August 24, 2022

3 Benefits of Traveling Solo and Vacationing Alone

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Whether you’re single or your partner doesn’t share the passion for travel and adventure that you do, vacationing by yourself gets a serious bad rep.

While it’s great to share experiences with a spouse, family member, or friend, there are real perks to going off to a new place on your own.

Centers Health Care has a look at three benefits of becoming the solo traveler and vacationing alone.

  1. Cost Savings (If You Look for Them)

Obviously, airfare, food, and admission for one will be a lot cheaper than for two or more, but there are times where you have to go hunting for a deal. If you’re taking a cruise, for instance, solo travelers can be charged extra because staterooms are sold on double occupancy. But some cruise lines allow you to avoid this “single supplement,” or if you book closer to the date of departure, there may be deals that offset the extra surcharge.

  1. Social Benefits

While you might be traveling alone, you don’t have to be alone if you don’t want to. It’s easy to spot other solo travelers in tourist-type locations, and if you’re a social butterfly, strike up a chat with them. You are also more likely to find people with similar interests at tourist destinations and attractions that interest you.

  1. The Up Side of Solitude

If you’re looking to just escape and get away from it all, a solo trip will accomplish that. If you’re used to busy vacation itineraries where you’re catering to the wants and needs of an entire family, you might just want to do what you want to do and not have to answer to anyone else. It’s also a good opportunity to do things that you might enjoy doing (hiking, skiing, etc.) but your partner or family doesn’t share with you.

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