Going on a singles holiday to the USA can be a daunting experience. It can also be expensive, as some companies charge single supplements. However, there are other travel firms, such as Grand American Adventures, that offer incredible group tours without charging extras to those travelling alone.
Partaking in a group tour can have a host of benefits – let’s take a look:
Ready-made group of friends
One of the most challenging aspects of travelling abroad on your lonesome is dealing with the fear, and the reality of, being on your own. No matter how adventurous you are, if you’re sat alone in a hotel room in the middle of a huge city with no one to talk to it can be difficult.
There are no such worries on a group tour as you’ll be travelling with like-minded folk of a similar age – meaning that whether you’re having the best time of your life (guaranteed) or feeling a bit homesick (possibly), you’ll have people to share your feelings with.
However, just because there are other people on tour with you, doesn’t mean you can’t go off exploring on your own, should you so wish. Unlike when you travel with a partner or friends, the other people on the tour won’t be relying on you for anything – that’s what the guides are for.
Speaking of guides, one of the main benefits of a group tour is the chance to take advantage of people with a huge amount of local knowledge, who can show you the most fun things to do that you wouldn’t necessarily discover by yourself.
They can also advise you on what to watch out for, helping you to stay safe and happy – something that can be a concern for people travelling alone (especially women).
Another benefit of having someone else taking care of your itinerary is that you don’t have to concern yourself with logistics and ideas – you simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Of course, as mentioned above, there’s always the scope to do your own thing and, because you get the chance to read through the itinerary fully beforehand, there shouldn’t be any nasty surprises.
With someone else doing the driving, you also don’t need to worry if you want to drink or are feeling too tired – simply doze off in the back as the miles roll past.
In terms of itineraries, there are so many different choices in the USA. From visiting enormous cities like New York to lazing on sandy beaches in California and from trekking through sprawling national parks to gambling in Sin City, there are myriad adventures waiting to be had in America.
The key to enjoying a successful group tour wherever you choose to visit is to go with a company like Grand American Adventures that focuses on small numbers of people at a time. Only having a dozen people to care for, means reduced waiting times, a more personal experience and increased flexibility over where to go and what to see and do, whether it’s driving along Route 66 or checking out the view from the rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise.
If you want to see the USA alone, there’s no finer way to do it.