Summer is a great time to get outdoors and explore. But what if you don’t have a travel partner? A weekend excursion or an extended adventure alone is better than you may think and offers many benefits.
I’ve travelled to many amazing places by myself—New Zealand, Croatia, Mexico, Peru, and Australia—and I wouldn’t have done it any other way! There are two main ways to go about your adventure: An organized group trip or fly completely solo (or a combination of the two). Today’s post will provide an overview of each approach.
THE ORGANIZED TRIP
The “organized trip” isn’t what it used to be (getting bused from site to site, getting out only to snap a few photos). There are now tours organized by activity, destination, timeframe, and even gender and age, among others. One of the main advantages of a group trip is that all of the organization is taken care of for you and you often get to experience places and accommodations that are off the beaten path and typically not available for the general traveler. And if you pick the right trip, you’ll end up with like-minded people and most likely, lifelong friends. [Continue Reading]