In Praise of Solo Travel

Solo travels

When you spend so much time putting in the hours at work, it’s only right that you should look forward to getting away on a holiday at least once a year and more if you can. But when you’re single and everyone else is planning family breaks, the prospect of going away on your own can feel a little daunting.

So what do you do? Go anyway, rope in a friend or find a group of similarly positioned people? Rather than being a daunting prospect solo travel or travel with strangers can be fun, liberating and just the break you need. In this blog, we take a look at some of the best options out there for travellers going solo.

Join the Crew

If you’re on your own and aged under 35, then how about considering a sailing holiday on board a yacht cruising around the Greek islands in the Mediterranean. Learn a new skill, have all your meals provided, meet new friends and spend a lot of time swimming in the blue waters of the Med.

You’re likely to share a cabin with a similar age person of the same gender but as the yacht travels in a flotilla with at least eight other boats there’ll be plenty of opportunity to get to know people.

If you’d rather not get too involved in the sailing then consider Bolsover cruise deals where you’ll be on board a boat with a lot less sail.

Go For It

If you’re considering going solo but are anxious about going by yourself then consider travelling to regions where you’re bound to meet new people. Become a backpacker and head over to Thailand. You’ll find lots of people travelling solo, particularly if you’re staying in a hostel.

There’s no stigma about going on your own but just make sure you go somewhere with plenty to occupy you. A beach holiday might be great for a day or two but you may tire of it so have the option of exploring the city and getting your tourist hat on for a while. Somewhere like Barcelona is a great option with beautiful beaches and fascinating districts to explore.

You’ll have your phone, earphones and some good books to take with you if you need some entertainment in the evening.

While the prospect of travelling solo can seem strange or scary, the reality is that often you’ll find a rewarding and enjoyable outcome. You have the freedom to move at your own pace, to explore new places and return to the parts you found most interesting. You can eat where you want and when you want without having to compromise.

When you’ve worked hard and need to relax and blow off some steam, make sure you don’t miss out. Grab a single friend or go it alone, just make sure your efforts are rewarded with a holiday that’s exciting, relaxing and fulfilling whether that’s cruising around the Greek islands or schlepping around the city, it’s your time.

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