Going Solo Or Small Group Travel
Travelers often have to make the decision of whether to go with a small group or to travel alone. One isn't necessarily better than the other, but there are some advantages and disadvantages to each. Before deciding whether or not you should go solo or with a small group when you travel, ask yourself these questions below.
How Do You Feel About Being With A Small Group Of People?
If you plan on traveling with a small group, you will likely be with a group of people that you don't know, but will be experiencing everything together. Those that are extroverted may have no problem with this. In fact, they tend to be very comfortable and are quickly able to make new friends. For those that are introverted it may have the opposite effect. They tend to feel uncomfortable and may not have as good of a time and being around the same group of people day in and day out can be exhausting for them.
Where Are You Going?
It's not always feasible to travel solo. In some countries it's just too dangerous. In these instances you're better off traveling with a small group that will include a tour guide that speaks the language and knows where to go and where to stay away from. It can also be helpful to have a few other people with you if you do run into trouble.
Do You Have A Budget?
As far as money goes, the cost of your vacation will vary quite a bit if you took a solo trip versus being with a small group. In general, small group travel tends to cost more. Often times this has to do with everything being included such as a tour guide and transportation. There often is no wiggle room in the price, but the piece of mind of knowing that everything is taken care of is a huge perk for some travelers. If you do choose to travel by yourself, you won't be able to take advantage of group discounts at attractions and double occupancy rates at hotels. However, you can pick and choose where you want to go, which will allow you to save some money. You wonÃ?Â¢??t have to pay to go to an attraction that you would rather not, just because everyone else in the group of people you are traveling with is going.
How Much Planning Do You Want To Do?
One of the main differences between traveling by yourself and traveling in a small group is the amount of planning you will need to do. When you travel with a small group the itinerary is often taken care of for you. Your trip is planned out so you don't have to figure out what's on the agenda for the day. When you travel solo you need to do all of the planning yourself which can be a hassle for some.