Going It Alone – Solo Travel Can Be Great

Whether you are by yourself these days or if your partner isn’t interested in traveling, don’t put off a vacation.

Now is the time to treat yourself to a great time by traveling as part of a group or on your own.  Book a trip based on a personal interest – bike riding, hiking, dining, etc.  There are companies that can arrange excursions for you that focus on one (or a combination!) of these activities. For example, chef-owned and run Italia Outdoors Food and Wine organizes trips to Italy for groups of eight that include cycling (for all levels of expertise), wine tastings, cooking classes and group dinners so singles are part of the experience.  Check it out at http://www.ItaliaOutdoorsFoodAndWine.com.

If you are looking to “connect” with someone, the biking tour company Backroads has singles tours (no couples) in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.  Cost for a six-day trip with single occupancy through France’s Loire Valley is $3,998.  Contact them at www.Backroads.com.

There are photography tours to fascinating destinations like Nepal and there are music-lover tours in such culture-rich destinations as Tuscany.

And to make it even more attractive to travel as a solo, many companies are waiving single supplement fees or reducing them.  Check out Abercrombie & Kent for first-class travel or Tauck.  Both firms are making it easier on your wallet to travel on your own, so do it!


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