• The highs of travelling solo

    19 days ago - By The Guardian

    The first tentative steps can be terrifying, but this seasoned traveller revels in the ‘addictive' sense of freedom gained from being a party of one
    • 20 of the best group trips for solo travellers Standing in a fug of heat outside Cairo airport, taxi drivers shouting at me, night falling fast and without a single coherent idea about what I am to do, I stare into space, resisting the urge to turn around and buy a one-way ticket back to Heathrow. I have left England only once before, on a school trip. In my pocket I have £300 and the Nairobi address of a distant relative I've never met...
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  • 20 of the best group trips for solo travellers

    19 days ago - By The Guardian

    Striking out on your own needn't be lonely or expensive. We round up group trips that increasingly cater for solo travellers and waive single premiums
    • The highs and lows of travelling alone Med Sailors runs skippered sailing holidays for 20- to 35-year-olds, many of whom travel solo. Everyone shares a bunkbed cabin with someone else of the same gender; each yacht sleeps eight and travels in a flotilla of up to eight boats, so there is plenty of socialising. The yachts island-hop around Greece, Turkey, Croatia, or Italy , making ports of call at villages and historic sights. Guests can...
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