Sometimes travelling alone can be a daunting thought. But don’t let that put you off!
Solo travel has many advantages.
It’s easy to design your trip when you don’t have anyone else’s interests to consider. You get to go where ever you want to, and do whatever it is that you want to do. You make all the choices!
You are also more likely to meet new people as a solo traveller – both locals and fellow travelers. That means more genuine experiences with people of diverse backgrounds.
Solo travel will test your limits and you’ll discover new abilities helping you to develop more as a person. You will also gain a new sense of confidence and empowerment.
Traditionally, solo travelers in hotels, on tours or on cruise ships have had to pay a single supplement. That’s anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of the rate that two people would pay.
Travel companies have started to notice the growth in solo travel. They’re responding with offerings to attract travelers on their own. Many tour companies and cruise lines waive or reduce the single supplements for select journeys. Some also offer roommate programs, where they’ll match up solo travellers of the same gender and some cruise lines are now even offering solo cabins.
Options for Solo Travellers
If you don’t have a travelling partner there are many different options for solo travel and destinations for you to discover, both within Australia and around the globe.
Here’s some of our favourites to share with you where you’ll find plenty of other solo travellers, where you’ll be made to feel comfortable and will be well looked after.