What is it like to travel single

Traveling alone: ​​what is so great about a single holiday?

Do you belong to the overwhelming majority of Germans who spend their vacation with a spouse or partner or are even on the go in a larger group, with family or friends? Then you will have probably asked yourself: What do single travelers find so great about traveling alone?

What is so great about wandering lonely through ravines and forests, sitting in a restaurant in silence without company or always having an empty seat next to you in a double beach chair?

The online travel platform Opodo has now surveyed 10,000 travelers from eight countries to shed light on the solo vacation. The main result of the survey: on an international average, only eleven percent travel unaccompanied, with Germans it is twelve percent, with US Americans at least 24 percent, with Portuguese only four percent.

The perfect age for a single vacation

If you take a closer look at the German travel soloists, it is noticeable that older and younger people don't like to go on vacation alone. Only five percent of those over 55 consider an unaccompanied trip to be a good idea, compared with 18 percent of those under the age of 24. According to the survey, the perfect age for a solo trip is 33 years.

Those who have little travel experience shy away from being a loner on vacation, and those who are older and have traveled a lot have evidently long abandoned any romantic notions of traveling alone. In other words: At some point you will be out of old age to indulge in the true joys of solo travel like someone in your mid-thirties.

If you add one and one together, you of course know which joys are meant, which actual intentions are hidden behind the "willingness to experiment", which 15 percent of German solo travelers give as a motive for their single vacation and even 28 percent of Italians, 32 percent of French and 44 percent of Americans.