Taking a holiday by yourself can be a daunting prospect. But more than ever, people are getting tired of waiting around for other people and are deciding that they don’t want to miss out on going where they want, just because their friends can’t find the time to do the same. From once in a lifetime expeditions to some quality time alone, a solo trip can be a great idea.
One of the best things about holidaying solo is that you can do exactly what you want. You can move at your own pace and stop to take as many or as few pictures as you would like. Solo travelling can provide a great opportunity to meet up with other, like minded people so be sure to research what types of people you will find in certain places. For example, the people you will find taking a solo vacation in the summer months on a Greek island will be very different to the types of people you would come across on an expedition around the Galapagos islands.
If meeting people is high on your to do list when it comes to travelling, then singles cruise holidays around the world are a great way to do just that. Providing a safe and secure environment to meet new people whilst being on a journey around the world, with a cruise, you are in a new destination on a pretty much daily basis, ready to explore with your new friends. Be sure to check out a cruise provider such as ROL, which specialises in singles cruises, to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.
Before you book your solo trip, be sure to have adequate funds for everything you will require on your journey. Whether you are taking a few days away from the daily grind or setting yourself up for a good few months of trekking around New Zealand, it’s a good idea to have an emergency fund ‘just-in-case’ to cover those unforeseen expenses.
When you arrive in your new surroundings, take a few hours to get acquainted with where you are. Take in everything around you, especially around your accommodation. One of the biggest advantages of travelling solo is that you have nobody to distract you and you’ll be able to absorb as much of the atmosphere as possible. You will undoubtedly learn a lot and it can help you to feel more at home.
Taking in the local culture scene may also help you to make new friends. Even if that is not the main objective of your trip, when a friendly local sees a fresh new face sitting in their local cafe, they may be inclined to come and say hello and this is something you should try to encourage. Don’t be that person that is always scrolling through pointless pages on their phone or worrying about work emails. You are on a holiday. Put the phone down, close the laptop and start up a conversation with everyone that you meet.