- February 19th 2013
There aren’t any two people in this world who are exactly alike. Even if two people may share the same interests, one of them is bound to have different personality traits compared to the other. However, most people don’t really care about the little differences anymore. Chances are, if they are single, they will be wiling to meet other singles who at least have a few similar traits as them. So, if you are single and want to see much more of the world, then you are in luck. Finding somebody who feels the same way has never been easier, even when going on single holidays.
Most single people in today’s day and age have the inclination and the means to see much more of the world. Because of this, solo holidays have become a great way for single people to enjoy spending time with other single people. The good news is that there are a lot of single men, women, working professionals and students who love to visit exotic locales all over the world to meet other people just like you.
A lot of people who already have families also go on solo holidays to spend some time on their own and reconnect with themselves, though. They do this to forget their responsibilities for a while and travel to different places to feel free for a change.
Most solo travelers have been going to the UK lately in search for the ideal holiday destination. The reason why they go to the UK is to experience how different life is in the suburbs and to experience the distinct, unique and extraordinary charm that comes with it. If you are looking for the perfect place to unwind and relax right now, then the UK might be a great choice for you, too.
Whether you plan on going on a solo holidays on your own or plan on meeting somebody new on your next trip, it would be vital for you to make the necessary arrangements in terms of food, travel and accommodation to ensure that your holiday is full of fun and completely free of problems and headaches.
If you need help in this department, then you will be happy to hear that there are several travel companies out there nowadays that have taken traveling services to brand new heights by providing services that can give solo travelers more security and convenience overall. These services may include travel insurance policies that can provide single travelers the financial security that they need in case they lose any personal belongings on their trip or get into an accident while on holiday.
Getting help from travel companies comes with another great advantage. Through them, solo travelers can go on luxurious holidays to different places all over the world and enjoy the ultimate comfort that comes with them without shelling out too much money in the process. This is because these companies provide affordable solo holiday packages that are specially made for travelers to enjoy.
About the author:
Raivis Binde is founder and chief editor of SoloTurist. Mainly he writes tips for those people who do not want to travel alone. His blog can be found at http://blog.soloturist.com/
Tags: travel advice
- October 30th 2012
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many travelers may be trapped for days. Although I was not one of the unfortunate few, I have been stranded at an airport due to mechanical failures, weather, flight cancellations, and other excuses given by the airlines. I have complied a few activities that help me pass the time.
- Walk the concourses in alphabetical or numerical order. Then, during my walk I will play the alphabet game, similar to “I Spy.” For example, I spy an apple at a cafe along my walk.
- Go to a club. If you can afford it and your layover airport offers it, you may be able to take advantage of an Airport Club. Many have day passes with various offers. Some airlines also have day airline passes to their own clubs as well. It may be well worth the price to get away from the hub-bub of the airport. Amenities may include free Wi-Fi, drinks or snacks.
- People Watch - I love to people watch, and can easily spend an hour or more just enjoying humans interacting with other humans. I tend to make up stories about each one to entertain myself as I pass the time.
- Ride the Tram! Some of the larger airports have trams or trains that run between the terminals. This adds and extra layer to my people watching adventure in the previous hint. If I am bored enough to ride the tram through all the stops for a complete round trip, I can really spin some good tales in my head regarding the people I encounter on the train.
- Airport Museums and Art Exhibits – Many airports now have museums and/or several art displays throughout the airport property. From San Francisco to Atlanta to Heathrow, art galleries are quite popular. From masterpieces to works from up and coming artists, the airport art gallery is becoming a very important feature.
- Practice your musical instrument. On one layover at DCA, I had chatted with a young lady about fiddle playing. I noticed her violin case and struck up a conversation about fiddle playing versus a concert with a violin. Our plane arrive late, and we both missed our connection. An hour or so later, as I was making my ABC walk, I found her in a corner of the airport, along with her mother, practicing a beautiful violin concerto. Who knows, I may have met a violin prodigy!
- Don’t try the stupid stunts that are listed on some sites. They will land you in airport jail, and you won’t need to worry about your next flight!
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- March 26th 2012
When you organize your vacation, are you saving as much money as you could be? Or are you making mistakes that mean you are spending more than you need to? Every seasoned traveler knows of a few ways to save money on a trip. Here are a few errors you could avoid to leave more cash in your pocket on your next trip.
You already know that it’s a good idea to get travel insurance, right? Depending on the policy you have, travel insurance ensures some financial protection against the things that go wrong on trips. That could be anything from an excessively delayed or canceled flight to a medical emergency necessitating a speedy return home. Often, people buy travel insurance as they need it, but if you travel more than once a year, then it’s worth getting an annual policy. That will cost you much less per trip and you will only have to worry about it once a year. If you travel as a family, a family policy could also be more cost effective than single trip insurance for each of you. Check it out – you’re sure to save some money. Read more »
- February 10th 2012
You’ve earned this holiday, you really have. After weeks and weeks of putting in the hours behind the computer, working to the mundane beat of office life you’re ready for a break. Maybe it’s adventure, or maybe it’s relaxation – it doesn’t matter how you decide to get away from it all, the point is that you’re going to!
There’s just one problem of course and that problem is probably looking at you now, wondering why you’ve got that big suitcase in your hand.
As if there aren’t enough problems sorting out holidays – booking flights and hotels, finding your passport, getting the time off work approved – then there’s the issue of what to do with your four-legged best friend.
Thankfully, there are a couple of options… Read more »
- December 22nd 2011
It often seems that travel isn’t as much fun as it used to be. I know I’ve ranted about that a couple of times before. But sometimes I wonder whether a change of attitude would make trips feel more pleasant. Here are some tips on making every trip terrific – enjoying the things that work well and fixing the things that don’t.
1. Make sure you have the correct travel documents. I’ve stood in an airline check-in queue before while someone argued that they should be allowed to travel even thought they didn’t have a passport or the correct paperwork. And it’s not just about having the passport, but about having one that’s valid for the right amount of time. Check it now and fix it before you go anywhere.
2. If you have booked a vacation in a sunny place, it’s going to be hot, so presumably you expect it. Why bother to complain about the heat? It won’t change and you will just feel worse. If it happens to rain, complaining won’t help – find something else to do instead. Who knows? You might even have fun!
3. Keep your valuable items secured and avoid deals that look too good to be true. Use hotel safes to store important papers and other items and don’t flash your stuff around. That’s a good way to avoid being mugged or taken advantage of – two things that can take the shine off your vacation.
4. Get a phrase book or translation program. When you visit other countries, not everyone will speak English. And why should they? It’s their country. Lack of English is not a good reason to complain. Instead, look up what you want to say and use their language. Most people appreciate the effort and will go out of their way to help you.
5. Act immediately if something goes wrong so that it can be fixed. There’s no point in complaining to your friends and relatives in quiet corners (or noisy ones). Speak to the people who can solve your problem, get it fixed and enjoy the rest of your vacation.