How to start traveling?

I'm 23 and want to get into traveling the world like everyone my age apparently does.
I've been to a few countries, but only with family. Never on my own or with friends (independently).
What advice do you have for someone who wants to travel? How to do it?

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in the same boat. What are you trying to accomplish by travelling? Is there some reason you want to go solo other than not having a travel buddy lined up?

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just want to see the world and experience things while I'm young.
      Also I don't necessarily want to travel alone, but I don't have many friends.

      starting point : what do you want to travel for? for example do you have a particular hobby or interest that you want to indulge? what places will let you do that? are there certain places in the world that you just want to see?
      next : logistics. what is your budget? how much time do you have?
      next : research. just type for example "flights from london to new york" into google and look at the results and play with the calendar. use airline websites, hotel websites, etc etc. note: this stage will take you almost as long as the actual travelling
      next : wait
      next : get on the plane and go
      repeat. don't stop until you die.

      My problem is I literally don't even know what I'd do. Like, let's say I went France, or Japan, or Israel. What would I do? Just walk the streets? Traveling makes more sense when you have plans or people to see, but idk what I'd fricking do

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Make plans? What the frick is wrong with you? Take control of your life.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          How am I supposed to make plans for a place I've never been and don't know anyone?

          Working holiday visas
          Just pick a country you wanna live in for a year or two and apply.
          Then you just fly over and stay in a hostel for a week while you get a job, find a room to rent and do the boring shit opening bank accounts etc

          I can't live in a country for a year. I have a job and life

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I can't live in a country for a year. I have a job and life
            well your thread assumed you were talking about a WHV
            if you're just talking a trip it's literally as easy as put in for time off at work and drive/fly somewhere

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            I remember threads like this. Always some spergheaded 20 something asking "how do you just plan and do stuff urself" questions.

            You first need to develop self reliance and agency. You literally just think in your mind "hey this place of interest or this food sounds interesting, I want to try this." then you just plan around it, and the more you look into it, you'll find other things that interest you. Look on youtube, websites, or buy a travel book. Then start to schedule out your week based on what you found interesting or like to see, thats really all that is to it

          • 11 months ago
            Anonymous

            LMAO another great anxiety thread, SighSee seems to be the place to go if you want to see a grown adult make excuses about why they can't click on a fricking 'book now' button on a website or wonder how on Earth people eat at a restaurant alone.

            >How do I start travelling?
            Go somewhere that you don't live.
            >How do I make plans?
            Google 'things to do in X' and see what interests you, then pick a time to do it.
            >don't know anyone?
            Stay in a hostel and sit in a shared area. If you're a chad like me you will start talking to people naturally. Otherwise, hopefully a chad will come along and take you under his wing.

            Websites you need to know:
            Skyscanner for flight tickets
            Booking dot com for accomodation
            Rome2Rio/12go/Omio/Just googling it for land transportation
            Google translate for obvious reasons
            Your country's travel advisory website which will tell you about visa requirements.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just go to YouTube and search "travel Japan". If you see anything that makes you say "I need to see that!" Then put it on your list. If not, stay home and save your $3,000.

        • 11 months ago
          Anonymous

          i like watching trevor bauer's blog - the autistic baseball pitcher that was run out of america for calling out their cheating and then had trumped up rape accusations. now he has moved to yokahama/tokyo

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      The way to start is to start. Pick somewhre that interests you, look for information, book transport, and GO.

      The the first step to learn to swim is to get in the water. The first step to learn to travel is to go somewhere.

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Start off with weekend trips to cities around you that you've never been to before. Get a feel for what it is you actually like to do and develop your style of exploring.

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    starting point : what do you want to travel for? for example do you have a particular hobby or interest that you want to indulge? what places will let you do that? are there certain places in the world that you just want to see?
    next : logistics. what is your budget? how much time do you have?
    next : research. just type for example "flights from london to new york" into google and look at the results and play with the calendar. use airline websites, hotel websites, etc etc. note: this stage will take you almost as long as the actual travelling
    next : wait
    next : get on the plane and go
    repeat. don't stop until you die.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you want a travel partner post a contact I am looking for someone

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    just watch some rolf potts guest on podcast episodes if you want to pretend there is some greater meaning than just doing whatever you think is fun

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Working holiday visas
    Just pick a country you wanna live in for a year or two and apply.
    Then you just fly over and stay in a hostel for a week while you get a job, find a room to rent and do the boring shit opening bank accounts etc

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I advocate land travel, with one night or longer stops in every interesting city along the way.

  8. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here you go op things I have found/want to indulge while in Manila
    >all you can drink bars
    >chinese cemetary
    >50s retro food/chinese casino
    >coconut palace dedicated to a pope who ended up calling them broke ass coconut Black folk and that he wouldnt visit it
    >quality Coffee shops
    >cemetary where they live with the dead
    >underground music scenes
    >filipinas

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, sounds like shit. No wonder they all move to Japan.

  9. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Are you a normie?

  10. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    choose a place
    save money
    get a passport/visa
    book flights
    book accommodation
    buy anything you need, pack
    fly there
    ???
    come home broke

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you are in US, Passports are a bit slow now, so start that process early.

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