Solo Travel Posts

Welcome to the Solo Travel posts.

Have you ever felt ‘singled out’ because you weren’t coupled? And if the answer is ‘yes’, or ‘maybe’, do you think it’s impacted your travel choices? When I started my company for single travellers, I felt an unspoken bias for couples travelling over singles.  And I knew it was making some single people feel uneasy tr ...

Solo travel and dining alone are a given that they go hand in hand.  But is the fear, or dislike of dining alone mean you’re missing out?  Or worse – you’re not travelling solo because the idea of dining alone is stopping you in your tracks?  Just because you’re travelling solo, shouldn’t mean you forfeit a dining expe ...

One of the big road blocks to taking off on solo travels is safety. If you don’t feel safe travelling solo, then you’re probably not likely to ‘go it alone’. So, how can you know if your destination is safe, or can you ever really know?It’s not possible to cover safety for all the 100’s if not 1000’s of travelling scen ...

'Quacking' the code for cancer. How a simple idea from one family owned winery in Tassie creates a great afternoon out, and it’s all for a good cause. At Puddleduck Winery, a boutique family owned winery they’re doing everything right. An energy neutral winery, a unique Reverse BYO®, friendly family service, superb Ta ...

Tips for planning, and tips for touring – if they are easy, you’ll remember them, and hopefully act on them too. Direct from the crew at Encounter Travel - we’ve got our one liner tips for an easy read.

Being on Safari is like an addiction. The more you see the more you want to see. It feels like you just can’t get enough. Driving across the border from Namibia to Botswana, you enter the game park. With hardly a moment passing since driving into the park, two elephants grazing!  The amazement has just begun. Journeyi ...

Tanna Island, Vanuatu revealed something new to me about the South Pacific that I didn’t expect.When you think of South Pacific, what’s your first thought?  Does it conjure up images of lazing poolside at an island resort enjoying local hospitality, destressing from your busy days back home?   And which island paradise ...

Never chance time when you’ve got a flight to catch.  You’re off to a good start – arriving to the airport with plenty of time to spare. But, that’s just stage 1 to reaching your flight on time. Stage 2 is making sure that between check-in and your flight departure you make it to your boarding gate on time. Sounds simple enough, right?

Since 2006

We've already racked up 13 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.

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100% Australian; we 'get' the Australian travel style. And, better still, our arms are open to welcome our friends from other countries around the world, who'd like to travel with friendly Aussies.

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Our Solos Only trips are age-matched - it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single
travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.