If you’ve been following along with the Life’s Journey Travel Instagram or Facebook page, you’ll know that we’ve been focused on solo traveling lately. If you’ve never gone on a solo trip, you may be curious as to why someone would want to set off into the great unknown alone. Or maybe you have some ideas why, but you aren’t sure how. We have answers.
For several years now, solo travel has been on the rise - and it’s not just singles who are traveling, although there certainly are plenty of those. In terms of ages, people from all walks of life are striking off on their own. Baby Boomers and Millennials are in the lead.
Some of the main reasons that people are choosing to travel solo are because they want to: explore the world without waiting for others, go where they want and do what they want without compromising, and have a relaxing vacation. Although relationships of all sorts are rewarding, many solo travelers express a desire to take a vacation from the emotional work that those relationships require. Others simply want to try something new or meet like-minded travelers.
Keeping themselves safe and navigating transfers are two of the main concerns of solo travelers, while single supplements (a charge that companies impose on solo travelers using facilities designed for two or more) and the stress of planning the trip alone are two more common deterrents. Fortunately, there are ways to take care of all of these concerns.
Travel companies have expanded their range of options for the solo traveler. Solo people can join tour groups composed of all solo travelers, if a regular tour group or completely solo travel is undesired. Some providers organize meetups or digital spaces for travelers to communicate with one another before the trip begins and others develop matching services to get around the single supplement.
Those who take a trip solo often return saying that it was one of the most enriching travel experiences that they have had! If you’re intrigued by the idea of solo travel, take a look at the resources below and contact Life's Journey Travel for more information.
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Author: Debra Harris
As founder of Life’s Journey Travel, I’m deeply passionate about creating custom travel experiences that allow my clients to truly savor the journey.