How to Travel alone: If you live with an overprotective parent, you know how difficult they can be at times. For some reason(s), they tend to feel uncomfortable when we want to travel without them, especially when we want to go alone.
When this happens, you
can’t do much, but you can look for some ways to convince them to let you go
alone. And that’s precise what I’m covering in this article. I don’t like
wasting time. Let ‘s dive right in.
7 Smart Ways of Convincing Your Parents to Let You Travel Alone
Prove to them you can
do it alone
It will be much easier
to say YES if you had already proven to them that you
could. To do this, start with short distances trips. You can travel from one
city to another or move to neighboring countries to prove to your parents that
you can go alone.
Just make sure you
don’t scare your parents by listing unfriendly countries like Afghanistan,
North Korea, Syria, Honduras, among others. Some of the countries have a high
rate of terrorism, crime, and unfriendliness.
Ensure them you’re
going to be safe
The best way to ensure
your parents you’re going to be safe is to travel with an agency or travel
company. Travel companies are always careful about their tourist’s safety and
will take precautions and even a contingency plan for any trip they want to
embark. This way, your parents will worry less.
You can also take
vaccines and reassure them that you’ll let them know every move you make while
on your trip.
Promise them you’ll
stay in touch
Have you ever gone out
and stayed out so late that your parents give you a call to know your whereabouts?
Yes, they were worried. And they’ll have the same feeling if you don’t stay in
Get A Travel
Another way to convince mum and dad about your trip is to get travel insurance. Once you get yourself good insurance cover, you’re reassuring your parents that if anything should go wrong, you have an insurance that covers your trip.
Should you get injured
or misplace a valuable item while on your trip, your insurance will cover all
or part of the expenses. Make sure you leave a copy of your insurance documents
Get Your Parents
Involved with Travel Planning
Be a genius! Get your
parents involved in your planning. It is essential for your trip, especially
when you ask them questions about your trip and gets their views and recommendations.
It reassures them that
although you insist on traveling, you’re ready to listen to all the
recommendations they have for you to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Saving Enough Money.
Start saving! Yeah,
right now and make sure you have enough before you approach them about your
trip. Usually, when mum and dad don’t want to permit you to travel, they might
question where you’re going to get the money to sponsor the trip. So, make sure
you have enough to show them you’re capable and mean business. Who knows, they
might even add up.
Research About Your
Trip and Impress Them
Get to know more about
your destination. The most important things you should know are the time-zone,
local currency, vaccines you’ll need (very important), among others. It will
show that you’re serious about the trip and you have made enough efforts to
make sure you have a safe trip.
You should be able to
give a substantial reason to why you want to travel abroad. Don’t be confused.
It is pretty simple. These are the WHYS! Still confused?
Check this out;
Mum, I want to travel to learn about different cultures and traditions
Dad, I’ve always been curious about African heritage, and I’d like to know more about their custom.
When trying to
convince your parents about your trip, know that this can be a very frustrating
process. However, if they still don’t think you should travel, stay calm, and
act like an adult. Just let them know you understand that they’re worried about
your safety. You might never know, they might end up making you travel
Enoch Amenuvor wrote this guest post. He’s the author and founder of Bold Nerds, a place where he shares tips that make life easier. Enoch resides in Ghana with his slightly hostile cat and a chubby dog. You should get to know me.