Welcome to part one of our solo travel series. In this series we aim to shine a light on the ups, downs and downright incredible moments that you can experience as a solo traveller. Solo travel truly is one of the most rewarding ways to explore the world and immerse yourself in new cultures. So although a fear of travelling solo is fairly common for various reasons, we want to show that traveling alone can be fulfilling, life-changing and rewarding.
For part one of our solo travel series we have reached out to some of the world’s most inspirational travel bloggers, to hear from them, on the best holiday destinations for solo travel. Whether you would rather travel solo around a bustling city, or bask in the sunshine on a beautiful beach, here are the best places to travel to alone.
Vila Joya, Estrada da Galé, 8201-917 Albufeira, Portugal
Vila Joya, a home, restaurant, and spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is the Algarve’s best kept secret. Vila Joya means “House of Joy” and is named after Joy Jung, the sole owner. As one of the leading luxury hotels of the world, impeccable service and elegantly appointed rooms are a given. But it is the gourmet restaurant led by Austrian chef Dieter Koschina that draws gourmet food lovers from around the world to its doors. The only restaurant in Portugal to make the top 50 on San Pellegrino’s list of the World’s Best Restaurants, Koschina’s daily changing menu is a complete and utter sensory delight. This is our review from a sublime day spent at Vila Joya in June.
Luxury cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular with passenger numbers up significantly last year. The sheer range, scale and variety offered by the world’s best luxury cruise lines has ensured that there is something for everyone. With voyages around the world from glorious Mediterranean luxury cruises, to remarkable expeditions in Antarctica, and adventures in the Far East, no dream holiday destination is out of reach. Outdated notions about luxury cruises being boring, old-fashioned, or stuffy, certainly do not apply here, and with incredible prices there is nothing stopping you!