The freedom and sense of adventure you get from independent travel make Just You holidays an ideal choice for many people. And although you’re going solo, that doesn’t mean you’ll be alone, it’s just your chance to do things your way. But if you’re still unsure whether it’s for you, take our advice before you take the plunge…

An ideal solution

Get the best of both worlds with an escorted tour. You’ll benefit from the experience of knowledgeable Local Guides and experienced Tour Managers and meet new people. However, you’ll still have your own space, with a room of your own and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.

Whether you choose to meet up regularly with your travelling companions or ‘dip in and out’ of activities, you won’t have to worry about anyone else – or devising an itinerary yourself. What could be more relaxing?

The feel-good factor

If you’re looking for something diverting, pleasurable and absorbing to occupy you, don’t reach for the crossword – book a holiday! Researching potential destinations is a fantastic way to keep the brain active, as well as boosting your mood. Start thinking about your trip well in advance and those mood-lifting benefits will last for months. The pleasure is in the planning!

All about me, me, me

Maybe it’s time to be a little selfish! How many hours in the day do you spend trying to make someone else happy, from your boss and colleagues to friends, family and even your social media followers? Instead, put yourself to the top of the list and do exactly what makes you happy – you’ll find it’s a liberating experience!

Leave your comfort zone

Everyone has something that’s a challenge for them – whether it’s travelling solo, trying a new activity (river-rafting, anyone?) or meeting new people. But a supportive environment makes all the difference. Travelling solo is easier when you’re with others doing the same. Trying a new activity is fun when you have new friends to do it with. And meeting new people is much easier over a welcome drink or sightseeing – those shared experiences make conversation easy. When you push yourself out of your comfort zone, all that happens is you end up with a bigger comfort zone! And comfort, relaxation and accomplishment are – after all – what the best holidays are all about.