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The best singles holidays and solo trips

 By Cathy Winston, Editor of 101 Singles Holidays

So you want to take a solo holiday? Join the rest of us! There’s been a huge surge in the numbers of people who want to travel on their own, whether they are single, divorced, widowed or in a relationship but just have different interests to their partner.  This site will provide you with inspiration and guide you to the best companies, including singles holiday specialists.

Of course, you could just buy an air ticket and take off. But we find most people want a plan, and often that means joining a group with similar interests. This is not about lonely hearts getting together in search of love: it’s simply people who choose to travel alone enjoying the company of like-minded travellers.

The biggest growth area right now is singles holidays for over-50s, but I also recommend the best trips for under-40s, over-40s, over-60s and over-70s. You’ll find ideas for single parents, where to holiday after a divorce and the best trips for meeting new people.

I also guide you through the pitfalls of booking a solo holiday: how to find hotels without single supplements, questions to ask before booking and tips for solo females. In my monthly newsletter, I select the latest and best deals on solo travel. It’s free to sign up.

So what interests you? Maybe you want a cruise holiday for singles, a city break, a spa retreat, a beach holiday or an all-inclusive hotel. I have detailed tips on singles holidays in the UK, and in Spain, and the best cheap solo trips.

Many of the group tours featured on the site are small groups guided by an expert in the local region. Often you can avoid paying single supplements by choosing to share with somebody of the same gender. But there are also trips where you can be utterly alone, or pick and choose between time by yourself and time with the group.

You can search by month if you know when you want to travel: January, FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune, JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember, December. Many people are interested in singles holidays over Christmas and New Year as this can be a stressful time to be alone.

– Cathy