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Do you prefer to travel alone or in a group?

  1. Melbourne31 profile image60
    Melbourne31posted 5 years ago

    I believe that each of us have reasons why we prefer to travel alone or in a group. I want to hear your opinions. smile

    1. WriteAngled profile image83
      WriteAngledposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like travelling on my own, because then I have full control over what I want to see and do. I also hate the fake socialising that one is forced to do when with a group. Unfortunately, the costs of solo travel are usually so much greater.

      Since my partner died, though, travelling in a group is also much more expensive because the travel companies want to rip me off for a huge single supplement, while assigning me the worst room in the hotel.

      To be honest, I've given up travelling on extended holidays. I now intend just to take off for a couple of days at a time, as and when I feel like it, mainly to explore my own beautiful country. Also, I do attend workshops and courses away from home. The prices for these usually assume that people are coming on their own. To be honest, I also find it more interesting and rewarding to learn things then trekking round ticking off items seen on a list of tourist sights.

    2. CoffeeandJazz profile image61
      CoffeeandJazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Traveling with my family or friends is way more fun than going alone. It also offers a form of protection. Pick pockets and common thieves are more likely to target you if you are alone.

  2. Lisa HW profile image73
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Close to home (and sometimes not so close to home), alone.  "Really far":  With one other person (possibly two).  If there's one thing that I can't stand is going anywhere (near or far) in a group.   big_smile

  3. rob_allen profile image84
    rob_allenposted 5 years ago

    It depends on the purpose. But I always like to travel on my own. This way I will be able to meet cool people somewhere along the way. smile

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    alone. When I travel to another place, I walk and walk and walk so others might not like that.

  5. silverstararrow profile image83
    silverstararrowposted 5 years ago

    It depends on the purpose and the places I plan to visit. For a fun-filled holiday trip, I'd like to have a group of close friends and family to enjoy with. However, more often than naught, I'd prefer to travel alone to places of my choosing that I want to see for reasons more than fun. I've had numerous experiences of visiting a museum or a historical place, with my friends rushing away after a quick look and me wandering about still. There are some things that not everyone appreciates, and can be fully enjoyed only when one can savor it on his own.

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    always alone big_smile

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In a group would be a total drag...but to share anything with your love, especially a love you've never known before, is an experience beyond compare...And I so love and adore my soulmate...

  7. rachelingram3 profile image60
    rachelingram3posted 5 years ago

    I prefer to travel with friends and/or family. Fair enough I like my own time but think that travelling can be some of the best moments in your life so it is always good to share them with other people.
    however, i can see the appeal of travelling alone... as this way your itinerary can suit yourself rather than having to try and please everyone else as well.

  8. ocbill profile image58
    ocbillposted 5 years ago

    I prefer to meet people while traveling and group up with them since I am a guy.
    I know it can be dangerous like that film "Taken" where a teen meets a nice French guy who turns out to be a _ex trade criminal.

  9. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 5 years ago

    I love traveling with my husband so we can share experiences. Years ago I loved traveling with our daughters in Europe and Britain. I don't like the idea of organised tours as we enjoy being flexable with our time .
    We are planning a trip to Europe next year as well as Canada/USA & would love to do it in a campervan .
    We are exploring Australia at the moment !

  10. nicole-cw profile image77
    nicole-cwposted 5 years ago

    Definitely as a group! It’s much more fun traveling as a group. I love traveling with my family or friends. We can enjoy the beautiful scenery and taste the local cuisine together. Best of all, to go shopping together and hunt for souvenirs to bring back home. Furthermore, we can take care of each other big_smile

  11. MomsTreasureChest profile image90
    MomsTreasureChestposted 5 years ago

    I like to do both, it mostly depends on place, length of trip and whether I've been there before.

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    Gerryw80posted 5 years ago

    I prefer being in the middle of the two options, dont like to travel alone, nor in a large group. I am best off with my favourite travell companion, or a few friends. Whats the fun in travelling alone when you cant share your joy?

  13. profile image50
    Gerryw80posted 5 years ago

    Travelling on my own! you get all the space and independence, you get your privacy, no mood swings you gotta bear with your travell companions, no lagging behind for any reasons, the world is your oyester:D

  14. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    Both - There are things I love to do with my family but then there are things I love to do alone.  Especially if I know they are not interested.  When I was single with no child I always traveled alone.  I was never into group tours or anything like that.

  15. ComfortB profile image87
    ComfortBposted 5 years ago

    It depends on the purpose of the trip. I like travelling with my friends 'cause we get to focus on our interests. When you travel with family (husband, kids, in-law etc.) you end up being the caretaker during the trip and miss out on really enjoying yourself.
    But, if the trip is a cruise, travelling with others in a group makes it a lot more fun.

  16. Li Galo profile image78
    Li Galoposted 5 years ago

    I like to travel with my family.  We spend time together and we also take time to spend a part of the day on our own before meeting up again.  This, to me, is the best of both worlds.  You have the security of having those you love with you but you also have the adventure of exploring a new place on your own and connecting more with the locals that way.

  17. Thelma Alberts profile image90
    Thelma Albertsposted 5 years ago

    It depends on the purpose of my travel. Alone, when I think my friends are not interested in what I want to see. In groups when its only bonding with friends or family. I don´t like to travel when my companions  are only up to (window) shopping at the mall. Not my cup of tea.

  18. kashmir-ladakh profile image60
    kashmir-ladakhposted 5 years ago

    If it is a leisure travel i prefer to take my family or friends along with me so i can enjoy traveling more.

  19. Aussieteacher profile image69
    Aussieteacherposted 5 years ago

    I am a solo traveller, mostly, by choice.  Then I choose what to do, when to do it and am  not 'controlled' by others.   I have travelled to and in China on my own, South Korea, Bali and am currently driving around Australia on my own.  I do venture sometimes, with others, but usually regret it later.  I prefer to sleep in a room on my own, because I wake earlier, and write - most of my friends sleep for two to three hours longer than me.  I take many photographs so usually am a straggler in a group.  I do like to enjoy an evening meal with company though.

  20. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 5 years ago

    I like to travel alone, mainly because I have had several bad experiences traveling with others. I hardly ever travel with family, because they don't have a whole lot of money to travel. When I get the chance to travel I usually go with friends. Which usually means, I want to go on a trip, and they want to go along.

    But, when I go with friends, we never end up doing any of the things that I want to do. Well, it starts out as what I want to do, and then I get the. "I'm bored." Lets do something else speech. Then we end up doing all of the stuff that they want to do, and more time doing that, than the stuff I wanted to do. So, I finally told all my friends. "IF you want to go on this trip..You can follow me in your own car." Which lead to them never going on another trip with me again. They were basically mooching rides, and, never offered to take me anywhere. It was always my car, and my time.

    So, now that I go by myself, I am free to do whatever I want, and stay out as long as I want. I would like to have someone go with me, but, I know better not to. The only travel companion I had who never asked for anything was my brother. He loved going on my trips, and never asked for anything.

  21. jessonMaroon profile image60
    jessonMaroonposted 5 years ago

    Well, i use to travel alone. If you wish to travel with your friends, you might not visit the location which you want to visit and might visit those location which you never wanted to.

    So, i usually prefer to travel alone. Yeah, of course, with someone special, but, not with them, which may  destruct your plan.

  22. ThompsonPen profile image79
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    I love both! I think they both have their advantages.
    I always want to share my experiences with other people. I want them to go along on adventures with me so they can get out of life what I am. I also happen to be terrified of flying, so it keeps me slightly calmer during the flight. And I have been known to visit some where and decided I'm setting up camp there for the next few years, so having a friend with me helps me come home as well.
    I do however, really enjoy traveling by myself. I believe a person learns a lot in solitude, and venturing out of the comfort zone on their lonesome. I love it. I love how refreshed I feel when I returned, knowing I have given my mental and spiritual self a good amount of attention.

  23. 2uesday profile image80
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I have a travelling companion who fortunately is my husband. I doubt I would venture far without him as I dislike airports and it helps to have someone reliable with me.

  24. ChandlerBlack profile image59
    ChandlerBlackposted 2 years ago

    I think one should try both at least once in their life regardless their preferences.

  25. wasich profile image59
    wasichposted 2 years ago

    I think It would be good If you leave for travelling with our friend as you would have hefty of things to do and enjoy with your friends

  26. Travelbourne profile image60
    Travelbourneposted 2 months ago

    I prefer to travel alone with my family ; the reason is if you are in the group there is a chance you may or may not be able to go to the place of your choice and enjoy that much although you are spending.

  27. sudhirtanwar profile image59
    sudhirtanwarposted 46 hours ago

    I always try to travel alone because I like running and most of the destination covered by through running so most people don't like to travel with me.