Some of us have performed round with touring alone for one cause or one other. This is very true in the post-pandemic surroundings the place all of us wish to make up for misplaced time on the highway. Traveling solo doesn’t imply it’s a must to be fully by yourself. The finest approach to journey solo, particularly whether it is for the primary time, is to journey with a small group tour. This expertise permits loads of time to discover by yourself with out the concern of logistics. If you aren’t certain touring solo is for you, strive a day journey first. If you just like the expertise, then it could be time to guide an extended journey to a vacation spot in your bucket checklist.
In 2022, 16% of Americans took a solo journey and, in 2023, 25% of Americans (83 million individuals) are contemplating taking a solo journey. According to Solo Traveler World, 70% of solo vacationers take a tour to locations that they don’t seem to be assured in going to themselves. Moreover, 66% take a bunch tour as a result of the tour supervisor handles all the small print, and the tour firm takes care of all of the planning. More than 40% of these surveyed take a bunch tour as a result of some adventures are solely obtainable on an organized tour. And, in terms of security 41% take a tour when touring alone as a result of they really feel safer. Google information exhibits that post-pandemic solo journey has risen by 761.15%. Not surprisingly, 85% of girls 55+ proceed to journey solo.
“Over the past few weeks, 25% of our small tour group bookings have come from those traveling alone,” says Tyler Zajacz, president of Tours of Distinction, an unique group tour operator for 51 years in Connecticut. “Our tours are curated to allow solo travellers plenty of time to explore on their own; knowing that all the logistics are taken care of. We always send a Group Tour Leader on our trips to keep things running smoothly and to point folks in the right direction. Going in a group is a great way for solo travellers to see the world in a way that won’t break their budget.”
According to Tours of Distinction, a number of the hottest locations booked by solo travellers embrace a smattering of intriguing locations. One favourite is Mackinac Island, the jewel of the Great Lakes the place guests get round by horse and carriage as no automobiles are allowed. “Solo travellers feel safe here because this destination is like stepping back in time to the Victorian era,” says Zajacz. “It is known as one of the “world’s friendliest islands” in response to Travel and Leisure making it straightforward for solo travellers to discover.”
According to Tours of Distinction, one other scorching vacation spot for solo travellers is Nova Scotia. “This island experience offers an extraordinary coastal getaway that is close to home with the added benefit of dining on some of the best seafood around,” says Zajacz.
For those who wish to get off the overwhelmed observe, Zajacz notes that West Virginia is a trending vacation spot. “We offer an amazing scenic railroad ride along the Southern Bend of the Potomac River that is one of the best places to spot the American Bald Eagle. It seems to have attracted people that are in search of a soft eco-adventure.”
Known for his or her pleasant individuals and southern attraction, different common solo locations embrace Charleston and Savannah. “This past week our music cities tour that includes Memphis and Nashville has generated a lot of interest. A highlight of this trip is an exclusive tour of Graceland. It has always been popular, but it is in demand right now because of the new movie Elvis and the untimely and tragic death of Lisa Marie,” Zajacz notes.