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Reasons why Solo Travel could be for you

Jenai Laignel / 25 February 2015

Travelling alone is no longer the reserve of the Gap year student. Increasingly, more and more adults are opting to take their next holiday by themselves. Here are four good reasons why you should too:

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The most compelling reason to take off on your own is the freedom that it affords. You can go where ever you want – whenever you want.

Impulsive decisions are far easier to make when you don’t have to cater for multiple people.

Want to spend the day lowering your golf handicap? Looking to try your hand at archery?

Solo travelling gives you the opportunity to try new things… or to do nothing at all.

Meet new people

When on holiday with friends and loved ones, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being unsociable. Striking up conversations is hard for most people and although this isn’t made any easier by being on your own, it’s certainly more rewarding. 

Travelling on your own gives you the motivation to meet new people and build new friendships. After all, what have you got to lose? 

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More and more hotels are deciding to scrap the single supplement on their rooms which means that it’s now even cheaper to go away for the weekend by yourself. 

This, coupled with the reduced cost of eating out, makes going on holiday alone the most economical option. 

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Time for reflection 

It may sound trite but nothing beats some quality time on your own. 

Shut out the noise and chaos and take a well-earned break from your day-to-day life. The simple pleasures that come from reading a really good book or taking a peaceful walk are priceless. 

So, next time you fancy a trip away, don’t waste time trying to find someone to come with you. Go it alone! 

Did you know that Saga was voted the Best Large Singles Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards?

From Ocean cruises to Special Interest trips, we have the holiday for you. Take a look at our Solo Traveller breaks to find out more.


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