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AirTalk asks: Whether, how and why you vacation alone




A woman takes a picture from the Pont des Arts bridge at sunrise, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.
A woman takes a picture from the Pont des Arts bridge at sunrise, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.
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Vacations can be an opportunity to spend time away from daily routine with people you love most – but, perhaps less commonly, they can also be a chance to spend some rare time with just yourself.

For some, a solo trip might sound uncomfortable or engender judgement from family and friends. But for others, traveling alone is optimal, or even a necessity due to a lack of a traveling partner. Regardless of why you do it, going on a trip by yourself ensures a totally different kind of traveling experience. It can be a chance to engage more deeply with a new place and the people who live there, or a time to look inwards, to re-calibrate and redefine yourself.  

Larry Mantle, who just took his first solo trip last week, driving down to Arizona to watch the Dodgers Spring Training, shares his experience.

And we want to hear from you. If you travel alone, why do you do it? What’s your most interesting solo trip experience? What do you gain from traveling alone that’s different from traveling with a companion?

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