This year, we've seen a lot of requests and comments about traveling solo. There are so many reasons through our traveling "lives" that we'd choose to travel alone.
For some, it's celebrating a special occasion, even when friends can't join you. For others, it's traveling to a destination that the rest of the family has no interest in. Perhaps you don't have many friends with the same flexibility with time or finances. There are dozens of reasons you might decide to "going it alone" and travel solo.
There are many choices when you're planning a solo trip...even though it gets a bad rap as being too expensive. It's true, there are times when a solo traveler must choose to pay a little extra to have a room or a stateroom to themselves. But, there are just as many choices now that don't involve exorbitant expenses.
Cruising has opened up solo staterooms, in every spectrum of the industry. From river cruises and small adventure cruises to luxury Cunard, you'll find plenty of choices. Norwegian Cruise Lines debuted their solo staterooms and were received so well that others, like Royal Caribbean jumped onboard the trend. (pun intended!)
Did you know that all-inclusive resorts like Beaches offer solo traveler specials? How about escorted tour groups?