Travelling solo has always been a hot topic. Unlike “single(s)”, this is a larger group. This may include unattached individuals, married or with a significant partner/couple. You can be an entrepreneur who wants to add a holiday weekend or an extension of a work trip. Two obstacles can be encountered by solo travellers: If it is a solitary holiday like “a group” and if eating alone, especially dinner is really unpleasant.
For those that are not so independent and do not wish for the complexity of planning a vacation, companies such as Logitravel can simplify a lot for any traveler.
- Cruises on the river and small boat cruises
I recommend river cruises and small boats. They are particularly suitable for a first solo traveller. In two cases, however, they are also ideal for very experienced solos travellers. Destinations such as Cambodian ship villages are not easy to reach. Secondly, they work well in places where security is a problem.
Here are the main advantages of these rivers and small boats for solo travellers:
Gives you alone time, but a group for excursions and meals.
Maybe priced competitively compared to a fragmented approach
Make unpacking one task at a time
Works well with land packs.
Often price packages are low, including flights.
- Choose your accommodation and Make day excursions
Here are the main advantages of this independent approach:
This gives you the opportunity to choose your own interests and your style of travel.
It offers more opportunities for interaction with local residents.
Get an “off-day” when you need it.
Works with different budgets.
- Combine the two above approaches
This combined approach puts you in the driver’s seat and:
You can establish your own course while you choose freely
It gives you a group of part-time travel companions, but also time alone
Allows you to follow a budget that suits you
- Register in advance for a class abroad
This is now very popular for cooking classes in France and Italy. However, foreign language courses have been attracting students to short or full summer programs for decades. There are also options for photography, skiing and diving.
Here are the main benefits of this approach.
It gives you a finite group.
It gives you a local contact to know what you should not miss on the tourist route.
Possible Contact and connect with classmates for meals or visits.
Results by providing local contacts in case of emergency.
- Join a group of volunteers or exchange program
It is the best way to learn about the daily life of another country and participate in community activities.
The benefits are infinite. They include:
Meeting the locals outside the typical tourist route.
Seeing distant and often more unusual spots
Volunteer for communities experiencing natural disasters or other hardships.
If you are starting the solo trip, review each of these options. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can travel and find new friends from all over the world to make you feel like you’re solo to more!