Introducing Weekend Wanderlust for One
A week or two ago, I asked Facebook friends and Twitter followers to fill in the blank: “I’d travel more if I had _________.” The top two responses weren’t surprising: most people surveyed would travel more if they had more time and more money.
Personally, I’m convinced that you don’t need a lot of either to travel. All you really need is an adventurous spirit and a willingness to just go. So I’m so excited to introduce a new monthly feature here on Single Occupancy: Weekend Wanderlust for One. I’ve invited a few travel bloggers across the U.S. (for now) to guest post once a month but it’s a guest post…with a twist. These are their marching orders: I’m giving them $500 (virtual!) USD to plan a trip to a destination somewhere within four hours of their hometowns. The length of the trip? Three days, two nights. For one person.
Why Weekend Wanderlust for One? Because almost everyone can get away for a long weekend. So:
- If you’re new to solo travel and want to get your feet wet before going on a more extended trip;
- If you’re saving for long-term travel but you need an inexpensive weekend break to tide you over;
- If you don’t get a lot of vacation time at work and you simply have to make do with long holiday weekends; or
- If you’re you’re married/partnered/with kids and you just want to get away on your own for a weekend without going too far away
Weekend Wanderlust for One is for you.
I’ve already been able to convince a couple of my favorite travel bloggers to show you how they’d do the long weekend on a budget. It’s a great way to show people who are new to travel that you don’t have to go far and that it doesn’t have to be expensive to for you to have a great time. Plus, you’ll get to meet and learn a bit more about some darned interesting people with a passion for travel. I hope you enjoy it!
Stay tuned next week for the very first Weekend Wanderlust for One, when I show you how I’d do a long weekend for under $500 starting from my home on the Jersey Shore!