Why Solo Group Trips Are The BEST Way To Travel

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Yes you read that correctly. I know Solo and group don’t exactly go together but hear me out. Solo group trips combine the best of both worlds. You have the flexibility you’d get if you went alone but with added bonus of having someone to share the experience with.What could be better than that? 

Here’s a list of my top 4 reasons why solo group trips are the best way to travel.

1. No more FOMO

If you have any form of social media, then I know you’ve seen countless vacation photos pop-up on your feed. Are you the kind to skip over them or maybe give them a passive-aggressive double tap? Well no more. By joining a group trip you can be that girl posting all the “Living My Best Life” photos for the gram. Stop putting your life on hold waiting for the right time and book the trip sis. 

2. There’s Safety in Numbers


Photo: @sherri_dreambig

Have you been thinking about booking a solo trip for a while but the idea of being completely alone in a new country terrifies you? Listen, that is a perfectly normal reaction given the circumstances. Solo group trips can be just the confidence boost you need to test the waters. Traveling in a group gives you the reassurance of protection in your tribe, but still allows for independence if you choose. You aren’t confined to stick to a strict plan, in most cases, and alone time is often factored into your itinerary.  

3. Everything is Planned for You

Is there really anything better than hassle-free worry-free travel? This point could’ve really been a post on its own. Have you ever tried orchestrating your own travel plans? It can be overwhelming at best, and downright impossible at its worst. Especially if you are planning your own international trip. As someone who recently started planning a lot of my own trips over the last 3 months, I can tell you IT’S WORK.

There are so many variables at play, like will you have transportation from the airport? What do you do if your flight lands earlier than your check-in time? How can you tell if the excursions you booked are legit? Who do you contact if something doesn’t go as planned?

I could go on and on because the list of potential headaches just doesn’t end. Thankfully, with solo group trips, all of these things are taken care of for you. Yep! You can truly kick back, relax, and enjoy your trip from the minute you touch down. 

4. New Friends Who Dis

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Anyone else’s friends let them down time after time? I completely understand that life happens and funds aren’t always there, but it can be very discouraging when you are continually told “next time”. The beauty of solo group trips is that women just like you have come together for a similar goal. Travel.

Establishing a bond is almost impossible not to do when you are connecting with  like minded women in beautiful countries while embarking on experiences you can’t believe. Who else can better relate than the women you’re traveling with? The stories you’ll have and laughter you’ll share is bound to open the doors to new meaningful friendships. And guess what? You may just find yourself a travel buddy in the process. 

With more millennial women of color than ever having disposable income, it’s never been a better time to travel. If you’re tired of your friends getting your hopes up only to flake on you at the last minute, it’s time you gave solo group travel a try. 

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About the Author

Ayishia is a self-proclaimed Charleston native who writes about all things travel on her blog ayishiatravels.com. As a writer, advocate, and travel blogging millennial, she strives to educate on the important impact travel haves and why it should be incorporated as a self care practice.

 

 

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  • Stacie
    Reply

    I have done many conferences solo and have had a great time meeting others but I have never done a solo trip just for fun.

    • Ayishia
      Reply

      Hello Stacie,

      I hope I was able to at least open your mind to the idea of leisure solo travel. They really can be a whole lot of fun. Feel free to check out the upcoming trips here.

  • Kiwi
    Reply

    There are pros with solo group travel trips. They key is Finding a good travel group because they aren’t all created equal and you can’t just vibe with everyone but it is good to try it.

    • Ayishia
      Reply

      Kiwi,

      You are so right about that. Some are geared towards a younger “turn up” crowd while some can be about the cultural experience and giving back. Research is definitely key when finding the group that works best for your travel needs.

  • Tiffany Heard
    Reply

    Yes, I love solo group trips. I tell people all the time you can travel solo and not feel alone. My first solo group trip was a study abroad trip with 12 other women and we are still really good friends to this day!

    • Kei
      Reply

      Hey Tiffany! I love that! & You’re absolutely right!

  • Jalisa
    Reply

    I need to check out this group. My friends tend to be flakey and leave me with no vacay at all!

    • Kei
      Reply

      Hi Jalisa,

      Yes! Our trips are great with friends or Solo. You should check out our Mexico trip!

  • Gina
    Reply

    Love this article and it’s so true about group and solo travel!
    Don’t wait for your friends or partner to get out and see the world do it now!

    • Kei
      Reply

      Hey Gina!
      Exactly! You have to live for you!

  • Natasha
    Reply

    Traveling solo is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I just did a group trip with solo travelers to Morocco and I had a great time. As with travel WITH people you know, there were pros and cons, but I wouldn’t have done NEARLY as much stuff if I tried to coordinate with people I knew.

    • Kei
      Reply

      Natasha,

      That’s so true! Solo travel can be so liberating. I bet Morocco was amazing!

  • Afro Muslimah
    Reply

    I absolutely love solo trips and really enjoyed this post!!

    • Kei
      Reply

      We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading.💕

  • Arnitris
    Reply

    I’ve done many things alone, but never travel. The thought is really intriguing. I think I will have to add to my bucket list.

    • Kei
      Reply

      Arnitris,

      You most definitely should! You’ll be surprised how liberating it feels.

  • Kasi
    Reply

    This sounds like a great option for those who want the best of both worlds, like you said! I have a pretty big group of girlfriends who love traveling, so I never really consider solo travel, but it’s good to know about other options like this!

  • Katherine G
    Reply

    Solo group trips sounds like fun. I would love to do this one day

  • MIMI Robinson
    Reply

    This sounds like the absolute best of both worlds. I am all for it. I want to do controller solo travel, especially out of the country.

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