Like never before, travel has been stopped dead in its tracks, as COVID-19 takes the world into its grip – with travel plans thwarted. And now, maybe for your first time ever, you’re in self-isolation. If you’ve never travelled alone and something’s been holding you back, could a dose of self-isolation be just what you need to prove to yourself you’ve got what it takes to travel solo?

 

What’s in store for you when you join Aussie solo travellers? American, Brit, Canadian, or anywhere else outside of Australia? Curious about changing it up, and taking off with some Aussies?  Traveling solo, and meeting up with Aussies along the way  - you’re in for a unique experience! And, even more, the best tours f ...

When it comes to things to do in Italy the options seem endless.  My list of best things to do in Italy are solo inspired; just some of my favourite experiences in Italy that have left unfading memories.  When you’re planning a trip to Italy the one thing to remember is a ‘less is more approach’ may be the best way to enjoy your travels. So much of what enjoying touring Italy is about soaking up the atmosphere and enjoy the simple pleasures.

Am I too old to solo travel at over 60?

Learn why, you’re not too old and there’s no better time to solo travel. With a surge now for the over 60 travel age group you’re not alone. And you’re not alone when it comes to fears or challenges, whatever it is that’s holding you back.

Is getting a travel visa a daunting prospect? Have you heard stories about visa applications that turn you off the idea of visiting a country that has a visa obligation? Or at least, dreading the process? Would it be nice to know that it may not be as complicated as you’ve heard, or that finding the right information ...

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 ...

Like a short cut to some answers to your questions about cruising with Royal Caribbean? Here’s some easy to remember tips to know before you go. You may not even know you want to know but when you do you’ll be glad for the heads up.  And as I’m all about cruising solo, there’s a few extra tips for singles cruising. P ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Australian Owned

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.

Age-Matched Groups

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.