There’s never been a better moment to embrace solo travel. Going alone might sound intimidating at first, but just take it from us (and these intrepid solo travelers) and see why now is best time to travel solo.
You’re not alone—literally!
Plus, when you go with a group, you’ll enjoy the company of like-minded adventurers who you can share meals (and make memories) with. “I went [to Ireland] in November and traveled solo,” said traveler Jamie. “The tour group was the most amazing group of people. Everyone was so friendly and such fun. I felt like they had all been my friends for years.”
Getting out of your ordinary can be scary. But once you’re standing in front of the Eiffel Tower or gathering around the dinner table at a local’s home in Hanoi, you’re going to be glad you did. After you set your worries aside and see how amazing travel can be, you’ll feel like you can do anything. Just ask Shonitra, who took the leap and traveled solo to Barcelona.
“This was an absolutely fabulous trip,” she said. “I felt empowered to venture out and experience the city on my own or sign up for the escorted excursions. The city is so beautiful. Thank you Go Ahead Tours for helping me get out of my comfort zone!”
There are lots of solo-friendly locations
Whether you’re sharing a pint with the famously chatty locals in Ireland or admiring the scenery of Patagonia, there are so many places where it’s easy—and fun!—to travel alone. Worries about safety abroad keep a lot of would-be solo travelers at home. That’s just another reason why going with a group is so great. “As a solo traveler I was worried about going to Thailand by myself. I couldn’t have been more wrong!,” said traveler Cathie. “I felt totally included and one of the group right away. And I felt very safe.”
You can do as much (or as little) as you want
Want to sign up for that cooking class or spend your free afternoon sipping spritzes poolside? One of the best parts about solo travel is that you have the freedom to choose—no negotiations necessary. “This was my first group tour ever. And it was perfect,” said traveler Marisa about her tour in Scandinavia. “I loved the balance between organized activities and free time. If you select this tour… eat ALL the seafood in Bergen—and Tivoli Gardens at night is a must!”
It’ll be life-changing
Our traveler Stacey said it best: “This trip was what Hallmark movies are made of. Words cannot express the magic and passion behind this adventure. The group and director instantly connected and bonded from day one. I started this journey as a solo traveler and gained friendships that will last a lifetime.”
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