There’s nothing like the freedom of traveling on your own—setting out solo and returning home after your journey with a special sense of independence and accomplishment. But just because you’re going to solo doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Group travel can be a great option for single travelers to meet new friends with similar interests while you travel solo!
As solo travel trends continue to grow, many who have never traveled solo have their reservations. Will it be lonely? Costly? Dangerous? We’ve put together this special resource page for solo travelers to help you navigate the world of solo travel, answer questions, address concerns and offer fun, interesting and helpful tips and inspiration to get the most out of your solo travels!
“This was my first Road Scholar trip, and the experience exceeded my expectations! As a solo traveler, it was wonderful to be a part of the group and learn from others, as well as the experts who spoke to us. On my own I probably wouldn't have visited some of the stops that were on the program, but everything is interesting when your group is treated as educational travelers and given exclusive access.”
“It was wonderful to be a part of the group and learn from others!”
“I’d wanted to go to India for a while, so I decided to give Road Scholar a try. It was the first time I ever did any kind of organized travel program. Considering the quality of the food, the places we stayed and the price I paid, I really don’t think I could have done something similar on my own. I learned a lot and had unique experiences—like an Indian cooking lesson and meals with families in their homes.”
“It was the first time I ever did any kind of organized travel program.”
“This was my first Road Scholar trip, and I was very impressed with the organization of everything. The speakers and leaders were all excellent, and the participants were warm and friendly. Being single was not a problem! I am planning my next trip next month.”
“Being single was not a problem!”
“Just returned from the ‘Rim to Shore’ trip to Costa Rica. This was my first time solo traveling, and it couldn't have been more delightful. I felt included from the beginning and enjoyed sharing the educational adventures with a great group of people. The blend of lectures, field trips and active adventures was the perfect recipe for a memorable trip.”
“I felt included from the beginning.”
Women today are venturing outside of their comfort zone, seeking challenging and rewarding experiences as opportunities for learning and growth. JoAnn Bell shares stories of solo female travelers.
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