Travelling solo doesn’t mean you’re alone

11 January 2018

Want to travel but can’t find anyone to go with? Or just have itchy feet and want to hit the road as soon as possible? It can be quite a daunting thought to travel the world on your own. But with a bit of planning, it can be quite a liberating experience.

Why not try an escorted tour for the solo traveller in you! There are more companies than ever who offer small group tours, giving you the opportunity to explore your chosen region with likeminded people. 

Take advantage of single traveller trips and have everything taken care of. From beginning to end, your Travel Counsellor will help you get the most out of your trip. Travelling solo with the right ingredients it is one of the best ways to see the world. Every trip is hosted by an experienced Tour Manager, while local guides provide extra insight and an added personal touch.

With a wide variety of trips to choose from, the world is truly your oyster. Go trekking in the rainforests or learn to scuba dive in Thailand. Explore the ancient culture of India on a guided tour. Or try something completely different and head to Iceland where you’ll see and experience some of Europe’s most remarkable scenery in the shape of waterfalls, geysers and the Blue Lagoon.

If touring isn’t appealing, don’t worry, as any holiday can be enjoyed as a single traveller with options like homestays and boutique hotels making it easier to mix with the locals than ever before.

Cruise holidays are perfect for solo travellers too. You’re never likely to be the only one going solo on a cruise, especially as many ships now offer single cabins. One of the best things about cruises is that you don’t have to worry about getting yourself from A to B and you can choose how involved you’d like to be. A cruise gives you a lot of flexibility and the opportunity to explore as you like. If you’re feeling confident, you can head off on your own. In less familiar surroundings – or when you fancy a bit of company – join the ship’s shore excursions for a relaxing sightseeing experience, knowing you are in safe hands and making new friends.

Back onboard, in addition to special singles events and coffee mornings, there’s a whole programme of activities and events to choose from. On some smaller cruise ships, you’ll find it easy to get chatting with other guests over dinner or during themed activities.

 Solo travel can be one of the most rewarding ways to experience the world. Here are a few top tips to make your solo journey incredible:

  1. Pack light…don’t overburden yourself with a large case
  2. Be social – chat to people along your journeys
  3. Choose your accommodation based on the experience you want to have. For example, select a large hotel if you want to relax and enjoy an enjoyable read around the pool, you want to immerse yourself in the local culture.
  4. Book excursions to explore your chosen destination
  5. And mostly importantly Don’t let a lack of other people hold you back!

For help to build your best solo journey, contact your Travel Counsellor today!

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