Friday, 24 August 2012 4:33 PM
Travelling is something so many people have an urge to do. The chance to explore foreign countries and get to know cultures different to your own can be a real once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, if you're single you might feel such a trip is not for you.
Yet travelling is actually a great thing to do solo, whether you are not currently in a relationship or you are, but your partner doesn't have the same thirst to see the world as you do. There are some great places to visit and you'll meet likeminded people as you go anyway so you won't be alone for long.
The USA is a particularly great destination to visit on a singles holiday. Read on to find out why.
The USA is one of the most popular destinations among young travellers in the world, no doubt because of the vast amount there is to see and do here. From partying in Las Vegas and celebrity-spotting in Los Angeles to soaking up the culture in New York and exploring the national parks of the Pacific North West, there is something for everyone in North America.
Because of this, you know that the people you meet on the tour you have booked will most likely be similar to you. For instance, if you can't get enough of nature and so have decided to visit the national parks of Yellowstone, Yosemite or the Badlands, you'll know the other people on your tour will be equally interested in wildlife and stunning scenery. Similarly, if it's bright lights and the big city you want, there will be new friends to experience it with if you book a trip that stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco or New Orleans.
You speak the language
Travelling overseas on your own can seem like a daunting prospect, but it is less so when you are able to speak the language. This means that it is easy to communicate with the people you need to, whether you're buying souvenirs or treating yourself you a meal out.
Of course, the first language in the USA is English, so you will have little trouble chatting with the natives. This is a great way to really get under the skin of the destination you are visiting - and you'll also be able to gain some insider knowledge on the great places to visit that probably don't appear in your travel brochure.
By travelling alone, you can tailor your itinerary to suit you without having to worry about anyone else. This is your chance to ensure that you spend every day doing exactly as you please.
While travelling with a partner or friends can be fun, the more people you add to the group the more you will need to consider what everyone else wants to do. Unfortunately, this means that you may not get to do all of the things or visit all the places you wish to.
When travelling solo there is no-one else to worry about. If you want to spend one day living like a cowboy in Texas, you don't need to worry that your friends will be bored as they don't know how to ride a horse, while if you're keen to get stuck into the mystery of Roswell, you can do so without thinking your friends will start to see you as a nerd.
As travelling is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it pays to be a little selfish about what you get from it, so if you want to lap up the American dream, consider doing it alone.