Summer is literally just around the corner, in fact it’s tomorrow! With that in mind it’s time for a lot of people to start thinking of their summer holidays. However, not everyone can travel with family or friends, and a solo trip is their only option. Many people are put off by the thought of going it alone when it comes to holidays, so we decided to chat solo travel over on our #HolidayChat on Twitter to help put those concerns to bed!
If you’ve ever wanted to travel solo but had doubts, then grab a cup of coffee and settle in to read all about why it’s a great adventure to embark on…
Yes....every time! Can’t actually remember the last time I went away with someone? Maybe when I was...18?! If I waited for someone to go with I’d never go anywhere! Last place was Egypt! Next stop Alaska!— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) June 19, 2019
a1. I've done a lot of solo travel, I love it! I've been to Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, Belize, Costa Rica, Canada, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and next week I'm off to Germany and back to Bosnia again! #holidaychat— Between England & Iowa (@englandandiowa) June 19, 2019
A1) Yes to: Milan, Dubai, Venice, Verona, Pisa, Florence, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Hong Kong! All incredible in their own ways #HolidayChat— Char (@char_x0) June 19, 2019
A1. My first solo adventure was a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia! It was incredible and life changing!— Sage Fitzpatrick (@FitzpatrickSage) June 19, 2019
All my friends are married, In long term relationships, have babies or saving for a mortgage...if I waited for them...I’d never go away! Go away alone or stay in the uk alone and single...solo travel wins every time! #HolidayChat— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) June 19, 2019
#HolidayChat I think it's confidence for me holding be back I could do a UK break on my own, but going on a plane abroad scares me That and if I left my husband he'd probably get extremely jealous— Claire Mac (@__ClaireMac) June 19, 2019
A2 it makes you grow as a person as there’s nobody to help you / bail you out and the freedom of seeing somewhere on your terms, with nobody else to consider is amazing! #HolidayChat— Melis Living (@melisliving) June 19, 2019
A2 Traveling solo really challenges you but it is great to set your own schedule and agenda and be purely selfish on how you experience the destination that you are visiting! #HolidayChat— Michael (@swimforce01) June 19, 2019
A2: I love solo travel because it is super liberating... and it allows you to learn a lot about yourself. You rely on yourself, your own savvy, your own company - if you want to know what that's like - try travelling solo! #HolidayChat— HH Lifestyle Travel (@HHLifestyleTrav) June 19, 2019
#HolidayChat I've not solo traveled before, but I'd definitely choose somewhere with a city break vibe rather than beach holiday - I like adventures and activities Actually picking somewhere would be quite dificult though— Claire Mac (@__ClaireMac) June 19, 2019
A3: I like the fact I can do what I please when I please... I can spend 4 hours in the Italian Renaissance section of the Louvre, and there isn't someone huffing cos I'm taking so long! LOL Speaking of which, Paris is a fabulous solo travel destination! #HolidayChat #Paris pic.twitter.com/jqAUYn5yTM— HH Lifestyle Travel (@HHLifestyleTrav) June 19, 2019
A3: getting up whenever I want and going to bed whenever I want— Han (@HanMeetsWorld) June 19, 2019
Favourite places have to be Budapest and Copenhagen to explore solo #holidaychat
A3) - Being on your own schedule— Char (@char_x0) June 19, 2019
- Eating as much as you want
- Doing as much or as little as you want
- Not having to speak to anyone
Destinations: Italy, Hong Kong, Copenhagen#HolidayChat
Eating where and when I want— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) June 19, 2019
Going where and when I want
Doing whatever I want
Destinations...everywhere! The world is MY oyster! #HolidayChat
Be adventurous with your choices, don't be afraid to ask for recommendations and let people know your plans! #HolidayChat— Michael (@swimforce01) June 19, 2019
A4 Split your bank cards & don’t carry all valuables on you (see @wandering_quinn ‘s great blog post on keeping money safe when travelling)— Melis Living (@melisliving) June 19, 2019
Get out of your comfort zone- speak to locals try a restaurant without an English menu!
Try not to be on your phone constantly! #HolidayChat
A4) Book the flights— Char (@char_x0) June 19, 2019
Check in with friends and fam to let them know you're alive
Ask someone with a decent camera to take photos of you (they're likely to know what they're doing)#holidaychat
For the first time?— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) June 19, 2019
1/ pick a place you REALLY WANT TO GO TO?! The dream location!
2/ if you’re scared of going alone alone first time then maybe do a group tour before going solo travelling
3/ plan your trip and fill it with things you’ll look forward to! #HolidayChat
A4:— Han (@HanMeetsWorld) June 19, 2019
1. It’s a fun adventure worth trying at least once!
2. Remember chargers, something to do on the plane and your passport.
3. Have fun! #HolidayChat
Join us on Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 8pm over on Twitter for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Drop us a tweet - @icelollyholiday!