Do you prefer to travel alone or in a group?

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  1. Melbourne31 profile image59
    Melbourne31posted 11 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 image75
      WriteAngledposted 11 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.

      1. NIMIDAM profile image61
        NIMIDAMposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        i love to travel alone because its give me vibes to learn alone from the life

      2. syedmazharshah profile image41
        syedmazharshahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I do agreed with you, But some time you would love to enjoy travel alone to feel nature smile

    2. CoffeeandJazz profile image61
      CoffeeandJazzposted 10 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.

    3. tanvijain21 profile image60
      tanvijain21posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Since I am a people's person, I like to travel with others. However, I don't like being a part of a very large group. For me, a few close ones do the trick!

    4. micadeolu profile image38
      micadeoluposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This depends on the goal of such journey. Then if it's to spend my leasure, I'd rather love to go with my heart throb.

    5. Ranjan dhar1 profile image61
      Ranjan dhar1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Tourism should not be seen not only as a means of entertainment but it is one of the greatest way to achieve knowledge about the nature itself!

      It helps us to understand history, philosophy, science, biology and virtually everything under the sky.

    6. syedmazharshah profile image41
      syedmazharshahposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I think that’s because I’m an extrovert. Sometimes I get bored travelling alone, even though I enjoy single moments as well.

    7. vizzykiddo profile image61
      vizzykiddoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      “If you have to wait for someone to travel with you, you may end up waiting a life time!”

  2. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 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 image70
    rob_allenposted 11 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 image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 11 years ago

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

  5. silverstararrow profile image78
    silverstararrowposted 11 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 11 years ago

    always alone big_smile

    1. bbnix profile image60
      bbnixposted 11 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 11 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 image53
    ocbillposted 11 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 image62
    freecampingaussieposted 11 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 image82
    nicole-cwposted 11 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 image85
    MomsTreasureChestposted 11 years ago

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

  12. profile image53
    Gerryw80posted 11 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 image53
    Gerryw80posted 11 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 image95
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 11 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 image88
    ComfortBposted 11 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 image77
    Li Galoposted 11 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 image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 11 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 image59
    kashmir-ladakhposted 10 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 image66
    Aussieteacherposted 10 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 image78
    brimancandyposted 10 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 image59
    jessonMaroonposted 10 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 image65
    ThompsonPenposted 10 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 image67
    2uesdayposted 10 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 image60
    ChandlerBlackposted 7 years ago

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

  25. wasich profile image60
    wasichposted 7 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 image59
    Travelbourneposted 5 years 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 image60
    sudhirtanwarposted 5 years 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.

  28. dredcuan profile image92
    dredcuanposted 5 years ago

    I only prefer to travel in a group if and only if these people have the same interests as mine.  Interests such as trying something new when it comes to food especially the authentic cuisines of the place, traveling to famous landmarks, etc.  I better not to go with a group if they're up to useless pictures of every structure or street we're going.  It will only kill much of my time as I totally want to enjoy the place by exploring all parts of it.

  29. Theophanes profile image91
    Theophanesposted 5 years ago

    Personally I travel locally (anywhere within New England) and most often I'm alone. I like finding obscure trails, driving into the middle of nowhere, exploring spontaneously, and meeting new people and places on the fly. Most people don't appreciate this lack of planning but sometimes they do and I bring friends or family. Those events are different to me and can either be a lot of fun or a nightmare. If I had the money to travel further, say to a different country, I'd prefer to do so with one friend or lover to share the experience and aid in safety. I would not like a planned group holiday with a group of strangers.... at all.... too confining, too forced, too organized.

  30. profile image0
    Femi Okeowoposted 5 years ago

    I travel alone and I suggest to travel alone because when you are alone you can discover which you want ...when travel in group you have to follow with your group suggestion so i prefer travel alone..I know its cost more but its more comfortable.

  31. Paul Kuehn profile image93
    Paul Kuehnposted 5 years ago

    A lot of people don't like traveling alone because they feel lonely and maybe are afraid to meet new people and experience new things alone.

  32. alejandro89 profile image60
    alejandro89posted 5 years ago

    Of course , travelling alone is better than travelling in a group. I can do whatever want and go wherever I want.  You don't need to ask for approval and have full control over your schedule. As I like nightlife, I have not to be worried about privacy.

  33. Sherry Chapman profile image79
    Sherry Chapmanposted 5 years ago

    I travel solo because everyone I know doesn't care about traveling. I don't understand it. They just have zero desire. So I gave up on them and I go alone. I don't mind it too much. I have seen and done a lot that way. What I will do is tour groups and that works out great for being in a group and not being so alone.

  34. Sharif Rayhan profile image40
    Sharif Rayhanposted 4 years ago

    I think it is not good to go without a girlfriend. Because wherever you go you will want your friends in front of your thoughts and body. So, dear friends are all together.

  35. profile image0
    Teszraposted 4 years ago

    I prefer traveling alone. As mentioned by others, you have full control over what you want to do. There's no compromise. Plus if there's any drama, it's your own drama haha!

  36. profile image52
    Elizabeth Flemingposted 4 years ago

    I lived in China for four years and am now in Saudi.  I teach English as a second language.  I always found that day trips or just hanging around my city was entertaining enough for me.  I usually travel alone but sometimes travelled in a group when the school organized it.  I am a bit of a loner too.  I did travel to Beijing by myself as I was planning to leave China and had not been to Beijing or the Great Wall.  It was a very nice trip and I enjoyed exploring the city on my own.  But overall travelling on my own makes me a bit nervous, so I stay close to home where things are familiar.

  37. profile image51
    Vicky Rizouposted 4 years ago

    for me traveling alone is the best if you are not afraid to get lost with group it s like school.

  38. JorgeCastro91 profile image60
    JorgeCastro91posted 4 years ago

    Alone is the best way

  39. profile image0
    Kamkar sanjuktaposted 4 years ago

    I prefer group. But a small group of my close one's.

  40. profile image53
    Steven C Brewerposted 4 years ago

    As full-time RVers, I prefer that my wife and I plan our own trips. The last time we followed some folks to FL from NC, it was OK. He was still working, so they moved closer to his work. We were just kinda stuck waiting for the month to run out, we had seen all the local stuff and we're ready to roll on!

  41. profile image59
    NnamAriesposted 4 years ago

    I prefer to travel alone, I like to experience things by myself for some reason, they speak to me better that way. I don't mind an occasional company, but we won't necessarily go through our trip together at all times, it can come to be suffocating.

  42. facebook-twitter profile image41
    facebook-twitterposted 4 years ago

    i love travelling with friends .. i belive that you can feel the happiness only when you share it with someone ♡♡

  43. juliopinedez profile image62
    juliopinedezposted 4 years ago

    With your frIends is easier, but if you are alone, always you can discover something more, because everything depends only of you.

  44. profile image0
    Priya Baruaposted 4 years ago

    I've realized from a recent trip to Sydney that I prefer exploring a particular place alone but I want companionship in the transit period. Also, it helps that there is someone to rely on.

  45. couponer-store profile image42
    couponer-storeposted 4 years ago

    I always love travelling with a partner. Not fan of being alone neither like crowd. Being with someone gives you secure feeling and you always have someone to share what you are liking or not. What a beautiful experience travelling is!

  46. Paddygsound profile image94
    Paddygsoundposted 4 years ago

    Travelling alone is my favourite. I tend to do a lot more cruises than anything (hence why my hub is mostly about cruises), but I just find having time by myself to soak in the atmosphere is what I find the most refreshing and heartening.

  47. Mark O Richardson profile image80
    Mark O Richardsonposted 3 years ago

    Group. They can watch your stuff when you go to the bathroom. smile  Also, they are respectful when sitting by you on the plane.

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  49. Nella DiCarlo profile image85
    Nella DiCarloposted 3 years ago

    I enjoy travelling on my own especially to places where there is a lot I want to see at my own pace. I prefer the luxury of my own space in a room too. But I do enjoy trips with friends/partner and experiencing things to build memories together. I have sometimes travelled alone because of a spontaneous decision and to travel for how long and where I want.

  50. profile image0
    Teszraposted 3 years ago

    I like to travel alone because I don't need to compromise with anyone. I can be quite spontaneous and I don't want to be bogged down with a travel partner.

    However, I do enjoy meeting people or other travelers who enjoy going out and doing things together while I'm in a particular location.

    This tends to balance out my need for group socialization without sacrificing personal plans.


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