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Date: 25/02/2013

Singles holidays

Going on holiday alone can seem daunting, but it is actually an incredible way to travel so long as you are prepared. It can help to plan a busy itinerary to ensure that you don't end up kicking your heels and wondering what to do with yourself and although there can be risks associated with travelling alone in certain parts of the world, a few simple precautions can ensure that you stay safe. Whatever kind of holiday you choose, ensuring that you have appropriate insurance cover is vital – you don't want to be on your own in an unfamiliar environment without the coverage you need to resolve any problems which may arise. 

Some single travellers prefer to take a pre-organised trip designed specifically for people travelling alone. Not only do they have packed schedules with plenty of excursions and outings to keep holiday goers entertained and amused, but they also provide great opportunities for people to meet other single holiday makers, make friends and perhaps even find a little romance whilst they are away. 

Many travel packages aimed specifically at single people focus on adventure, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as trekking across America following the freedom trail or horse riding through France. These are ideal for meeting people who share your interests so you get the chance to spend some time with kindred spirits as well as enjoying the chance to pursue an activity that you feel passionate about. 

Another popular type of singles holiday is a learning break where you get to take off and immerse yourself in a subject that appeals to you. Popular courses include wellbeing retreats where travellers can enjoy yoga and meditation, spa treatments and detoxes and even weight loss and boot camp breaks so you can come back from your getaway with a whole new outlook on life. For those with a more creative bent, there are singles holidays which combine getting away from your daily routine with indulging your love of painting, jewellery making, music, dance or any number of other creative activities. 

Sporty singles can tire themselves out with a range of active breaks, from skiing and snowboarding to surfing and scuba diving. Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned sportsperson you can find the perfect holiday to learn how the experts do it, prefect your technique or just push yourself to the limit and challenge your own personal bests.

For those who don't want to be single, there are of course holidays which incorporate elements of all of the above, but with a definite focus on finding love, with parties and opportunities to mingle with your fellow travellers built into the schedule to maximise your chance of meeting someone special and even turning a holiday romance into something a little more lasting.