Yes, you read that correctly! I know solo and group sound like complete contradictions, but hear me out. It’s a popular misconception that group trips are rigid and filled with activities you have no interest in, but BABE – it’s really not like that AT ALL!
Solo group trips combine the best of both worlds. You still have plenty of flexibility and freedom like you’d get if you went alone, but with the added bonus of having someone to share the experience (and cost) with if you want it.
Still require a bit more convincing? As the unofficial ambassador for solo group trips, here’s my list of top 5 reasons solo group trips are the best way to travel.
No more FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
If you’ve spent any amount of time on Tiktok or the gram (Instagram), I know you’ve seen endless vacation content pop up on your feed.
Are you the kind to skip over them or give the insta-worthy snap a passive-aggressive double-tap; knowing you’re salty AF? Well, no more sulking in your saltiness!
By joining the group trip, you can be THAT girl posting all of the “Living My Best Life” photos.
Stop putting your life on hold waiting for your friends and book the trip sis!
There’s Safety in Numbers.
Have you been thinking about booking a solo trip for a while but the idea of being completely alone in a new country terrifies you?
Listen, that is a perfectly normal reaction given the circumstances. Solo group trips can be just the confidence boost you need, to test the waters. Travelling in a group gives you reassurance and protection in your tribe, but still allows for independence if you choose. You aren’t confined to sticking to a strict plan, and more often, alone-time is often factored into your itinerary.
Everything is Planned for You
Is there really anything better than hassle-free, worry-free travel?
This point could’ve really been a post on its own. Have you ever tried orchestrating your own travel plans? It can be overwhelming at best, and downright impossible at its worst. Especially if you are planning your own international trip. As someone who recently started planning a lot of my own trips over the last 3 months, I can tell you – IT’S WORK.
There are so many variables at play; for example: “will you have transportation from the airport?”, “what do you do if your flight lands earlier than your check-in time?”, “how can you tell if the excursions you booked are legit?”, “what are the COVID requirements?”, “who do you contact if something does not go as planned?”.
I could go on and on, because the list of potential headaches just doesn’t end. Thankfully, with solo group trips, all of these things are taken care of, for you. Yep! You can truly kick back, relax, and enjoy your trip from the minute you touch down.
Try New Things
We can sometimes (painfully) be creatures of habit.
Visit the same places, eat the same food, shake our rumps to the same music. Why? Because we don’t know what we don’t know. New people can put you on to new experiences you never even knew you liked. More than that, getting out of your comfort zone causes you to grow and expand your perspective. How will you know what you’re made of if you never get out of your comfort zone?
New Friends – Who ‘Dis?
Do anyone else’s friends let them down time after time? I completely understand that life happens, and funds aren’t always there, but it can be very discouraging when you are continually told “next time”.
The beauty of solo group trips is that women, just like you, have come together for a similar goal – travel.
The most beautiful aspect of solo-group trips is the strong bond and connection established with the like-minded women in beautiful countries embarking on remarkable experiences.
Who else can better relate than the women you’re travelling with? The stories you’ll have, and the laughter you’ll share, is bound to open the doors to new meaningful friendships. And guess what? You may just find yourself a travel buddy in the process.
With more millennial women of colour (than ever) having access to disposable income, it’s never been a better time to travel. If you’re tired of your friends getting your hopes up, only to flam on you at the last minute, it’s time you gave solo group travel a try.
Ready to get oouuutssiiiiiide? Check out the group trips tab to see what destinations Luxe Tribes has coming up next.
About the Author:
Ayishia is a self-proclaimed Charleston native and pseudo digital nomad. After quitting her job in 2020 on the belief that there’s more than one way to make a living, she now lives life on her own terms. Connect with her on her website ayishiaparsley.com