Solo Travel or Group Travel?
You’re in desperate need of a vacation. So you start planning a trip to someplace new, someplace different, and can’t wait to dive into a cultural experience you’ll never forget. But, there’s still one question left to answer – should you travel alone, or should you travel with a group? There’s no need to choose because it’s 2017 and you can do both!
Solo travel is becoming an extremely popular option these days. It allows you the freedom to do what you want, when you want, without anyone holding you back. If you want to wake up early to catch the sunrise, go ahead. If you want to stay out late and enjoy the local nightlife, no problem because you won’t have to compromise on your plan. Another perk is the personal growth travelers experience once venturing outside of their comfort zone. While exploring and maneuvering your way through unfamiliar surroundings, you might just surprise yourself and realize you are capable of much more than you expected.
However, there is a lot to be said about the comfort of traveling with a group, especially if you don’t travel often or at all. Being around people with travel experience puts that inevitable travel anxiety at ease, allowing you to fully enjoy the experience. You may feel more daring in venturing off the beaten path with a group because there’s a reassurance of safety in numbers. And, sometimes the things you want to experience are more fun with others. White water rafting, zip lining, dance lessons, and guided tours are just a few activities that are arguably more fun when you have others joining in and laughing along.
If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself, “wow, they both sound great, I would like to experience both!” Then, a travel club might be your ideal option. Even though you are with a group, you can still enjoy the feeling of being a solo traveler because you showed up by yourself without knowing anyone. With several group activities planned, you can decide which ones you want to experience.
Relish in the opportunity to understand and get to know people you otherwise might not have met, and enjoy finding unity with a group of people from all over the world. On free days, you can enjoy the comfort of being able to set your own schedule and have fun with your independence. You can navigate your way through the city, ask for recommendations, order native food, open up to locals, push your boundaries. Discover how easy and fulfilling it is to experience some things solo, learning you’re more capable than you thought you were. When it’s all said and done, I’m sure you’ll agree that both your group experiences and your solo experiences have changed you forever.