How to travel solo – and why you absolutely should

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As the travel industry reopens following COVID-19 shutdowns, TPG suggests that you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research local travel restrictions before booking that next trip. We will be here to help you prepare, whether it is next month or next year.

Don’t let the lack of a travel companion stop you from maximizing your travel experience. For all sorts of reasons, you might be faced with the choice of traveling alone, or not traveling at all. Your partner, friends or family may not be able to take the same time off work that you can, they may not be able to pull the finances together to afford the trip or they may just not be as keen on the destination as you are.

I love traveling by myself and have had some fantastic experiences abroad all on my own. If you are considering doing so, here is why you should and some tips to help you enjoy it.

Why you should consider a solo trip

If you haven’t yet considered taking a trip alone, there are several reasons to think about it. First of all, you can have complete freedom and control to do whatever you want, whenever you want on the trip. Want to sleep in until noon and then order room service and binge-watch “Real Housewives” to relax? No problem. Want to be up at 6 a.m. to watch the sunrise during a peaceful run up to a scenic lookout? You can do that, too. Love museums? Spend all day in one. Hate museums? Skip them completely. Want to take 100 selfies? You can. Hate photos? Don’t take or stop for any. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want just because someone you would travel with wants to do it.

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