How To Holiday When You Are Single
Monday, June 10th, 2019
At Muddy Matches we are firm believers that being single doesn’t stop you from having fun. And that applies to holidays too. If you don’t have a partner or friend to get away with this year then you can still have the best holiday of your life. We are here today to share our tips to help you put to rest any first time single holiday nerves and help you plan, prep and enjoy precious time away by yourself.
1. Have a clear idea about what you want from your holiday
It’s worth spending time thinking about what you really want from your holiday, and how you would like to spend your time. If you’re a sociable person who wants to explore in the company of other people then you could look into booking a group trek or expedition – in the UK, Europe or further afield. On the other hand, if you want to relax and unwind, a remote retreat might be the thing for you – the Health and Fitness Travel website has a great selection for solo travellers.
2. Expand your horizons
Holidaying abroad doesn’t mean you have to stay in an hotel. Homestays and Air B’n’B are fab ways to get a true flavour of local life and give you the flexibility to do things to your own time frame, in a homely place.
3. Travelling solo doesn’t mean travelling lonely
If you’re worried about being lonely whilst you’re away, pre-book a few group tours, excursions and activities. As well as giving your holiday a structure, they are a great way to meet new people and see some of the local area.
4. Embrace your own company
Is ‘being lonely’ one of your main concerns about going on holiday along? You’ll be surprised about how easy your own company can be. Travel, and time by yourself, are also great opportunities to get perspective on your life back home, and time to think helps you learn about who you are as a person. You can always pack a few great books or load up your Kindle too – ideal for dining alone and passing time on long journeys.
5. Take time to appreciate the little things.
When you’re travelling alone, you’re in charge of the route, itinerary and everything else. Take time to enjoy this – even if it’s just being able to eat what you want, when you want.
5. Get out there
Feeling awkward about dining solo in a restaurant, when you’re surrounded by groups and couple? Be brave and head out there – don’t hide in your room with room service. Some of the best advice we’ve heard is to treat it as a ‘date’. Dress up, look forward to the luxury of dining alone and enjoy every single minute. As well as investing quality time in you, it’s a great way to try the local cuisine, and you might meet other solo travellers.
7. Don’t stress
Of course, when you travel alone, the responsibility for safety is on you. But don’t stress – no-one is out go get you. We suggest taking reasonable precautions, just as you would at home. And it’s a good idea to make an itinerary and leave it with family and friends before you leave, and remember to check in with them once in a while.