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Flying Solo? Tips For Making That Holiday Worthwhile

Hey Cats,

Travelling as a singleton is nothing unusual these days, and certainly isn’t something to be ashamed of. We see more and more people take time off from their studies or career breaks to go travelling for months at a time, but yet travelling on your own for just a short holiday isn’t done as often as it perhaps should be. Maybe people are worried about what others think, which is definitely not a reason to listen to. Perhaps some people are concerned about what they would do once they arrive, after all, a holiday is different from travelling. You are staying in the one location and supposedly relaxing and enjoying the surroundings, rather than heading off to different places all the time. Which is why I thought it was about time to share with you some of the tips that could help a solo trip be far more worthwhile.

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Consider the location

The location you choose to travel to is important when travelling alone. You need to consider what you want to do and where you want to go. Think about the accommodation. You may find that it is better to be in a hotel environment rather than completely alone in an apartment or villa. Of course, that all depends on you. But it could be easier to be surrounded by people so that you have that familiar interaction, even if it is when ordering a drink at the hotel bar. This also could give you the chance to escape your own thoughts for a while, and people watch, or simply enjoy the views.

Plan ahead

Planning is key for a trip alone to ensure that you fill the time you do have. It might also be worth letting friends and family know any itinerary plans you might have, it is always better to be safe than sorry. This is your chance to enjoy trips and excursions that perhaps friends or partners may not have enjoyed.

Book as part of a group

If you are a little unsure about going solo completely, you could consider travelling as part of a group of fellow singletons. A little research online with identify travel groups for singles and provide you with an opportunity to not only travel alone but a chance to meet someone new and make a few new friends in the process. This option could give you the best of both worlds.

Don’t let your emotions and feelings take over

It can be hard to not let your feelings and emotions take over. Feeling alone can make you feel down at times. Even if it was your choice to make. Try and ensure that you stay calm and collected and remind yourself as to why you decided to travel solo in the first place. Enjoy getting to know yourself and being comfortable in your own skin.

Be friendly

Finally, be friendly and smile to other holidaymakers in the place you are staying. Chat to staff or people next to you on the sunbeds. Just because you have travelled alone, it doesn't mean you don’t want a friendly conversation at some point. Again this could provide a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and meet new and interesting people.


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