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sweeteypie1118 09-23-2011 03:25 PM

Anyone travel alone?
 
I'm thinking about a 2012 trip to Ireland. Has anyone traveled alone? If so, did you feel uncomfortable being around all couples and families, or are there other "loners"?

Chropistopy 09-23-2011 03:48 PM

I've traveled on two ABD trips "alone". That being said, the trips were both DIS trips. I wouldn't hesitate to go on a non-DIS ABD trip alone though. Once you are in the group and traveling together, you'll bond with other travelers...couples and singles alike. In my experience (limited though it is), there has always been others traveling on their own. You'll definitely have time on your own and time with the group both planned and unplanned. Most people are very welcoming or they wouldn't be on a group trip. Go for it!!

sayhello 09-23-2011 05:59 PM

I've been on 4 ABD's, and have done them all as a solo. 3 of them were Adults-only. But I never felt awkward on any of them. You really do bond quickly with the others on the tour. The Adventure Guides are really marvelous at setting up an environment where everyone is on an adventure *together*. I wouldn't hesitate to take any of the ABD's as a solo.

There have also always been other people traveling solo on all 4 trips I've done. But that never really mattered.

That said, do remember that there is a single supplement added to the cost of doing an ABD as a solo, unless you get yourself a roommate (ABD will not help with that). ABD's single supplement is one of the lowest I've seen.

Sayhello

sweeteypie1118 09-23-2011 08:17 PM

Wow...I didnt know they charge extra for traveling alone. How much?

Tozzie 09-23-2011 08:28 PM

I have done 3 ABD's solo and I have never felt uncomfortable. I really enjoyed myself and being a solo traveler I feel a bit better doing the ABD tours than trying to do the trips on my own. As for the single supplement, it is about 40 percent of the double price. All prices are based on double occupancy so they charge a supplement when only one is in a room. All tour companies, or at least the ones I have looked into have a single supplement.

sweeteypie1118 09-23-2011 08:36 PM

Is there a doubles price, or is it just the regular price times 2? I was looking at their pricing and I believe Ireland is 4,100. So is it 40% of 4,100 extra or 40% of 8,200?

sayhello 09-23-2011 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by sweeteypie1118 (Post 42734946)
Is there a doubles price, or is it just the regular price times 2? I was looking at their pricing and I believe Ireland is 4,100. So is it 40% of 4,100 extra or 40% of 8,200?

Using your figures, the single supplement would be around 40% of $4,100 (an extra $1,640). So the total for a single would be around $5,740.

Sayhello

sweeteypie1118 09-24-2011 07:58 AM

Thank you for the info. Kind of bummed now that it will be so much more than I originally thought! maybe I'm not going to Ireland afterall :sad2:

sayhello 09-24-2011 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sweeteypie1118 (Post 42737457)
Thank you for the info. Kind of bummed now that it will be so much more than I originally thought! maybe I'm not going to Ireland afterall :sad2:

It is *definitely* the downside to traveling solo. It's worse if you cruise! The single supplement for most cruiselines is pretty much 100% (so you pay the same as 2 people in a cabin.) Sucks, but it beats not traveling!

But check out Dreams Unlimited. They're offering an early booking discount (if you book by the end of September) *and* an American Express Gift Card for booking ABD with them. Maybe that will help make it more affordable.

Sayhello

sweeteypie1118 09-24-2011 07:45 PM

Thanks...I will look into it.


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