TRAVEL BLOG

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.