Although traditionally society places pressure on individuals to seek out relationships and marry, being single has many benefits. Among them is the ability to find and understand one’s self. There are many ways to enjoy being single. This is not to say that relationships are bad or that people should avoid them. Mostly, it’s about taking advantage of the alone time to seek clarity and indulge in one’s desires and adventures.
Instead of focusing on what makes a romantic partner happy, singles can focus on finding out what makes them happy. During the last few years, it seems that people are increasingly traveling the world alone. In 2015, solo travelers represented 24% of leisure travel.
On the top of most people’s list is traveling. Whether traveling the world or exploring close to home, singles can take a trip without needing anyone’s vote. Therefore, no compromise exists. The idea is to explore new places, meet new people, and enjoy the idea of doing what one wants to do, instead of compromising what others would like. Traveling alone, however, can be a bit intimidating. Therefore, it is best to do some research to gain an understanding of the destination without turning down the idea of moving off the comfort zone. A person’s comfort zone is that area that seems safe; however, this feeling of safety often impedes personal growth.
One place that has been growing in popularity for singles’ travel is Colombia. The country’s main cities include Bogota, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Medellin. Among these, Medellin stands out as one of the top spots for travelers. With the country’s growing stability, amazing climate, and beautiful people, the city is a hotspot for singles wanting to experience the City of Eternal Spring. Travelers can learn how to dance salsa, take “criollo” cooking lessons, learn Spanish, visit countless natural reserves, or enjoy the city’s nightlife. The location is a three-hour flight from Miami International Airport, so access and ease of travel are among the top characteristics. For singles visiting the city during the last week of July, the Festival of Flowers is something that cannot be missed.
Need a location without a language barrier? The United Kingdom is a place that is singles-friendly. Along with the access to the language, the country is relatively safe and there are plenty of museums, castles, theaters, and scenic places to visit that do not require a partner. Some of these activities can include self-guided tours following the steps of Sherlock Holmes or visiting the birthplace of the pioneer of modern computer science, Alan Turing. If you are up for some company dating, try joining a network for adult dating while visiting. These are great sites to meet other singles with the idea of no-strings-attached encounters which are perfect for adventurous travelers.
Regardless of the motive, singles can travel the world without having to compromise on anything. They can enjoy each moment and savor. However, even in destinations that people may consider safe, individuals traveling alone should always be aware of their surroundings and follow recommended safety tips. These travel tips include staying connected with friends or family, keeping others informed of your itinerary, and carrying only a copy of important documents, such as a passport. Furthermore, singles traveling alone should learn to trust their instincts. If something feels off, listen to your heart and make the right choice to exit the situation.