Flying Solo

villa-cimbrone-ravello-amalfi-coast-italy-delectable-destinations, Carol Ketelson

There are so many reasons to travel. It opens up new perspectives, teaches you new things, introduces you to new people – and it’s also a great passion to share with a spouse or loved one.

But what if you’re single, divorced, or widowed? Maybe your partner just isn’t into traveling. You might think that international travel is off the menu if you don’t have someone to bring along. Fortunately, that is far from true.
There are so many reasons to travel solo that are often overlooked because women are worried about a million other things!

solo-travel-wine-tours-culinary-tours-italy-spain-carol-ketelson-delectable-destinationsIs it safe?

It is definitely safe to travel alone, even as a single woman. With a little extra vigilance and trust in your intuition, you can travel almost anywhere.

What if my family doesn’t think travel solo is a good idea?

They might be worried, but there are ways to stay in touch while you’re away. Besides, this is a trip for you, not for them.

chef-veronica-villa-la-quercia-tuscany-cooking-classes-carol-ketelson-delectable-destinationsI’ll be too lonely.

Not after you meet great friends along the way!

I’ll get bored.

With so much to see, taste, and do, there’s no chance of that. In fact, you’ll look forward to some solo R&R after a long day of sight-seeing.

girlfriend-getaways-single-women-travel-solo-travel-for-women-small-group-tours-carol-ketelson-delectable-destinationsI’m not good at meeting new people.

That may be the case at home, but you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to meet new people when you travel. What’s great is that you all have something in common – you love to experience new things in new places!

The benefits of traveling alone…

With no one to please but yourself, the pressure is off. Take the time to compose beautiful photos, read a book, and spend time with the most important person in your life – YOU!

italy-travel-venice-small-group-tours-single-women-travel-delectable-destinations-carol-ketelsonAn ideal option if you’re interested in traveling without someone you know but don’t want to be completely solo is to try a group trip – but not just any old cookie-cutter bus tour with 20 or 30 people.

Find a company like Delectable Destinations that caters to small groups of 4-7 people and specializes in taking care of all the details so you don’t have to. You’ll make friends with like-minded people and have insider experiences you’d never find on your own.

So next time you have the urge to travel, don’t worry about going solo. The world awaits!


Carol Ketelson is the owner and operator of Delectable Destinations LLC. Dedicated to planning, co-ordinating and curating customized group tours to hand-picked destinations. As an experienced travel planner, Carol’s customized itineraries, specialized tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences create memorable journeys for her small groups of singles, couples, divorced, widowed and solo travelers seeking exceptional trips into the culture and cuisine of destinations around the world. Spring and Fall bookings invite travelers to taste delectable local cuisine, culturally rich traditions and mesmerizing sights. For over 10 years, Carol’s tours have captured the true essence of Tuscany, the Amalfi CoastPugliaSpainIreland and India.

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