Solo Travel During Retirement- Not as Lonely as it Sounds

Retirement is your chance to get out and see the world. There is so much information out there about travel that it shouldn’t be difficult for you to find everything that you’ve ever wanted. For some retirees, traveling alone is the norm. Others might find it difficult to enjoy themselves or feel self-conscious or lonely about having to take grand vacations on their own. The great thing about solo travel is that you don’t have anyone else to worry about. You can do exactly what you want, when you want, and change your mind at any second without having to answer to someone.


I travel a lot with my husband, but some of the best trips I’ve taken have been ones I’ve taken by myself. We have been many places and seen the world together. Creating memories is a lot of fun. However, I once took a cruise to the Caribbean on my own, and it was a great experience. My husband and I had already been once but I wanted to go again, so I did. While I was cruising, I made some great new friends, relaxed and got some time away from it all, and had all the fun that I could have possibly wanted.


It’s great when you have a spouse, family members, or friends to travel with. Don’t get me wrong. I’d always rather travel with someone than by myself. It just creates a more enjoyable experience. However, if you are in a position to take trips alone, you shouldn’t think of it as a lonely experience. You need to see the potential in this type of vacation and take from it what you can. Don’t focus on the part where you’re alone in a negative light. Get out there, explore new places, and have fun. Make friends when you can and talk to strangers every once in a while. You might be surprised at just how much fun you can have on a solo vacation if you just give it a chance.