How to Make the Most of Your Solo Holiday Adventures
The thought of setting off on a holiday alone might make you feel nervous, but in fact there’s a lot to be said for solo travel. Embarking on adventures by yourself means you can forget having to make compromises on destinations and activities, and there’s no risk that your vacation will be spoiled by squabbles either. If you want to make the very most of these trips though, it’s important to ensure you’re clued up. With this in mind, here are a few tips to bear in mind when you’re planning your vacations.
Meet like-minded people
Some people enjoy a little seclusion when they’re away from home, but if you prefer to be sociable, it’s possible to book trips where you’ll get to meet plenty of likeminded people. For something a little chic or active and like to stay out late, you can check out the Thomson Scene trips available to destinations like Cyprus. Alternatively, why not take a special tour? The world is your oyster when you’re travelling solo. You could take a trek in the Alps or explore history in Turkey. You could look for a trip that reflects your hobbies. Perhaps an art, music or cookery-themed vacation would suit you perfectly.
Take a camera
Wherever you go, make sure you take a camera. Snapping images on your travels will help to give your days more structure and it can open your eyes to details you’d otherwise miss. You’ll also be able to share your images with friends and family over the web or in person when you get back.
Choose sociable spots for meals
Mealtimes can feel a little lonely when you’re on a solo holiday, especially if you’re not part of a tour group. However, there are ways to make your dining experiences more sociable. Look out for friendly and lively restaurants with bars. There tend to be more people to chat to in these eateries than there are in quieter or more formal places. Check out restaurants, too, with communal tables, and go back to the same places a few times so that you get to know the staff.
These holidays can give you the perfect chance to relax and unwind, but it’s important to take safety seriously while you’re on your trips. Plan each stage of your journey carefully, including your connections, and book your accommodation in advance. Also, stick to public places, especially after sunset. Keep your cash and documents securely hidden too, and make sure people know your travel plans.