copies of Important Documents

  • Make digital and physical copies of your passport, visa, travel insurance, and emergency contacts.

  1. Travel Comforts

  • Neck pillow, eye mask, and earplugs for long journeys.

  • Small sewing kit for minor repairs.

Safety Tips

  • Stay connected with family or friends back home.

  • Keep a low profile and be aware of your surroundings.

  • Learn a few basic phrases in the local language.

Now these are the things we NEED but what about how to stay safel .. here is a video of things NOT to do while solo in the world .. link below...

eat pray love
eat pray love

Packing thoughtfully will help ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, and stress-free solo travel experience!


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