Group to It
Feeling a little skittish about going it completely on your own, especially an international trip? Traveling with a group means someone else plans the trip for you and you’ve got a community of fellow travelers as ready for adventure as you are. The Spinsters Union even has a great recommendation for a group trip because that’s just the kind of people we are.
Grand Explorations has a May trip to Southern Spain, including Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona. I took a last minute (and partly solo) trip to Barcelona at the end of 2016 and it fast became one of my favorite cities. Spain is laid back with great art and culture, plus amazing food. I want to book this trip now just to eat be able to eat some jamon and paella. But maybe I can live vicariously through you? A $250 deposit by January 23rd makes our, uh, your Spanish dreams come true.
Can’t make it to Spain this spring? Check out these other group travel options.
Seriously, There Is Still An App for That
Of course, these days when you travel, you’re never entirely alone because you have your phone. If you go international, make sure your phone will work in your new country and then let that gizmo help you have your best trip ever. From transit mapping to last minute hotel accommodations, technology is your solo travel bestie. And for help planning, before you go or managing your activities while you’re there, there’s Google Trips and Head Out.
Also, check out bSafe, an app that can send your GPS location and even live video to designated family and friends to make sure your solo adventure stays carefree.
Keep It Local
Solo travel is all about your agenda and your agenda alone but what if you want some expert guidance? Ask a local. You might only think of Airbnb for finding a beautifully appointed condo in the heart of the action, but Airbnb Experiences can connect you with a travel experience curated by a local. You could learn to salsa in Havana, cook on an organic farm in Bali, or make a kimono in Tokyo.
And if you’re looking for a twist on even those accommodations check our Innclusive’s new initiative Zora which sources amenities at its properties from women of color and has special touches to make black women feel at home. Nothing like a blow-dryer, flat iron, and silk pillowcase to make your solo trip standout!
Learn, Baby, Learn
Also, check out the website Tourlina which pairs you up with another woman traveling the same place you are. You won’t be traveling solo anymore, but you might meet a new go-to travel buddy.
Ready? Set? Go!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Southern Spain trip from Grand Vacations. We’ll get a small commission if you book and you’ll get an amazing trip to Southern Spain while supporting a woman-owned business. Smuggle back in some cured meat for us if you go!