After a long period of work, there is nothing better than a nice vacation. Many people plan vacations with family or friends, but getting everyone together at the same time can be quite the challenge. Sometimes, it is easier (and often more fun) if you just go it alone. However, traveling solo can be daunting and a bit intimidating — luckily, it doesn’t have to be if you join some group travel tours.
Traveling with a group can be a great experience for the solo traveler. Joining a group travel tour means you are never alone, and you can make friends and feel more secure in your journey. To make the most of a group travel adventure, check out these tips.
Be Open to New Friendships
Part of enjoying group travel is the people factor. Group travel tours let you engage in conversation with new people. They are great for building new relationships and long lasting friendships, and during wait times at airports or on tours you always have someone to talk to. If you need to take that perfect scenic picture, there’s no need for selfies — simply ask one of your travel buddies to take it for you. Better yet, taking pictures with your new friends can also be quite fun, and activities like that can even lead to taking future trips together. To ensure you get the most of your experience, be open to meeting new friends on your journey.
Enjoy the Safety of a Group
Group travel tours provide you with the benefit of safety in numbers. When traveling to a foreign country on their own, single travelers can be targets for theft or other crimes. This is less likely when you are with a group, and it’s also easier to haggle for a taxi or other service when you are part of a large group.
Similarly, if you need medical attention, someone in your group is there to assist you. Additionally, when you’re part of a group, you get to be privy to essential information that can help to make your trip safer and more fun. To ensure you can truly enjoy the safety of being with a group, choose a group travel tours operator who has experience leading group tours and who carefully vets locations and experiences before the journey.
Choose Destinations That You Want to Explore as a Group
As a solo traveler, you may not want to engage in any dare devil type activities or go to far flung places on your own. However, if you are part of a group, you can have all kinds of experiences. Getting encouragement from others is great for your self esteem, especially on vacation. A little friendly persuasion or support from the rest of the group can help you engage in activities such as scuba diving, hang gliding or even swimming with turtles. Nature hikes are amazing too when enjoyed in groups. When choosing a group tour, consider looking for experiences you always wanted to have but were reluctant to do on your own.
The next time you are ready for a vacation, consider looking at group travel tours. You will make long lasting friends, save money and experience the world in ways you’ve never dreamed possible. To learn more, contact us directly. At Adventures for Solo Travelers, we make sure all your needs are covered, and we offer our adventures at a great price your wallet will surely love.