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Top 3 Reasons to Travel Solo

by Barracuda Style February 20, 2017

Top 3 Reasons to Travel Solo

Sometimes the best company is yourself. If you’re thinking of finally taking that solo trip you’ve always dreamed of, here are three great reasons to overcome your doubts, pack up your Barracuda carry-on (we hope!) and hit the road.


  1. Meet New People. Traveling in a group is a great way to bond with the folks you’re traveling with, but it’s also a great excuse not to expand your horizons and meet amazing new people.


Getting to know new people from other cultures is one of the most enriching and eye-opening aspects of travel, and going solo leaves you with no other choice but to branch out. Wanna make sure you have at least a couple of social events planned along the way? is a great way to find people who share your interests in virtually any city in the world.


  1. Challenge Yourself. Traveling alone certainly can present a challenge -- which is exactly why it’s a great idea. Build your confidence, practice a new language, improve your travel skills, and experience the thrill of those beautifully unexpected bumps in the road. Check out these three apps that can help you get the most out of your travel adventure:


  • Culture Compass can help you learn basic information about the history, customs, and attractions of your next destination.
  • Duolingo is famous enough that you’ve probably already heard of it, but it deserves kudos because it’s hands down the best language learning app out there.
  • Foodspotting can help you find great restaurants and truly experience the culinary culture of your destination.


  1. Go With The Flow. Anyone who has ever traveled with friends or family knows how frustrating compromising on the itinerary can be. Little Billy wants to go to the water park, Aunt Edie never shuts up about antiquing, and all you want is one spirited hour at Ye Olde Bell Tavern. Well, guess what? If you’d just gone solo, you’d be at that pub right now. Going stag is your chance to make your own choices. And once you arrive, you’ll have the freedom to go with the flow and change your plans without disappointing anyone. Not sure what to do with all that new-found freedom? Jauntaroo is a self-proclaimed “vacation matchmaker” that suggests destinations based on your interests.


Have any solo travel stories to share? Leave a comment -- we’d love to hear from you!

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