Holidaying Solo

Introduction: What is Holidaying Solo & Its Benefits

Holidaying solo is a great way to take some time out for yourself and explore the world. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people, challenge yourself and discover new cultures. By travelling solo, you can enjoy your own company and learn more about who you are and what you want in life. A holiday without arguing about what to do and pleasing other people, can be life changing.

The benefits of holidaying solo are numerous. You can make decisions on your own terms, without having to worry about compromising the desires of others. You can also push yourself out of your comfort zone and explore places that you may have never considered before. Additionally, it gives you the freedom to do whatever activities you want without having to worry about what others think or feel.

There is no waiting for other people to decide to book – you can decide to go. Book. Go.

How to Prepare Yourself for a Solo Trip?

Going on a solo trip can be a great way to explore the world and find yourself. But it is important to prepare yourself for such an adventure. Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your solo trip and ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.

First, plan ahead of time and make sure you have everything you need for your trip – from tickets and accommodations to food, clothing, and other essentials. You should also research the area where you’ll be travelling so that you know what to expect when you get there.

Second, make sure to stay safe while on your journey by learning about local laws and customs as well as any safety concerns in the area. It is also important to keep in touch with family or friends back home so they know where you are at all times.

Finally, take time during your solo trip to reflect on yourself and how far you’ve come since embarking on this journey. This will help give some perspective on the

Solo Travel Companies

It is not entirely necessary to book with a solo specialist – but there are some advantages to doing so. Solo travel specialists can often negotiate better rates for single travellers.You are also MUCH more likely to encounter other solo travellers whilst you’re away – making socialising easier.

There are several companies that specialise in solo holidays such as:

Solo Holidays

Saga (solo over 50s)


Booking with a solo holiday specialist will give you peace of mind that they understand what you need from your holiday. Their hotel selection will be geared towards solo travel and you may feel less alone.

Single supplements – how to avoid them

The peril of anyone travelling alone is the pesky single supplements. It can often be the case at many hotels that the room rate is no cheaper for single travellers – so you are paying for 2 people.

Single supplements are fees that are charged to solo travellers when booking a hotel. These fees can be quite expensive and can make it difficult for single travellers to afford a trip. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can avoid paying these single supplements. 

The easiest way to avoid single supplements is to look for hotels that specifically have single rooms. Whilst these may be smaller in size – you can still use the rest of the hotel facilities so its worth making the saving.

When searching you may find that some rooms are listed as “Double for single occupancy” or “standard room for single occupant” – these are not single rooms but are the hotel specifically giving you a discount for being solo. is especially good for this.

Learn a new skill abroad – feel less alone

If the thought of heading off alone for a week scares you – you are likely a social person who likes a lot of interaction. A good way of taking some time off work, heading abroad – but not being alone, is to go on a course abroad to learn a new skill.

With these courses abroad you will still have plenty of time to “holiday” and have free time. But it will give your solo break away some focus and give you the opportunity to meet lots of new people.

Some popular ways of holidaying solo abroad and learning a new skill include:

Learn Spanish in Malaga

Learn Muay Thai in Bangkok

Learn about volunteering in Cambodia

Learn Thai Massage in Chiang Mai

Learn to cook in italy

Join a tour solo and meet new people

The thought of joining 20 people you don’t know to tour a country may daunt you – but nearly everyone who tries this experience repeats it!

The benefit of a tour means you don’t have to worry about where to stay and what to see – it is literally all planned for you. 

Everyone on a tour is a solo adventurous free spirit, and out of the bunch of people you are bound to find a person that is like minded to enjoy the trip with.

Some of the best companies for solo travellers on tours are.




Travelling Alone Can Help You Connect with Yourself and Others Better

Travelling alone has been gaining popularity in recent years and for good reason. It can provide a much-needed mental health break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Travelling alone allows you to take a step back, relax and enjoy your own company without any distractions. 

It also gives you the opportunity to explore new places, meet new people and gain a whole new perspective on life. Taking a solo trip can help boost your confidence, increase creativity and reduce stress levels. It is an ideal way to take some time out for yourself and focus on your mental wellbeing.

How to Maximise Your Enjoyment When Holidaying Alone

  • Give yourself the opportunity to not give a F**k – whilst at home you may never thing about dining alone – when holidaying solo embrace the opportunity to eat where the hell you want, when you want – and not have to worry about splitting the bill
  • Don’t feel the need to be constantly social – if you want to spend the day alone on the beach reading and not speaking a word to a soul – do it!
  • Remember most people are not thinking about you or you holidaying solo – they are enjoying themselves and their holiday. 
  • Take the opportunity to meet more locals – usually when you travel with friends the locals are outsiders – make them your insiders!
  • Only say yes to things you actually want to do! It can be easy to try and please strangers when you are out there travelling alone – but when you get home you will probably never see them again. Make this trip all about you!

Safety Tips for Travelling Alone that Every Person Should Follow

Travelling alone can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. While it is a great opportunity to explore new places, it also comes with its own set of risks. To make sure that you stay safe while travelling alone, there are certain safety tips that every person should follow. From researching your destination in advance to staying connected with friends and family, these tips will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey.

  • Share Your Travel Plans With Trusted Family or Friends and Stay Connected. …you don’t have to pretend your friends back home don’t exist – they want you to be safe
  • Make an Emergency Plan. …always have a get out clause for any suggestions you don’t feel comfortable with  – such as: sorry I have an early planned trip I have paid for tomorrow.
  • Secure Your Valuables – seems common sense but its easy to get trusting when away alone – get your passport and valuables in the safe
  • Avoid Reckless Behaviors and Use Common Sense: if that person trying to flirt with you is usually out of your league at home – they are likely up to no good.
  • Do Your Safety Research and Choose Wisely – book tours with reputable tour guides
  • Get Travel Insurance.

Conclusion: Make the Most out of Your holidaying solo trip

Travelling solo is a wonderful experience that everyone should do (several time) in their life. Of course it is very different to travelling with mates and extra precautions should be taken.

The main thing is to get out of your holidaying solo trip the exact thing you want to. Whether that be to learn about yourself or to escape the perils of home – just make every decision whilst away about your own personal enjoyment!