Not So Solo Travel

April 3, 2012

Sometimes the best way to get relaxed and release stress is to get away from it all. And with all the amazing sights around the world, there are many places to go and relax. But travelling alone can be dangerous in the world that we live in today. What are you to do when you cannot find a travel companion? Travel groups have a stigma of including pasty-faced tourists with large cameras hanging around their necks. But the travel packages today have evolved into cool groups of people that have interests in common.

Pairing the Right People

Travel companies have found the demand to create packages that best suit the needs of the individual. That is why they have started creating adventure itineraries based on the activities that are unique and uncommon compared with traditional bus tours. This means that if you want to go on a vacation and dig up fossils, it’s a simple Google search away! A company out there (probably a handful) will design a travel package that takes you and a group of other people to an archeological dig.

Find the Perfect Roommate

There is nothing worse than having to bunk with someone that you have nothing in common with. The awkward silences and disagreements can make a long trip unbearable. Travel clubs have come up with a solution to this problem. They now pair people with a roommate who will be compatible. This means that the people who share a room can have common interests & living habits. Often they form bonds and friendships and may even plan trips with one another in the future. Instead of being stuck with someone that you do not like, you may make a friend for life.

Custom Itineraries

One of the hardest parts of travel is deciding what to do. There are so many interesting things to see at each location that it’s sometimes hard to choose from all the fun activities. But taking a vacation with a group will eliminate this problem all together. The travel organization takes the time to create an itinerary for the duration of your stay. This means that all the stress of planning a trip is gone. All you need to do is check the schedule for the day and have a great time!

Traveling solo used to be a lonely experience for people who like to see the world. They would have to see amazing sights alone and endure the stress of planning the vacation (of course this can be fun too but it always comes with baggage (no pun intended!). This is no longer the case. Gone are the days of group tours that only offer cookie cutter bus tours and suck the culture and adventure from the most exciting countries. Travel clubs have made it possible to fly around the world with a small group that has similar interests. This may be the most exciting way to travel the globe. Check it out!

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4 Responses to Not So Solo Travel

  1. Natalia on April 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    The most cost efficient would be to book it yorsleuf (or with the help of an agent for some things), but in that case you would be responsible for deciding your own itinerary and finding out details about the places you are going. Contiki can make it easy and fun with other people around your age range, but it is not going to be the most cost-effective. So it comes down to saving money, or having guided tours with a group of possibly similar-minded people. Was this answer helpful?

  2. ritesh bariya on June 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

    Good tips for travelers who don’t want to go it solo!

  3. Brock - Backpack With Brock on May 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Good tips for travelers who don’t want to go it solo!

  4. Bret @ Green Global Travel on May 2, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    We always used to avoid group travel whenever possible. But in the last year we’ve gone on small group packaged tours to the Galapagos Islands, Yellowstone National Park and the Peruvian Amazon, and we’ve loved every one. Sure, you occasionally meet someone you don’t especially like, and there may be times when you’d prefer to do your own thing. But choosing a respected tour operator whose ideals align with your own can often lead to a better trip than you might have been able to have independently.

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