Why holidays make us happy

Heading off on a solo adventure might be good for your overall well-being

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What are the benefits of holidays?

March 20 is the UN International Day of Happiness, which was formed by the United Nations in 2012 to help us realise the importance of happiness in our lives. So, how does that relate to holidays? Studies by neuroscientists reveal that when we travel, we rewire our brains and so become more open to the new experience that this brings. Travel gives us the opportunity to taste and try new things, from food to activities, in a whole new setting. We also meet new people as we share amazing experiences. This heady mix creates good memories we store away once home to keep us going until the next trip.

 

 

 

How about solo travel?

Go on, admit it, how often do you do what you want to do, exactly when you want to do it? Booking a solo trip means not having to factor in family or friends’ dates or tastes in holidays. In short, you book a holiday on your terms – when, where and how you want it. On a solo trip, you’re more likely to bond with members of your group and spend time chatting with the locals.

At the end of the day, it’s your holiday, so spend it how you want. Be active on a golf or sailing holiday, or in spectacular mountain scenery, or keep your nose in a good book on a dreamy sun-drenched beach. Our friendly Solos team will help you plan and make light work of the logistics.

 

 

What type of solo trip should I book?

Think about what you’d like to see or do more of. Does a week of guided walks and hikes among the rich green scenery of the Peak District or the rugged peaks of Corfu whet your appetite? You’ll be accompanied by a Solos Tour Leader on one of our expert-created walking guides. Or does the idea of urban adventures in cities such as Rome and Budapest exploring cool districts and sampling delicious street food or craft beers float your boat? Culture vultures are well catered for too, from poignant monuments to world-class galleries and museums. You’ll get an in-depth feel for each destination on a Solos city break.

Go on, take a look at the wide variety of Solos Holidays trips and book your slice of happiness today.

 

 

 

Why Solos Holidays?

Our range of Solos Holidays is designed with individuals in mind, and we take care to create stress-free, small-group trips for like-minded travellers. We are all different. While some of us are nervous about meeting new people, others embrace it with open arms. Whatever your personality, you can rest assured that we’ll take care of every detail of your solo holiday. With 40 years of experience, we’ve learned a thing or two, which is reflected in our hand-crafted trips for independent travellers. You’ll love the combined support of a friendly group and our dedicated holiday Tour Leaders.

 

 

Have you decided which holiday you’ll book yet? See more of the world as part of a friendly small-group tour when you explore with us!

 

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