Solo travel how do you guys do it?

Seen a lot of posts here recently about people solo traveling. My questions are how do you know what to do day to day?

Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
Like what do you do when you're bored? Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.

How do you all manage traveling solo, isn't it difficult and cringey? What's the secret?

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  1. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine worrying about what people whom you might never even be in the same country of, let alone ever meet again, think about you. Just bee yourself.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking hate /nu/trv so much bros. Whatever happened to /ttt/? Or any other interesting threads? Like why the frick do we have normie teenagers asking what their friends think of them if they do x? Or blackpill zoomers who always whine about the future when they have never left their suburban hometown. Absolute cringe, back to /r/eddit.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Whatever happened to /ttt/?
        He cared too damn much about what monkey faced asiatics and upboating 4chedditors thought of him. That's one of the worst examples you could have used.

  2. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What after?
    autism walk through the city listening to music or podcasts until too tired and need to go home and lie in bed and play computer all night

  3. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look for trouble, look for random things that could go wrong. solo travel means adventure, and the fundamental core of a good adventure is overcoming or attempting to tackle some hardship put in your way. Go to that sketchy dive bar, take that weird bus ride to the middle of nowhere. DO something my man and stop giving a frick. This creates stories for you to tell, it builds your character, it teaches you how to be adaptable.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >creates stories for you to tell
      Problem with this is if you tell people who also aren't travelers these stories they zone out immediately because they think you're bragging.

  4. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What's the secret?
    i am cringey

  5. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    If you are really worried about that just walk 10mins away from the designated tourist street and pick a quiet place at a quiet time.
    or eat your packed lunch in your hotel room alone or just starve i guess
    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
    why the hell would anyone care? people go to hotels all the time solo for work or whatever.. you can often get rooms with single beds if you really want.. even with double you're still paying the same fricking price as a couple sharing a room, hotel really does not fricking care
    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    almost everywhere has wifi, pull out your phone or laptop, browse, listen to music, it's not so bad chilling out at an airport for a couple of hours, go to a lounge it's even pleasant

  6. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    I do research on youtube weeks prior to arrival on how sitting down at types of restaurants work. There are some places with counters or endtables for solo travelers. I see other patrons before me walk in and what they do, I follow suit. its not hard

    >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
    no I think up on what general think I want to consume during that time and just look around as im walking. If a place interests me I focus on the outside menu, look inside briefly etc
    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?

    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    I use my phone or get a drink

    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
    why is it awkward? more peace n quiet for me and tons of space. its no different than being in your bedroom at home.

    >Like what do you do when you're bored? Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.
    bro, im in a different country. everything is novel. theres nothing about it that would be boring. you sound like a npc on follow if you never thought about wanting to do stuff that is seperate from what the group wants to do.

    srsly this is way too much autistic overthinking

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >you sound like a npc on follow if you never thought about wanting to do stuff that is seperate from what the group wants to do.
      I'm not I just heard from biz some places in japan won't let just one person sit down for a meal and eat so like how do you eat there?

      Normally when I've gone places my family or a friend comes up with something to do so I follow them around. It's not like it's bad a group help saves money.

      >>Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?

      Theres no friends I need to wait on or catch up to. im free to do whatever I desire afterwards. Its usually the case I take longer in museums. I see groups of people speed run museums and usually at different pace from one another. usually crybaby gf or lady friends that dont understand or care about history or culture and just sit around in the lobby waiting for everyone else to finish. its sad.

      > im free to do whatever I desire afterwards.
      yeah but how do you know what that is, what's good to do, what's not cringe and meme level normie shit filled with instathot stacy's and ken's? That would just be annoying as everything and you might as well stay home and watch videos of places. I want to go get some good merch from my crypto earnings but not sure what to do when traveling alone outside of that, like can you just walk into a shrine by yourself? Can you do that?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >some places in japan won't let just one person sit down for a meal and eat so like how do you eat there?
        like I said before - I do research on dining options for solo travellers prior to arriving. so japan for example theres "yakiniku" which translates to Japanese bbq. theres long counters in the restaurant with dividers specifically for one person to sit in for privacy. on your side of the counter is a grill that you use tongs to cook ur own bbq. sushi bars work similarly. also places that serve ramen. Huge part of japan is it promotes solo travelling because of the amount of local and foreign businessmen that need to eat at all hours.

        >how do you know what that is, what's good to do, what's not cringe? can you just walk into a shrine by yourself?
        thats exactly where my curiosity begins. It all starts with being at home and watching videos of places. It helps to watch tour videos of the target country and those youtube videos of guys casually walking around the street recording everything. the video being silent. im sure you have your favorite youtubers that do this. After that I suggest buying a travel/tour guide book. I got the one from "Lonely Planet" series of books. inside they give you maps n general pointers on things to do. you basically choose some things you like and ignore everything else. with all that info collecting you'd definitely know what to do and where to go, what shops sell the best souvenirs (Japan Don Quijote or Donki)
        yes shrines are mostly walkable and free. its no different than a park

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >some places in japan won't let just one person sit down for a meal and eat so like how do you eat there?
        Most places either have a bar for solo diners or have individual booth seating even for people in groups, tons of people eat alone. You seriously need to stop relying on other people so much if something like this is even a question.

        >what's good to do, what's not cringe and meme level normie shit filled with instathot stacy's and ken's?
        Your brain is broken. Get off the computer right now, stop thinking in terms of "meme shit" and "cringe" and go outside, things just don't work like that in the real world. You can explore and figure out what works for you and if you don't like something you can just stop doing that thing and find something else to do, that kind of freedom is basically the whole appeal of solo travel.
        >like can you just walk into a shrine by yourself? Can you do that?
        Yes as long as it's open. Just stop being such a spastic and do some research on the particular place, observe what other people are doing, ask around, hell even just walk in and apologize if you end up somewhere you're not supposed to be. You very clearly need more experience actually doing things and talking to people.

  7. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?

    Theres no friends I need to wait on or catch up to. im free to do whatever I desire afterwards. Its usually the case I take longer in museums. I see groups of people speed run museums and usually at different pace from one another. usually crybaby gf or lady friends that dont understand or care about history or culture and just sit around in the lobby waiting for everyone else to finish. its sad.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer going to museums alone because my friends just look at something briefly then move on without actually reading and learning about the topic.

  8. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    if its your first time visiting the country a good portion of it could potentially have normie tier shit with influencers trying to get their photoshoot in. you cant avoid tourist heavy places if its your first time. tourists gonna tour. Its only later with experience and talking with others that maybe you know some other hidden shit thats cool. or maybe you find it by mistake when you eventually get lost. which will happen. just gotta roll with it

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      I just want to go to Akihabara and a few places around Japan from anime but without the tourists or normies. I'm just not sure how you do it or what to do after, like do you just show up there and walk into them and go do your thing? Isn't it weird to sit on a train alone?

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well...Japan is one of the most visited countries in the globe for tourism...cause like anime n stuff. theres no way you can avoid them. Ionno why you keep freaking out about being afraid to do normal shit when the country you want to go and the district is literally the most tourist/normie tier shit.

        Its Tokyo theres almost too much to do. if you look at other posts, anons have said they stayed for 14+ days in Tokyo alone and still theres even more shit to do.

        No its not weird to sit on the train alone. millions do it everyday dawn to dusk. I doubt anyone will notice your sperg self going haywire. most ppl on trains shut up and are buried in their phones or sleeping not even aware of your existence

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Isn't it weird to sit on a train alone?
        The majority of the Japanese people on them are commuting alone, unless you go on the intercity ones in which case still no one will give a shit.

      • 11 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself?
        Yes.
        >How do you know where to go that even allows that?
        Never been turned away so far.
        >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
        Explore and walk into the first cool looking place I see with a >4 google maps rating
        >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
        Walk around, people watch, tryhard photography, talk to people who seem open to it, explore randomly without even opening a map, go to a bar to talk with locals, literally anything
        >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
        Audiobooks and shitposting on here
        >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
        Why would it be?
        >Like what do you do when you're bored?
        If a destination is less exciting than expected then move on to surrounding areas, failing that get drunk with locals
        >Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.
        Stop being an NPC

        Not too hard

        >Akihabara
        It's tourist central by now, the real akiba died years ago

  9. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    You definitely need to travel alone, these questions aren't healthy. Go to Asia it's all natural over there.

  10. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically what is wrong with you holy shit
    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself?
    Yes? Everyone has to eat, what are you talking about?
    >How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    What does this even mean??? Nobody's gonna turn away a solo diner unless it's a place specifically meant for groups in which case it's probably reservation only anyway and very obvious.
    >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
    I think about what I want to eat or look around at my options.
    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through.
    No idea how to even answer this if you're looking at actual attractions as shit to just blitz through. I'm traveling, I'm probably not bored at any point unless I'm just not doing anything. If you're out of stuff to do for a day and don't have any time to do any other major things you can just walk and explore. If that isn't interesting why are you even traveling?
    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    Just do that? Everyone else does, nobody gives a frick what you're doing as long as you're not being a bother to them.
    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1?
    Yes, again people need a place to sleep, why would this be awkward.
    >Like what do you do when you're bored? Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.
    Do you have any thoughts or interests of your own or do you just mimic your friends like some kind of skinwalker?

    You need to stop thinking so much about what other people think and decide what you're interested in and focus on that. You are so worried about looking "cringy" over doing very normal shit like eating a meal or sleeping alone and yet you're here asking these questions that legitimately make you look like a god damn alien.

  11. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    It sounds like you're a follower. You're not an autonomous person.

  12. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I hope you become an individual one day

  13. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    walk
    just walk, man
    as for eating and sleeping, do like peace pilgrim
    only eat and sleep where that is offered to you
    or be a homosexual walking around with dollars, but that's despicable

  14. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >My questions are how do you know what to do day to day?
    Depends, if its a trip were i have to move a lot i usually prepare a list of places i would like to see and a time schedule that could allow me to see them all, i also look for extra places i might see (to switch or add to the main list), also i prepare certain rest days in bigger cities for chilling.
    If i'm traveling alone in a big city (honestly bad experience if lasts more than 3 days) i have a lot of locations saved on Google Maps and take endless walks around without knowing where i am untill i get bored and head to a certain location that interests me

    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    Only pussies have problems eating alone at the restauraunt. Just go, ask a tablet for 1, sit down and load up that plate. Usually i cat with the waiters, with people next to my table if they speak my same language or i move to the tablet of other solo customers for a coffe After my meal. Am i annoying? Maybe, no one told me so and i had some good conversation, once this family even offered me lunch after chatting for a couple of hours.

    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
    30 minutes in a museum sound really too few, maybe you should practice your cathartic skill, you gotta allow the enviroment to speak and reach deep down in you, this way even a small church can take you 1 hour. When i get bored i usually go to museums and churches as a filling, i expecially like to go and meditate in certain churches, It Is really refreshing. Otherwise i go around taking pictures with mu travel camera, or again i take a nap in the park, i find a good spot where to read (solo traveling implies having at least a book on you), i even started to bring around a notebook and write down thought and impressions.

  15. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    Like I give frick. If I'm tired, I just drop my ass right on the sidewalk in a random place. The worst thing that can happen is police asking you to move.

  16. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever you want. Have fun. Do something you've never done before
    The secret is just not being a b***h. Talk to strangers. Make frens when you get there
    The best frens are vacation frens you're gonna know for a day or two and never see again

  17. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    These questions really put things into perspective for me. I thought I was a spastic (I still am), but I never had any of these concerns when I went to Japan on my own earlier this year.
    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    Basically everywhere lets you, I just try to find a place that has a fair few empty tables and I make it clear it's just for one person.
    >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
    Yes, going overseas is to experience different things. So try different things.
    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
    Slow the frick down, c**t. Also just wander around, you'll most likely find things you wouldn't have through the internet.
    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    Read.
    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
    No, I'm not the first person the hotel staff has had that booked a room for one.
    >Like what do you do when you're bored? Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.
    Wander around and find stuff.
    >How do you all manage traveling solo, isn't it difficult and cringey? What's the secret?
    It's only cringey if you're cringey, it's only cringey if you worry about it being cringey. There's no secret to it, don't be a spastic and bother other people. I like my own company and being on my own, so that helps.

  18. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how do you know what to do day to day?
    I don’t go in with ambitious expectations. I pick one, maximum two, “sites” or “activities” for most days, then spend a lot of time wandering around more or less aimlessly, sitting in cafes, casual/mundane shopping (I have a thing for international drugstores and supermarkets), etc. I am fairly lazy and enjoy relaxing.
    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    Oh look, it’s this can’t-be-serious bullshit again! I typically find places to eat during my hours of wandering around. I pick wherever strikes my eye when I feel like eating, or sometimes make a note of a place I would like to eat later and go back. And perhaps someone will prove me wrong, but in many years of solo travel in more than 70 countries, I have literally never been turned away from anywhere as a solo diner, so I don’t personally believe that’s a thing that really happens. Perhaps some menu items designed to serve two might get discouraged?
    >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
    I pick something I see someone else eating that looks good in the moment, or I occasionally choose more or less at random from a menu. How do you feed yourself at home?
    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
    I might sit in a park or cafe. I read a lot of books. I do a lot of writing. I don’t bore easily.
    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    See above. I don’t bore that easily.
    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
    OK, now I feel silly for taking the bait. But along with hundreds of thousands of business travelers around the world, no, I have never felt even a little self-conscious about this.

  19. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Like when you want to go eat somewhere do you go sit down by yourself? How do you know where to go that even allows that?
    yes. i don't.
    >Like what if you aren't sure what to eat do you just spin a wheel or something?
    uwot8m8
    >Like what do you do when you get bored most places even museums only take me about 30 minutes to go through. What after?
    no they don't. there is always stuff to do anywhere.
    >Like when you're in the airport how do you not stay bored without sleeping or pulling out a switch?
    chill and listen to music, walk around, browse stuff, interact with other people in some cases.
    >Like when you need to check into your hotel are you really comfortable saying a hotel room for 1? Isn't that akward?
    yes. no.
    >Like what do you do when you're bored? Normally I just follow my friends around when traveling and just do whatever they do.
    i am not. There is always things to do also i can waste hours - days walking around interacting and trying new things i never experienced.

    >How do you all manage traveling solo, isn't it difficult and cringey? What's the secret?
    how do you manage not getting run over by a car? Seriously you sound weak and introvert. Solo travel is mostly about getting out of your comfort zone, going out on an adventure.

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Seriously you sound weak and introvert.
      Speaking as an introverted weakling (who likes solo travel and can function very well socially when appropriate), that’s insulting. OP sounds autistic and troll.

  20. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I took a four day solo trip to the beach in South Carolina recently. I went swimming in the 3x ocean and took a nap on the beach, worked out every morning, ate healthy usually at a bar or at the hotel. I paid for a few massages, joined some strangers for golf, etc..

    As you get older you realize the time alone is very reflective and peaceful.

  21. 11 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am not joking in saying that if you live your life like this you should just have a nice day. Why wallow in your meaningless existence when you're seemingly unable to do even the simplest decision for yourself such as choosing where to eat? The amount of morons like you on this board is STAGGERING

    • 11 months ago
      Anonymous

      Welcome to human existence. learn about others enough and realize that a lot are barely scraping by a semblance of a life, they actively have debilitating issues going on that prevents them from flourishing and overcoming. they continually stagnate or even worse, decay. I'm amazed these people survived for so long

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