Tips for traveling solo

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.jsonline.com/sponsoredarticles/how-to/tips-for-traveling-solo8074410303-201042021.html

    Is there such a thing as a typical traveler? Not anymore. Travelers run the gamut in age, interests, preferences, likes and dislikes. For couples, families and solo travelers alike, travel preferences have never been so diverse. Nor has the world of travel been so accessible and appealing. And, if you’re thinking about traversing the world as a solo traveler, there’s never been a better time to go.

    “In addition to seeing and experiencing different cultures, foods and traditions, when you explore the world, you also discover new things about yourself,” says Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. “And that fact couldn't be more true when traveling on your own.”

    Traveling alone can be nerve-racking at first, but it can be equally exhilarating. Solo travel is about setting your own terms and pleasing no one but yourself. It doesn’t just push you beyond your comfort zone, it gives you carte blanche to indulge your interests and passions and get to know yourself in new and exciting ways.

    Perhaps that’s why more solo travelers than ever before are venturing off on their own. In fact, according to Cosmos - an international tour company - 11 percent of Americans travel solo each year, including 9 million women.

    “Discovering the world can become a much deeper experience when traveling alone. Especially if your trip is well-planned,” Nisbet says. “One of the best ways for solo travelers to see the world is going on an escorted tour with a company like Cosmos.”


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    Funny, for me going on an escorted tour like a cosmos or other is not solo travel, not when you are on a bus with so many others. I think it is good more is being written to encourage people to travel in general is you are solo (NYT did article about solo travelers and a seminar at the travel show). this segment is growing but until the industry addresses the single supplement they will not see the gains they could. interesting the article says to look for specials - they are scarce unless higher end tours/cruises and one shouldnt have to bunk with a stranger to save on the supplement. there are many trips I'd love to do (Galapogos and Antartica for example) that are too costly when the SS is factored in - for now I continue to travel solo using points to help defray costs
     
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    You also have to keep in mind that the article was written by Cosmos, a tour company. So naturally they are going to push doing group tours. :)
     
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    Basically an infomercial.
     
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    Exactly. A paid post. :)
     

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