When presented with the idea of holidaying alone, many of us will recoil immediately at the idea. Where, we wonder, would the fun be? Or even if the idea does appeal, we worry about the possibility of looking like some kind of 'loser', alone because we have no friends to go on holiday with.
In reality, traveling alone can be one of the most enjoyable vacation experiences of a person's life. First and foremost, there are many reasons why someone may choose to travel alone - it does not automatically mean they have 'no friends'. You may have interests or sights you want to see that do not appeal to your friends, or perhaps you've just had one too many family holidays that have ended in arguments - so you fancy seeing the world alone, and in peace. There's no harm in it, and it is becoming more common for couples, best friends and families to travel alone on occasion.
There is an unfortunate truth that people traveling alone are sometimes penalized for it; better known as the 'single person supplement'. This is where you will pay more for not being in a group, and is something to consider. However, with lone traveling becoming more popular, the single person supplement is losing its grip on the travel industry in the competition for consumers - so look around and you should be able to avoid it.
Better yet, there are now hotels that cater especially to people traveling alone for whatever reason, so there is an opportunity to make like-minded friends. If you're fed up with arguing with your traveling companions or just want to experience something new, then traveling alone may be the best decision you've ever made.