“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world,” wrote British explorer and travel writer Freya Stark. Yet, many of us, accustomed to constant companionship, are intimidated to travel alone.
As a solo traveler, you can choose precisely what you want out of your experience and reawaken your independent spirit along the way. Say you find a great deal, but your spouse or friends can’t take time off. There’s no reason to stay home. Start packing!
A variety of travel advisors suggest the following destinations:
Safety is a concern for any traveler, but particularly those going solo. Follow these tips when you’re on your own.
Tour operators, cruise lines and hotels may tack an extra charge onto your bill to offset the money they’re not making from a second occupant. This supplement may range from 25% to 100% of the tour cost. TO avoid the single supplement, you may want to go with a tour operator that offers roommate matching based on similar tastes and personalities. Among others that specialize in solo travel – use your favorite search engine – check out G Adventures, Intrepid Travel, Road Scholar and the Holland America Line. These firms are known to match single travelers.
Feeling inspired? Take action. A solo adventure may be just the ticket to becoming a little bolder in your everyday life.
Ready to take off on your own?
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