Although many of our holiday plans for this year have been temporarily put on hold, travelling alone can be a safe and fulfilling way to see the world. Read on to find out how solo travel can enrich your life!

1) You'll learn more about yourself

Whatever your age or background, there is always something more to learn about yourself.

There is nothing like a spot of solo travel to help you on your journey of self-discovery. 'Finding yourself' is a cliché often associated with travelling alone, and while it may not lead to a "Eureka!" moment of self-realisation, solo travel can certainly help you discover new passions, hobbies and skills.

Always wanted to try skiing or a walk & treks holiday but never had a person to go with? Then going on a Solos Holiday is a great opportunity to try out new hobbies and interests.

Solo traveller on a walks & treks tour 

2) You'll make friends easier

Travelling with a group of friends or family generally means you are less likely to venture out of your close-knit circle to meet new potential friends or travel buddies.

When you are on your own, making friends with fellow travellers - single or not - will happen so naturally you will not even need to think about it! Friendships are often formed through shared commonalities: if you are travelling with a group of first-time solo travellers, you already have something in common!

Group of solo travellers on a walking holiday 

3) You'll feel more confident and independent

Travelling solo can be a scary prospect. What if something happens - who will you turn to for help and support? Will you be vulnerable on your own?

Choosing to travel solo, but with a group of other independent travellers, is the answer to your concerns. Not only will you combat your nerves, but you will realise - in a safe environment - that travelling without a friend, partner or family member is not so scary after all.  You can rest assured that we are working closely with our overseas partners to provide a safe environment for you to travel in once the global travel restrictions have been eased. Plus, you will join a community of solo travellers who are all in the same boat, and you will return home feeling all the better for it!

Group of solo travellers enjoying a meal 

4) You're free to do what you want

One of the best things about travelling independently is that you are not tied to the wants and needs of the people you usually travel with.

Does your partner like to spend holidays lounging by the beach, while you prefer to get out and explore? Travelling alone eradicates these conflicts of interest and grants you ultimate freedom to do exactly what you want, and nothing else. There is no feeling quite like it!

 Solo traveller taking a photgraph of the scenery

5) You'll become part of a friendly travel community

With Solos, travelling solo invites you into a friendly travel community where you can share your experiences with fellow like-minded single travellers.

From the very first moment you meet your Tour Leader at the airport or your hotel, to your final wave goodbye to your new-found friends, a Solos holiday creates a warm, welcoming environment where you’ll immediately feel comfortable and at home.

Group of friendly solo travellers waving at the camera

Whether you are a seasoned Solos Holidays traveller or thinking about your first time travelling alone, our friendly forum is a great way to meet and share your passion for travel with like-minded people!


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