In 2024, I celebrate two decades since embarking on my transformative travel adventure—a globetrotting escapade through Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Hawaii. This journey, a culmination of dreams and aspirations, was fuelled by a year of diligent saving while others around me invested in cars, climbed the property ladder, or embraced lavish lifestyles. Rooted in a hunger for adventure and a desire to break free from the ordinary, this experience marked a pivotal chapter in my life.
As I reflect on that time, I recall a version of myself unencumbered by fear and open to embracing every new experience. In contrast to the present age of overwhelming media exposure and constant bombardment with alarming global realities, my younger self’s naivety served as a catalyst for profound personal growth.
Amidst the tapestry of ‘normal life,’ I found freedom. The journey allowed me to encounter inspiring individuals, expand my perspectives, and discover a profound sense of acceptance absent in my daily routine. Gratitude fills me as I reminisce about living without constraints, seizing every opportunity, and immersing myself in diverse landscapes and cultures.
In those earlier years, devoid of guided tours and solo travel communities, I navigated the world armed only with a map, dined alone for weeks, and relied on guidebooks for itineraries. Yet, this immersive experience paid dividends beyond my imagination, teaching me that sometimes losing oneself is the key to self-discovery.
In today’s landscape, witnessing solo travellers embark on uncharted territories and challenge the status quo is nothing short of liberating. With Solos, a platform that empowers solo adventurers, individuals are equipped to take that initial step into this thrilling way of life. Beyond the first trip, it becomes the commencement of a transformative journey—a realisation that fellow kindred spirits exist, that exploring the world is achievable, and, most importantly, that they can do it. Guests overcome self-doubt, anxieties, and guilt, to relish the trip of a lifetime, creating unforgettable memories with like-minded individuals who share their desire for travel.
“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”
“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”
“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”
“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”