As an advocate of travel and experiencing new things, I feel that everyone should get out there and
give it a go. Explore the world! Learn about yourself and other cultures! I am a lone traveller, and
that works for me, but it’s certainly not for everyone. If you want to go and have a good time, you
need to do it in a way you feel comfortable with, so let’s talk about your options.
Go it alone
For me, its the only way to go. I love solo travel because I don’t have to depend on anyone. Every
decision I make is my own, I have all the freedom in the world. You could too. Think you’ll get
lonely? Think again. As a solo traveller you’re far more approachable and you’re going to make
tonnes of friends along the way! When you’re staying in hostels and travelling in public transport to
new destinations, you’re never really alone.
Something I hadn’t thought about on my first trip until I had to do it, was eating alone. The anxiety
around it soon wore off, and these days, I’ve mastered the art. Now I enjoy the freedom to eat what
I want, when I want and with who I want. What’s not to love? For me, the best part of solo travel is
the independence and ability to get lost on myself.
Maybe you’re still building the confidence to take a solo trip, you’d rather go with someone first, or
you have an inseparable other half who you just want to experience everything with! I meet loads
of people travelling in pairs, best friends, partners, even siblings, and it seems like a great way to
do it to be honest. When you share amazing experiences together, you form deeper bonds, and it’s
always nice to be able to look back on your time and reminisce with someone. Best of all, if
everything goes tits up, you always have someone to turn to.
But we’ve all heard that travelling as a couple can be make or break, haven’t we. Will you nicely
compliment each other and bond over shared experiences, or will your time together drive you
apart forever? Here are some tips for making the best of a shared trip.
The family way
Family trips are really kicking off as a trend lately, just check out the trends in this multigenerational
travel study. For those who don’t like leaving anyone behind, or for the older generation who may
feel they missed out on their travel years, getting the whole family together may be the perfect
idea. Not only do you get some serious quality time with your loved ones, you won’t miss anyone,
and all while packing in a little adventure! It may seem like a political and economic feet to get
everyone together, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.
If you can’t choose between going it alone and taking people with you, perhaps a group trip is what
you need. There are plenty of agencies offering different kinds of trips for different kinds of people.
When you sign up you’ll feel like you’re going on a big lone adventure, but when you finally get
there you’ll be thrown together with a group of like-minded people to do things you’re all interested
in. You’ll make friends, be able to mix through groups, and probably chose to have alone time, too,
all while you explore far away places. It’s the best of both worlds.
The world is out there waiting to be explored, how will you go about it?