Updated: Jan 9
If you've ever wanted to see a new place but didn't because you didn't have anyone to go with you. If you've ever had people make travel plans with you, only to cancel later. If Solo travel is not for you, you might want to look into travel groups.
Travel groups, otherwise known as social travel, are groups of like-minded individuals that come together to travel. They are growing in popularity and might be the answer to your travel problems. Here are just a few of the benefits.
One of the biggest concerns for solo and female travelers is safety. There is always a concern that those who prey on female tourists will target you when you don't have numbers on your side. But when you travel with a group, that risk is drastically reduced.
Perfect for Extroverts and Introverts
The extra opportunities to socialize even after the day's activities have concluded make travel groups an obvious choice for extroverts that love to travel. But people tend to think that introverts just want to stay buried in their shells and never see the light of day. The truth is introverts love to wander and explore just like anyone else. But after a day of socializing, they may need the option to slip away from the peopling, throw on a hoodie, grab a book or playlist and enjoy some alone time, which they can find in a travel group.
If you've always wanted to travel to faraway places but found the planning part overwhelming, a travel group might be the perfect answer for you. Most travel groups plan trips to exotic destinations that people don't go to every day. Not only will a travel group get you there, but your organizer will plan out every detail, so you don't have to. Hotel, transportation from the airport, activities, meals, and more; you'll find it all taken care of. Some travel groups also send a host to make sure everything goes smoothly for you.
Bye Bye Comfort Zones
If you're afraid of trying new things on vacation, there is a good chance you've surrounded yourself with the same type of people in the past. So, when you say Uh-Uh, I'm not going up there, or Uh-Uh there's no way I'm getting on that, there's usually a chorus of your folks nodding their heads in agreement.
Well, in a travel group, you'll find the chorus sings a different tune. No, they won't pressure or shame you. Instead, they'll throw caution to the wind and try all the activities that make you nervous. And when you see the smiles and hear the laughs, you might find yourself encouraged to try something new!
Pick Your Group
Today, there are groups for just about any interest. If you're a single mom who wants to start traveling safely with your children, there's a group for that. If you're single and ready to mingle on a cruise ship, there's no need to swipe left. If you're a book lover who wants to have book club meetings abroad, get ready to pack up your favorite read. No matter what you're into, you can always find someone to travel with you.
Make Friends for Life
As much as you love your friends and family, sometimes they don't share your passion for travel. Maybe they have the desire but not the time, money, or general ability to travel. Once you find your perfect travel group, you'll never have to worry about that again. You'll have a group of friends that share your love, desire, and ability to travel. And the best part is you can make new friends on each trip.
So, stop saying goodbye to your travel dreams when you don't have anyone to travel with you. And, start saying hello to travel groups, your new favorite way to travel.