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Should You Travel Solo Or With Friends?

The timeless debate for those looking to make travel plans is whether to travel alone or with a group.

Solo travel has it’s benefits.

You can go where you want when you want, and do what you want exactly how you want to do it.

It can get lonely and you’ll have no one to fallback on when times are tough.

Travelling with friends has it’s own benefits.

There’s always someone to talk to, and you can share in your experiences.

But, you will have to make compromises and balance your interests with the groups.

Still not sure what to do?

Try taking this quiz to see which path you’re more suited for.

  • In a crowded place do you…

    • try to find a more quiet spot?
    • take the opportunity to meet new people?
    • look for familiar faces?
  • Does international travel seem intimidating to you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are you in a relationship?

    • Yes
    • No
  • How do you react when things are not going to plan?

    • I turn lemons in to lemonade
    • I ask for help
    • I try to force my way through and hope everything turns out ok
    • I follow the crowd
  • Are you comfortable making friends with strangers?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes
  • Are you on a strict budget?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are you interested in learning a new language while travelling?

    • Yes
    • No
  • When you disagree with someone do you…

    • go with your own decision no matter what?
    • try to compromise?
    • give up and do it their way?
  • Do you get homesick?

    • Yes
    • No
  • What are you looking to get out of your trip?

    • introspection
    • Partying and/or relaxation
    • education
  • How do you like to plan?

    • I like a structured schedule
    • I like to make things up as I go
  • When someone in your group is upset do you…

    • avoid them?
    • try to appeal to their emotions?
    • offer advice, and move on regardless of how they take it?
    • take a time out to listen to them?


Written by James Finn

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