Never has there been an era in modern tourism where solo travel has been more popular. Right now, more people than ever before from all backgrounds and all walks of life are setting out on their own for the trips and adventures of a lifetime and coming home refreshed from the experience. What’s more, contrary to popular belief, it is not only those who are single in the romantic sense that are taking such trips. According to the experts at Singlesport, it’s also entirely common and something of a new norm for even happily married couples to take separate vacations in order to indulge their own interests and passions.
Unsurprisingly, therefore, the market for singles trips is growing like never before with a thousand and one different options on the cards for those looking to head out solo. Of course anyone’s first trip alone can be a somewhat daunting experience in many ways – especially if heading to a new place for the first time. So for newcomers to solo travel in mind, what follows is a brief introduction to just a few key tips for getting the most from any singles holiday or solo trip:
1 – Specialist Travel Services
First and foremost, in order to get the very best out of your trip in every way it is highly recommended that bookings be made through a specialist solo travel service. This is important for two reasons – the first of which being that they can offer the very best advice on this kind of travel, over and above all other agents. Secondly, solo travel specialists generally tend to be the best places to head for both the lowest prices and in some cases exclusive deals and packages to boot. So before heading straight for any given airline and making your booking, take a look at what the specialists have to offer.
2 – Know What You Want
In order to ensure you get exactly what you want from your trip, you need to first establish what it is that you want. This will have a huge bearing not only on the trip you should be looking at booking, but also your expectations and ‘activities’ when you get there. If, for example, you’re hoping for the most romantic week of your life, you’ll probably need to set your sights on something a little different than a trip geared toward intensive adventure and exploration. This is again where the advice and experience of the specialist booking service can be of huge help as if you basically create a list of what you want, they can then set about making it happen.
3 – Cut Connections…Temporarily
According to the experts, one of the biggest mistakes anyone can make when taking a solo trip of any kind is that of keeping far too connected with the ‘real’ world back home. These days, so many folk are more bothered with constantly updating their Facebook status and creating amusing Tweets than they are with living their lives. When travelling, the more time you spend hooked to the screen of your smartphone and remaining connected to those at home, the less time you’ll have to immerse yourself in your trip. You’ll of course want to keep in touch with those you care about, but at least give yourself some screen-free time to revel in what’s going on around you.
4 – Learn How to Say ‘Yes’
One of the best things of all about singles trips is the way in which you’re 100% guaranteed to be roped into all manner of different experiences and activities courtesy of those around you. Of course, there’s nothing to say you have to get involved, but chances are, the more times you say yes, the better your trip on the whole will be. It’s a unique opportunity to throw caution to the wind and not have to think about anyone else, so be sure to take any great opportunities that come your way.
5 – Give Yourself Some Downtime
Last but not least, when you’re away on your own there’s nothing that says you have to do anything at all at any time of day or night. This is a unique opportunity to revel in some serious downtime, which means that of you get the urge to just lounge around in your room and not even get dressed for 24 hours, do it! These are the only kinds of trips you’ll ever take that are all about you, so make sure you lap up every opportunity for some all-important ‘me’ time.