For many singles, they put their lives on hold waiting for someone special to come along so they can share life’s experiences with them, such as travel.The problem is that life passes you by as you wait around and there is a whole world out there to be explored and enjoyed right now, with or without a partner.Furthermore, you will be a much more interesting and happy person when you are out living your life to the fullest.
With the ever-increasing population of single people wanting to live full lives, there are now many opportunities to get out and do whatever you choose to do.Single travelers can join clubs or groups that offer trips related to particular interests, such as ski clubs, hiking clubs, bike clubs, Outward Bound and Sierra Club.These groups usually offer short and longer term trips on a regular basis.The advantage of these groups is that you can pursue shared interests and passions with others who enjoy the same activities.Another advantage is that you often travel with the same groups of people so there is some continuity in your relationships and networks of friendships can develop.There are also quite a few “success stories” of couples who found their significant others in such clubs and groups. The opportunities for single travel go far beyond special interest clubs and groups.There is a whole world to be explored and there are many travel groups available now that offer trips throughout the world.Adventures for Singles, Inc. offers trips to Africa, Antarctica, and Bali to name a few.See Several other travel businesses are geared toward single travelers as well.Solofriendly is an excellent blog for solo travelers, with practical advise based on personal experience. Also see www.singlestravelcompany.com; www.bestsingletravel.com;http://www.chiff.com/travel/singles.htm; www.allsinglestravel.com.Additionally, many other travel groups not geared specifically toward singles will accommodate single travelers by trying to pair single travelers as roommates or offering single supplement rates.It is recommended that you contact the trip sponsor to discuss what options are available for single travelers.
Choosing a trip should be easy.What places in the world would you love to see?What experiences have you never had that would make your life richer and more meaningful?There are a multitude of choices and the rewards are immeasurable.The idea of meeting the partner of your dreams on such a trip is unrealistic but it certainly is a possibility (albeit remote).However, you will experience the joy and exhilaration of exploring new places and meeting new people.Some may be short-term travel buddies for the duration of the trip and others may become long-term friends.You will return a changed person, with a broader perspective on the world and life in general and you will feel revitalized and alive.
I personally have traveled to Egypt, Peru and Tibet and the memories of those experiences will remain etched in my memory for my lifetime and beyond.The only limits to your potential are those you impose upon yourself.I urge everyone to go beyond your limitations and dare to live a life of adventure, exploration, growth and joy by experiencing life to the fullest.
Rosemary Devlin has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. She has an A.B. from DukeUniversity (1978) with majors in Psychology and Accounting and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1981). In addition to being an avid traveler, Rosemary is a regular contributor to MySingleSpace.