Thursday, August 18, 2016

Traveling solo?

Have you ever had this happen to you?  

You’ve decided that you want to go to __________.  You call, email and message to link up your friends and they’re all excited saying, “Yes!  I want to go too.  Let’s do it!”  You start researching all of the required information.  You’ve found the perfect package, with all of the activities and get the pricing.  You send it off to your friends and get even more positive response, “Yeah, I’m ALL in!”

So, you let everyone know when you’re going to book it and when money is due for them to book the experience.  The deadline is quickly approaching AND…

1 by 1, they drop out.  Steadily.  What was, “I’m so excited!  I’m with you, let’s go!” turns into, “I can’t because of [this, that or the other].”  What happened?

All of a sudden, you’re the only 1 left who still wants to go to ____________.

If you’re grown, then you’ve had this happen to you at least once in your life.  It’s pretty much par for the course whenever you want to do something very badly, but your friends or family can’t/think it’s too much money/won’t/it’s out of the country/I don't have a passport…the reasons could go on and on literally.

But, here’s the thing.  We’re strong proponents for traveling on your own to have new experiences.  Just because your friends can’t go, doesn’t mean that you can’t go.  In fact, that’s how we met!

This is us at Trinidad Carnival in 2006 when we met
Back in 2005, Tarik wanted to go to Trinidad Carnival in 2006.  He rounded up his friends and (you know the drill) they were all excited and were in.  Then 1 by 1, they dropped out.  Tarik already paid a non-refundable deposit on the hotel room, so he decided to go without them.  While having an amazing Carnival experience, on Carnival Tuesday, Tarik met Esha in the band Tribe and the rest is Ultimate Trinidad Carnival history!  [Read more about Tarik’s first Carnival experience by clicking here].

The moral of this story?  Don’t be afraid to have new travel experiences by yourself.  It’s always better and safer to travel with a group like ours (Ultimate Trinidad Carnival), especially to a new country, but traveling by yourself can open up a new world for you.  You’ll get to learn more about yourself than you ever thought you could.

We love this quote!
Every year, we get the privilege of matching up adventurous and independent travelers who don't have a travel buddy but desperately want to experience Trinidad Carnival!  For us, it’s so fun and rewarding to see our clients leave Trinidad and Tobago every year with new friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

If you’re traveling solo, then join us for the ultimate adventure that is Trinidad Carnival!  Click here to learn more.

Til de next lime,


Esha and Tarik

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