Trips for singles and solo travellers are becoming more common. Tour operators around the globe are recognizing the increasing demand for travel options for singles. More people want to travel alone, and there are now more options available than ever.
Naturally, your first solo trip will probably be the most intimidating, but once you get the hang of travelling alone, you are surely to find it exciting and rewarding.
“A good kind of trip to take if you’re traveling alone is one that offers lots of activities and chances to meet people but also lets you be alone and have unstructured time if you want it,” says author Lea Lane in Forbes. She adds that “most people can get intimidated traveling by themselves, but it can be very freeing because you have the ultimate choice in what you get to do.”
Whether you want to take a trip solo or with a group of your single friends, you have just as many great travel opportunities as any other traveller. Here are some of the best trip options for singles:
All-inclusive resorts are always a good vacation option. An increasing number resorts are hosting singles weeks and are catering packages for solo travellers.
Yoga and meditation retreats
Many people choose to travel solo to get away and decompress. One way many singles do this is by attending yoga or meditation retreats. They are held all over the world, and they give you the chance to completely shut off from everyday life and recharge.
Backpacking has always been a popular travel option for single people. Everyone seems to know someone who has backpacked across Europe or the Australian outback. It’s a great way to experience a new culture, meet new people and have a memorable travel experience.
Singles weekends and getaways
If you are not ready to commit to a full week of solo travel, consider booking a singles weekend or getaway. There are countless singles-themed events and tours all over Canada and the US. Booking a singles weekend is the perfect option to see whether you might like travelling alone and are interested in planning another singles vacation.
Adventure tour operators continue to provide more tour options for single travellers. Whether you are into skydiving, water sports or want to experience a jungle adventure, there is tour awaiting you.
If you enjoy nightlife and the bright lights of a big city, a trip to a big city may be the type of solo travel for you. You can spend your time seeing popular tourist attractions and checking out the best places to eat. In Canada, cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are great options.
According to Travel and Leisure, the top five best US cities for singles are Miami, Houston, New Orleans, Austin and Atlanta.
Singles cruises are another popular trip option that has been around for years. These cruises cater specifically to single people, offer networking and social events, and give you the chance to meet new people from around the world.
The importance of travel insurance for singles
Travel insurance is much more important if you’re travelling alone. You don’t have other people to rely on and help you if you have travel issues. Travel insurance is that helping hand you need if you require emergency medical attention, have an accident or need travel assistance when you are away from home. Make sure you include travel insurance as part of your trip planning.