Solo Travel now into the big time
You know the solo travel world has come into its own when The Washington Post does an entire travel section on it.
One article offers eight tips ensuring a "trip of ease."
Some obvious tips include using common sense when it comes to safety and talking to locals. One you don't hear as often is the recommendation to travel places where the dollar is strong. Agreed.
It's always fun to go somewhere you can live like royalty for very little money, but it's that much more important when you're not sharing expenses.
Meeting a tiny Irish tourist, Inishmoor Island, Ireland
In another of the articles, the writer calls solo travel the "All About Me" trip. "More myselves and Is are venturing out into the world alone," she writes. Good for them!
Solo Travel Can Bee Awesome - No encumbrances
And the best news of all, as the third of the three front-page stories reveals, is that more tour operators are adding accommodations f [...]
Travel companions who make solo travel look glorious
You say you don't want to travel solo. But suppose your choice of travel companions include the faffer, the whinger or the waverer?
I enjoyed this post on travel companions by a writer for a New Zealand site who detailed the challenges of the "eight worst types of people to travel with."
The faffer takes forever to get out and go in the morning. The whinger won't stop complaining. And the waverer can't make a decision, come hell or high water. (No, I didn't know what these words meant either...)
Then there's the fussy eater, the drunk, the person who needs to be pampered, the person who is stressed by everything. I'm sure you know other types of people whose habits could lessen the joy of your trip, if not ruin your travels altogether.
These and the other aggravating travel companions will detract from a trip. They may even cause you to miss things you specifically went to see. What good is that, after you've [...]