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Why Travel Solo? Top 5 Reasons to Be a Solo Traveller in Ireland

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By Dawn Rainbolt, Marketing Executive
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Most people tend to travel with others, but there’s an increasing trend to travel solo.

Most people tend to travel with spouses, family or friends while few seem to strike out alone. But the number of solo travellers is growing as people realise there are great often-overlooked benefits to becoming a solo traveller in Ireland.

If you’re still on the fence about being a solo traveller in Ireland, scroll down to see our top 5 reasons why booking a trip as a solo traveller could be the start of the best vacation you can imagine!

1. Meet new people

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There are various reasons why you’ve decided to become a solo traveller in Ireland, but in all cases, the result is usually the same: since you’re on your own, you’ll be much more motivated to meet and talk to new people than if you were travelling with a partner. Being amidst a small group, you’ll be able to get to know the other travellers, adventure guide, and local people you’ll meet along the way. While you can still meet new people when travelling with others, you won’t be as motivated if you’re on your own.

2. Get the trip that you want

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No need to worry about compromising – have the holiday you imagine! We have plenty of holidays to choose from, including hiking, biking and kayaking holidays, as well as several different ability levels and types of accommodation. Though being part of our scheduled trips means that you’ll be following a set itinerary, any free time, meal choices, breaks or add-ons will be up to you – and only you. Travel at a speed comfortable for you without worrying about your travel companion – whether that means pushing the pace, hanging out with the guide, or taking your time, travel at your own pace.

3. Enjoy the benefits of group travel

You could, of course, simply decide to be a solo traveller in Ireland on your own. But by booking onto one of our trips, you’ll get the best of both worlds: the holiday you want, but without the stress of organising it all yourself. Generally, it is not advisable to go hiking in the wilderness alone, but as part of a small group, you benefit from safety in numbers. There is also the benefit of shared costs, such as the costs for the guide, transport and even the accommodation if you choose to share a room with another traveller.

4. Give yourself some TLC

By choosing to travel solo on the holiday you want – especially as you’ll be spending your vacation in the Irish countryside and wilderness – you’ll be able to do a little soul-searching, completely free of your normal environment and the people you know. It’ll give you the opportunity to try new thing and see the world from a new perspective – and perhaps, you’ll even discover a few new interests along the way!

5. You don't need to pay a solo supplement

Frequent solo travellers will have run into this problem before. A lot of tour operators will immediately charge a solo traveller a higher price and book them into a single room. At Wilderness Ireland, you’ll have a choice. If there is more than one solo traveller on the trip, you’ll be paired with each other into twin rooms unless otherwise requested. Do note though that if you want to occupy a room by yourself, you will be charged extra (cost dependent on the accommodation for that trip).

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Meet the Author: Dawn Rainbolt

“American by birth but European in spirit, Dawn has called the US, Costa Rica, Spain, England, Poland, France and now Ireland home over the years. While she has travelled to more than 30 countries, she has fallen in love with the rich Irish culture and sweeping landscapes of Ireland. Armed with a Masters Degree in Tourism Marketing and a love of writing and photography, she is Wilderness Ireland's Marketing Executive since 2017.”

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