Happy Plan a Solo Vacation Day!


Yes, it's Plan a Solo Vacation Day on March 1! Now is the time to plan a vacation for yourself. It sounds very adventurous and someday I'd like to try it. I'm a pretty nervous traveler though so it's tough for me.

If you are interested, Pinterest has a lot of ideas, especially if you are a lone lady. Here are a few I've found:

And so. many. more. Just type "solo travel" into Pinterest search. Yikes! It's quite inspiring.

Maybe you can't afford to travel or aren't quite ready. Here are some books featuring solo travel:

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
In the Mountains by Elizabeth von Arnim
Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Who says "plan" doesn't mean "daydream" anyway? I'm all for that!

Have you vacationed solo? Was it fun? Would you do it again? 

9 comments:

  1. I think if I splurge on a trip I would rather it be with someone than alone, but you never know!

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    1. It's definitely something to think about. Very challenging and adventurous, I think!

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  2. I went on a solo holiday last year and it was the best thing I've ever done! I revisited Paris and journeyed to London for the first time. I could nearly write an essay length comment on what I loved the most about traveling on my own, but I'll try and be succinct!
    The first thing was being able to see/do what I like without having to consider another person - there's nothing worse than wanting to do something when on holiday with another person, but not being able to do it because "they're not really into it". The freedom of it was wonderful.
    The second thing was seeing something and remembering how you felt after it, rather than remembering talking with another person about that thing. Here https://bitsnbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/from-my-holiday-getting-caught-in-the-rain-and-visiting-shakespeares-globe/ I wrote about going to see a Shakespeare play in London and walking back through the city late at night. It's all still so clear in my mind and I felt so happy that day. But if I'd had someone with me, we would have just talked about the play all the way back to the hotel instead of taking in everything around us.

    Anyway, I'm moving into essay territory now so I'll stop gibbering. But traveling alone was the best experience of my life and I would most definitely do it again!

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    1. This was a great reply! Thanks! The freedom to go and see whatever you want would be the best part. Not feeling like you have to keep another person happy- just yourself.

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  3. This is a fun post! I had no idea there was a day devoted to solo trip planning.

    I've gone on several trips by myself and it can be lonely, especially if you're introverted (like me). But at the same time it's also really liberating. You're much more open and available to new experiences when you're by yourself.

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    1. It was fun to write! Solo travel seems like something to do to really challenge yourself.

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  4. I've traveled by myself, but met people at my destination so I wasn't really vacationing alone. It sounds kind of divine though, I'd probably head to someplace warm with a nice view and just hang out with a large stack of books.

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    1. It would be nice just to go to a spa or a nice hotel. Sort of like something a character in a Jackie Collins book would do.

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  5. Do business trips to foreign countries count? Because I have totally done that. I like it and hate it at the same time. Now, if I were traveling to some all-inclusive place by myself where I had waiters catering to my every whim? I could do that in a heartbeat.

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