First, in a continuation of travel deals from my last post, there are two cruise lines that are waiving the single supplements on certain voyages.
Avalon Waterways has some European river cruises available with no single supplement. And Norwegian Cruise Line has introduced what it's calling Norwegian Epic Studios, "contemporary staterooms priced for the solo traveler." Cruises still are pretty pricey for my taste, but hopefully my cruising readers can take advantage of these deals.
For more info NCL's solo cruises and others, see this story in Cruise Critic.
The rest of these posts offer reasons for traveling solo and good places to do so.
The Travel Channel has a nice post on solo travel on the topic, saying that "few
experiences offer the inspiration for self-growth and discovery as does
the act of hitting the road solo." Despite the the apprehension one
might feel before setting off.
For one, local women in countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, are quick to approach single female travelers with offers of hospitality, the writer found. Such as a a meal at their homes. Something that is less likely to happen if you travel with others. The post offers thoughts for traveling in India, Morocco, Iceland and Vietnam.
Ever thought about backpacking solo? This post offers four reasons to backpack solo and eight tips on how to do so.
One of the reasons to go solo, which made me laugh, is we all talk too much when we're together. Amen. Not only does it scare off wildlife but you find you're not taking in your surroundings, the writer says.
Either you're walking at a pace to keep up with others or you're spending too much time listening to the person behind you and you're not soaking in your surroundings. I so agree with this. Plenty of times I've been too absorbed in conversation with people to let nature speak to me.Haven't read enough today on solo travel? Okay, here are 17 articles on how to meet people when traveling alone.
And here's one more piece on why travel solo, in a blog called "Over 40 and Single." The post doesn't say things you haven't heard before. But reading again about how you'll see more and do more, and develop and grow as a solo traveler, might push some of you out the door.