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March 21, 2024 10 mins

Do you love to travel, but don’t love waiting on other people to commit? Do you feel like you often have to skip things you’re interested in because your travel partner(s) aren’t interested in the same experiences?  

Then the biggest trend in travel might be just what you’re looking for.

Solo travel is on the rise. So if you’ve been flirting with the idea of hitting that “book now” button, without having to coordinate with others or compromise on what you really want to see and do, then this episode is for you!

Today, Angie Orth shares the many joys of solo travel, and why this one-person globe-trotting trend is on the rise.

You’ll hear why booking solo is becoming more popular, and how travel companies are accommodating travel for one. You’ll learn what’s motivating people to book a seat for one, and how the stigma is shifting. You’ll also hear expert tips for staying safe and learn where to start if you’re thinking of taking the solo travel plunge. 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Why solo travel is trending now (3:20)
  • The top reasons why people are choosing to travel on their own (4:19)
  • Being realistic about traveling on your own (5:42)
  • Tips for staying safe when traveling solo (7:22)
  • Where to start if you want to dip into the solo trend (8:40)


Forbes article:

Film Eat, Pray, Love: Murphy, R., Gardner, D. and Salt, J. (2010) Eat, pray, love. Sony Pictures Entertainment. 

Film: Wild: Jean-Marc Vallée. (2015) Wild. Twentieth century Fox Home Entertainment. 

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Past Episodes Referenced:

Part I: Has Social Media Ruined Travel? With JoAnna Haugen and B.A. Van Sise:

Part II: Has Social Media Ruined Travel? Featuring Jeff Jenkins:

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