All Episodes

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)

Resources:

Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherelliott/2023/11/19/why-2024-will-be-the-year-of-the-solo-traveler---and-what-it-means-for-you/

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. 

PBS Newshour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laYg4cjqYb0

The Today Show: https://www.today.com/video/solo-travel-is-taking-off-a-look-at-the-unexpected-vacation-trend-202831429887

Survey, Solo Travel World: https://solotravelerworld.com/about/solo-travel-statistics-data/

Study, ASTUTE Analytica: https://www.astuteanalytica.com/industry-report/leisure-travel-market

Survey: Booking.com: https://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4088224.html

Fox 11, Good Day LA: https://www.foxla.com/video/1406956

Fox News:

https://www.foxnews.com/media/solo-travel-tiktoker-details-why-more-people-should-be-taking-solo-trips

Quote, Pamela Holt: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/solo-travel-experts-benefits-traveling-alone-hot-destinations-put-bucket-list

Past Episodes Referenced:

Part I: Has Social Media Ruined Travel? With JoAnna Haugen and B.A. Van Sise: https://blubrry.com/travelingwithaaa/118866486/has-social-media-ruined-travel-with-joanna-haugen-and-ba-van-sise/

Part II: Has Social Media Ruined Travel? Featuring Jeff Jenkins: https://blubrry.com/travelingwithaaa/125696772/part-ii-has-social-media-ruined-travel-featuring-jeff-jenkins/

Connect with Angie:

Website: https://angieaway.com/

Insta: .css-j9qmi7{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;font-weight:700;margin-bottom:1rem;margin-top:2.8rem;width:100%;-webkit-box-pack:start;-ms-flex-pack:start;-webkit-justify-content:start;justify-content:start;padding-left:5rem;}@media only screen and (max-width: 599px){.css-j9qmi7{padding-left:0;-webkit-box-pack:center;-ms-flex-pack:center;-webkit-justify-content:center;justify-content:center;}}.css-j9qmi7 svg{fill:#27292D;}.css-j9qmi7 .eagfbvw0{-webkit-align-items:center;-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;color:#27292D;}


Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Dateline NBC
Who Killed JFK?

Who Killed JFK?

Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to tell the history of America’s greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question ‘Who Killed JFK?’, how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we’re still asking it today.

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Las Culturistas with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang

Ding dong! Join your culture consultants, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang, on an unforgettable journey into the beating heart of CULTURE. Alongside sizzling special guests, they GET INTO the hottest pop-culture moments of the day and the formative cultural experiences that turned them into Culturistas. Produced by the Big Money Players Network and iHeartRadio.

Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.