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Going Solo? Try a Singles Adventure Holiday
The majority of package holidays and breaks appear to be aimed at families, couples and groups of friends. So what happens when you have a great holiday destination in mind and no one to visit it with? This is where holidaying solo comes in and, believe it or not, you won’t be alone for long.
Travelling solo is a fantastic way to visit the places you have always dreamed of going to but without the hassle of catering for friends or your partner. Of course, many people are not keen on the idea of being alone, but there are ways to meet other solo travellers when abroad.
Packages for Singles
Although it may seem that holidays are targeted at families, couples and groups, there are packages that cater specifically to singles. In fact, you can have some remarkable adventures with other solo holidaymakers too. Thailand is a great place to go and you can enjoy meeting the locals, visiting major tourist spots like Kanchanaburi and Sangklaburi and you can enjoy the beach in Koh Phangan. There are also opportunities to get involved in some volunteer work as well as going on some fantastic treks with your fellow solo holidaymakers.
If you enjoy adventure holidays, you could try a trek to the foot of Mount Everest. You and your fellow travellers can enjoy the great outdoors, keep active and meet new people who are also travelling solo.
How about a backpacking holiday across America? Backpacking always provides opportunities to meet interesting and diverse people. On a trip to North America you can experience the buzz of New York, the beautiful Grand Canyon in Arizona and the glamour of LA.
Advantages of Solo Holidays
Solo holidays are great for those who tend to enjoy doing their own thing. Although many package holidays for singles are pre-planned, there is always a holiday with activities you will enjoy. If you find yourself wandering off a lot when travelling with friends, or you just prefer to make your own plans, then holidaying alone may be a terrific option. If you find that your friends tend to enjoy lying by the pool in a hotel, but you like to see the sights and explore the culture of a country, you are free to do as you please. It is your holiday after all and you should be able to enjoy it in whatever way you see fit. There is also the added benefit of a discount in hotels that cater to singles.
Advantages of Being in a Group
Although these are solo holidays, they are part of a package in which a group of singles will travel together. Given that there are many activity and adventure holidays, being in a group has its advantages. For one, it is much safer and a lot of these adventures could not be undertaken by a traveller alone. So if you enjoy trekking up mountains and your friends do not, you have a group of other like-minded people who are willing to do it with you.
Travelling alone is great for meeting new people and making friends for life. You know that you can socialise together when you need the company, but you also know that you do not need to spend the whole holiday with them. This is great for those who prefer to plan their own trips but also enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Angela Dawson writes regularly on the subject of solo holidays. Her articles have contributed to a number of travel websites and blogs.