Gone are the days of sitting and waiting for your friends to say yes. Waiting for the ‘one day, we’ll go’. The future is you, your decisions, your dreams. A majority of our TruTravellers are solo travellers, with so much of the world to tick off your bucket list why wait for someone else? Have a dream and run with it. Travelling alone can be daunting, but as we always say, when you travel solo, you’re never truly alone. Strangers are just friends you haven’t met yet, right? This is why our trips are the perfect option for the solo traveller, we do everything from start to finish together. No need to stress about finding travel companions or sitting by yourself in the corner of an empty hostel and wondering what going island hopping alone would be like. From the minute we meet you at the airport, you aren’t just a friend. You’re family—part of the TruFamily.
1. Do many people travel alone?
Yes, the majority of our travellers are actually travelling on their own - roughly 65% of our TruTravellers! We designed our trips specifically with solo travelers in mind, so you can be assured you’ll meet many others traveling alone like yourself along the way. This of course doesn’t mean our trips are only for solo travellers, but it does mean that you don’t need to worry you’ll be surrounded by a group that already knows each other.
2. Will I be able to chat with the group before the trip starts?
Yes! A month before departure you will be added into a Facebook group where you’ll have the opportunity to meet others on your tour! We’ll get the conversation going so you’ll be familiar with your tour guide and group, and can ask any questions you have before you take off on your trip.
3. Is it safe to travel alone?
Anything you do in life (including any type of travel) has some element of risk, but the safest way to solo travel is to do it on a tour! You don’t have to worry about logistics, you’ll have a knowledgeable guide to help you navigate the country, answer any questions you have, and help you avoid any sketchy situations. We’ll even help you before the trip and after the tour with any onward travel.
4. Who will I share a room with?
If you are traveling on your own you will be paired up with another traveler of the same sex and similar age. In most cases they will also be a solo traveler and will likely become your new best friend. If you meet someone on your trip you hit it off particularly well and would like to room together, just speak to your Travel Ninja and they’ll make it happen!
5. Is it easy to make friends when travelling?
One of the best things about travelling solo is that it forces you out of your comfort zone and you meet countless people you wouldn’t have met if traveling with friends. Depending on where you are and how outgoing you are, it can be easier or difficult to meet other likeminded travellers. This is the beauty of group tours - you don’t have to stress about being in situations where you’ll meet people and you won’t have to say goodbye to the legendary people you met that night. Once you start the tour you have your new friends and they will be on the same schedule as you!
6. What's the best part about travelling solo?
There are TONS of reasons we recommend everyone try traveling solo at least once in their life. Check out this blog where we address 18 reasons to travel solo on your next trip!
It’s important to us that our travellers are both comfortable and safe while travelling with us. Not only are our trips perfect for solo travellers but we have made sure to take extra measures that ensure you can travel with confidence. Here’s what we’re doing to add that little bit of extra peace of mind.
Whenever you choose to travel alone or not, we hope to see you back on the road soon. 2020 has been one hell of a year - stay positive and remember,