Top 10 Tips for Traveling Solo

There's so much to think about when traveling solo - here we've put together our top ten tips for making sure your Just You solo vacation is a success

1. Always travel with a reputable firm

Choose your travel firm wisely, and always book with Just You – we are the single traveler specialist, after all! Every one of our vacations is ATOL protected and if yours includes a flight, it’s covered by our financial protection insurance too. We’ve over 20 years of expertise in creating vacations for solo travelers and we offer a whole host of fabulous guarantees, from guaranteed departures and a price match to loyalty benefits for returning customers.

2. Choose the right vacation for you

Decisions, decisions! No matter where in the world you want to go or what you want to do once you’re there, we have a vacation for you! You can head to one of Europe’s most popular destinations, or set off on an adventure in Asia, South America or Oceania. You can stay put in one incredible place, tour an entire country, get active in the great outdoors or simply relax. The choice is all yours.

3. Find out more before you go

You should find all the information you need about your tour in our vacation brochures and on our website. But if there’s something that you’re not sure about, don’t be shy, give one of our knowledgeable and friendly Holiday Advisors a call. They know all there is to know about our vacations and if they’re not sure about a query you have, they’ll find out for you.

4. Read about other people's experiences

Don't take our word for it - see our customer testimonials on the site or visit our Trustpilot page to see how other customers rate us and view our vacations. Everything you need is just a click away.

5. Get to know your fellow travellers

Meeting and making new friends is one of the best things about traveling solo - new best friends await you!! And remember - they probably feel just as nervous as you.

6. Enjoy doing something for yourself

Traveling independently is liberating. Don’t think of it as being selfish, think of it as treating yourself to something you deserve. If your dream vacation is different to that of your partner or friends, why deny yourself a wonderful experience – go it alone and do something that’s just for you.

7. Switch your phone off and take it all in

We can’t seem to live without our mobile phones these days, can we? But we say switch it off and truly immerse yourself in your vacation – unless you’re using it to take pictures, of course! Instead of updating your social media sites as you go, why not keep your eyes firmly on the action, and write a diary at the end of every action-packed day. And there’s no better way to make lasting memories of your trip than by sharing stories with your traveling companions over dinner.

8.Try something new

If you’re a first-time Just You traveler, you’re already trying something new simply by taking the plunge! But there are plenty of other firsts to enjoy. For starters, learn the lingo of your vacation destination, just a few words/phrases will do. Don’t be afraid to try the local food and drink, and why not spark up a conversation with someone you’ve never met before – it may just make your vacation!

9. Don’t worry about being alone

You are never alone on a Just You vacation unless you want to be. You’ll be traveling with plenty of like-minded people and your Holiday Director will be with you every step of the way.

10. Immerse yourself and enjoy!

With the huge choice of Just You vacations, the hardest part is choosing where to go. Once you’ve done that, all you have to do is throw yourself into the vacation spirit, give yourself a pat on the back for making a great decision, and just enjoy yourself!

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