There has been a sudden rise in the solo travel industry in recent years, especially among women. Whether you are single or married, I highly recommend taking that solo trip at least once in your lifetime. Women especially need that time to decompress, refocus, re-energize and just simply let loose. Yes, I can guarantee that you will experience some good, some bad, and some ugly, but don’t let that stop you!
Preparing for Take-Off
Travel can be a little intimidating and stressful, as we all have a fear of the unknown. This is even truer for those who choose to travel solo.
Will you be visiting Alaska in 2019 either on a cruise or a self-guided adventure? I recently did, and boy it was a difficult task in deciding what to pack. I had no idea what the Alaskan meaning of “cold” was, which left in a dilemma as to what to pack. I googled and googled and googled and all I could find was “layers”. The definition of “layers” wasn’t exactly clear, so I brought a lot of everything with me. Half of which I never wore. It was at that time that I decided that I would be making a fool-proof packing guide for adventures in Alaska, detailing what the adventurous person should be packing. That was six months ago. So better late than never.
The weather in Alaska can be very unpredictable. The best times to visit are the summer months, which are June, July and August. These are also the most expensive months. If you want to go for cheaper, then I recommend going on the fringe months of May and September, which is what I did. I have to warn you though, these months are also the rainy season in Alaska.
Yes, you read that right friends! I recently returned from my first solo cruise with Princess Cruises, on board the Emerald Princess. Who wouldn’t want to cruise solo on the ship that is known to us baby boomers as the Loveboat? You gotta love being in the midst of all of that love in the air. This was my fifth cruise with Princess, but my first solo cruise, and boy it was fantastic!