5 Ways to Travel Solo without Being Alone

by Robert & Nancy Lindeman 06/12/2019

Solo travel has become a trendy topic. People who are single, engaged or married can embark on solo voyages. Apart from that, a busy person who wants to have a leisure weekend can also start traveling alone and enjoy it.

The two setbacks of solo travel can be the inconvenience associated with eating alone and the loneliness that comes with a “party for one." However, experienced travelers, as well as those who have traveled to major countries of the world, suggest that there are good ways to go alone without actually having the feeling of “going it alone.” Here are five ways to travel solo without feeling lonely.

1. River Cruise and Small Ship Cruises

River Cruise and small cruises are excellent activities for those traveling alone for the first time. They are also great for those who are used to going solo. The River cruise and small ship cruises are ideal for well-traveled loners especially in these two cases – they are perfect in areas where security is an issue and places that are not easy to reach. 

2. Choose your lodging and take day trips 

Another way to travel solo without actually feeling alone is to select your accommodation and take days trip. Here are some advantages of this solo approach:

- It gives you the privilege to choose your interest and style of travel

- You have a day off whenever you desire

- Works with flexible budgets

Combine both the two approaches above to have a fantastic journey. When you follow this blended approach, you will enjoy the following benefits:

- You will be in charge

- You have the opportunity to set your course, and at the same time you are free to choose and pick

- Offers you a part-time group of travel mates and also enables you to stay alone

- Allows you to follow your budget

3. Sign up ahead for a class abroad

When you sign up for these classes, you will be able to learn a lot of things. For example, we have cooking classes in Italy and England, and there are language classes abroad that have enticed students for full-time or short-time summer programs. Apart from these sets of courses, there are also scuba classes, photography classes as well as skiing classes. 

4. Join an exchange program or a volunteer group 

There are lots of benefits you stand to gain from joining an exchange or a volunteer program. Some of the benefits are:

- Seeing far and unusual places

- Meeting with residents that are not within the tourist path

- You can as well offer volunteer assistance to communities that need help especially those that have suffered from natural disasters.

About the Author

Robert & Nancy Lindeman

Robert and Nancy Lindeman have over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, and have been top producers for many years.

They pride themselves on providing a highly individualized approach to each client's needs, including a strong presence on the Internet. Weekly blogs about the Sarasota Lifestyle provide a wealth of information to their clients. Social networking has enhanced their marketing efforts and has resulted in a new source of buyers and sellers.

They are currently living the Downtown Sarasota Lifestyle and have sold many downtown condominiums as well as properties on Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, St. Armands Key, Bird Key, in many golf course communities, and in the greater Sarasota/Bradenton area.


Our experience with Bob and Nancy has been great. They are both SRQ "realty savvy" and a really nice couple, who genuinely care about your situation and interests

Guy & Nancy,

Nancy and Bob Lindeman have been friends and realtors for over the past 14 years during which time we have purchased three and sold four properties, they have been very professional and responsive throughout the period. We wouldn't use anyone else in Sarasota market

George and Charlotte,

Julie and I wanted to drop you this note to express our appreciation to you for your wonderful help and support with the purchase and sale of our old home. It was great to have your support in planning the sale and then in taking care of those pesky things that need to be taken care of to satisfy the buyer. The guidance you gave during the purchase of our condo at the Vue, helped to make us comfortable. You helped make our dreams come true.

Many Thanks, Julie and Richard,

Bob and Nancy Lindeman were fantastic to work with when selling our condo. They are a team and communication during the selling process was excellent. Nancy and Bob prepared brochures and a video tour of our condo that displayed it in the most attractive way. what was most impressive was the manner in which the internet listing was devised! Any search for a condo in downtown Sarasota would produce our condo in the results and it was most likely to first item. Many thanks for the creativity and work that Bob and Nancy put into a sale

Lynne and Marvin,