A solo holiday – starting my adventures in Europe!
Starting my solo adventure in Europe just made sense. Where in the world I was going to… check!
There were still so many places I hadn’t been to, so I started looking. I was so used to the way I’d planned holidays in the past, that I automatically started in the same way again.
I grabbed brochures from some local travel shops and did some online research with other companies. That’s what I usually did for holidays that were long haul with family or shorter trips with friends.
I soon figured out (after a couple of searches and flicking through those brochures), that doing things in this way was not necessarily the best idea on this occasion.
Let the research begin
If I took the time to do some proper research, I was certain that I could find more suitable options. With a lot of accommodation types “based on 2 people sharing”, I began to realise there were not as many choices for people wanting to travel alone.
Companies like Solos Holidays, First Choice or Contiki cater to people wanting to travel solo – people wanting to join groups made up of other solo travellers. I just didn’t feel they were right for me. I decided to think of how else I could do it. There was one other glaringly obvious choice – package it myself!
I still had to sort out exactly where in Europe I was going to go! I was set on going somewhere I hadn’t been before as I wanted to experience a new place. As I searched, one place (well one picture really) kept popping up.
It had bright white and cream buildings scattered on a cliff and one of those buildings had a smooth blue dome roof. Can you guess? Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about Greece, but in particular, Santorini.
Now, remember I said I didn’t want to go anywhere I’d been before? Well, I hadn’t been to Santorini, but I’d been to Corfu, so technically, I’d been to Greece. Stupid right? I wanted to visit a different country, but no matter where or what else I looked at, searched for or reviewed, I just couldn’t shake that image from my mind.
The views and the beautiful buildings were drawing me in. I did a quick search on Santorini and then saw images with the sunset as the backdrop. It was weird as I began to want that photo – one of the most well-known images you associate with Santorini.
With sunsets a little obsession of mine, it didn’t take long before I was hooked! Well, I said I wanted to be drawn to somewhere…and I was. Santorini here I come!
You might also like
It’s nearly time to chill out in Croatia
I’d booked flights to Croatia back in February and finally my trip was edging closer! It was nearly time to
Greece – I’m coming back!
After hearing the name Meteora on one of my previous trips to Greece and then seeing pictures of this place,
Willkommen to Deutschland! A weekend break away
There never seems to be a dull moment right now and that’s exactly how I like it! Wilkommen to Deutschland!