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1 Mar

March 1st Is ‘Plan A Solo Vacation Day’ – Where Are You Going?

Solo traveller taking a selfie in BratislavaIdeas For Travellers Who Are Celebrating ‘Plan A Solo Vacation Day’

‘Plan A Solo Vacation Day’ is a celebration for travellers who wish to enjoy their holiday by themselves. City breaks and cruises are ideal solo trips.

Mark your diaries – March 1st is the annual ‘Plan A Solo Vacation’ day. This event has been designed to liberate people into realising that taking a solo holiday can be an incredibly empowering experience. Solo travellers can choose to enjoy their holiday how and when they please, freed from the demands of their friends and family. This promotes the likelihood of spontaneous side trips which lets solo travellers experience even more that the world has to offer.

Holiday Companies

All too often, solo travellers are forgotten about by travel companies and holiday brochures. Instead, they prefer to focus their marketing on groups of people such as families, couples or groups of singles. However, the Internet is an excellent tool which makes it possible for solo travellers to research and book so much more of their holiday before they arrive in a foreign country. Solo females in particular have much less to be worried about when arriving by themselves in a foreign airport. They can have already booked a taxi or researched public transport to get them to their accommodation.

Where To Take A Solo Vacation?

Although solo vacations are all about spontaneity, there are some types of holiday that do lend themselves to being particularly suited to the solo traveller.

Cruise ships can be an extremely entertaining holiday and you can select from hundreds of different cruise routes and lines around the world. This allows travellers to gain a taste of many different aspects of a culture, whilst appreciating the comforts of a magnificent cruise ship at the end of the day. Solo travellers on a cruise can enjoy different entertainers each evening. In terms of dining, they can either choose to dine alone at a buffet style restaurant, or those who are feeling more sociable can be seated at a formal dinner table with fellow diners to chat to.

City breaks are also a perfect option for solo travellers. Simply use the Internet to conduct your own research into where you would like to stay, the type of accommodation you’d feel most comfortable in and the best flights to take. Be sure to read plenty of customer reviews to help give you an idea of what to expect. City breaks allow solo travellers to fill up their day with a myriad of cultural delights – you can wander from art galleries, to street markets, to national museums and even enjoy a river boat cruise and an evening show. Popular city breaks for solo travellers include locations such as Dublin, Vienna, Barcelona and Rome. However, there really is no end to the amount of city breaks you could take.

If ‘Plan A Solo Vacation Day’ has got you in the mood for a little spontaneity, then start your research today and get booking. However, don’t forget that travel insurance is even more important when you’re travelling by yourself as you won’t have a hands-on companion to rely on in an emergency. So invest in some single trip cover when booking your holiday. If you’re planning on taking a few trips in the next year, then speak to Avanti about our Annual Multi-trip policies.