Solo Travel Contest—Winner Announcement

Sacha Mlynek August 13, 2014 5


We’re pleased to announce that the winner of our ‘Solo Travel’ contest is New Zealand’s Kate Russell. This lucky gal will take home a $500 USD travel voucher courtesy of G Adventures. When we asked Kate how she felt after learning about her win, she said, “Wow—thanks G Adventures for the amazing prize. With so many fantastic travel options to choose from, I can’t wait to decide which exciting adventure to take!” Neither can we, Kate!

We asked you to tell us why you thought solo travel was important in 100 words or less. Here’s an assortment of some of your responses:


I like travelling solo because it allows me to take things as they come—and take opportunities as they present themselves. It means I can push my limits and learn about myself. It also means I have to make an effort to connect with strangers which I wouldn’t have to do if I was travelling with friends.

Kate R, New Zealand

Experiencing a country all by yourself gives you the courage to get out of your daily life and to talk to others. You find likeminded people and you can share a story or a part on the journey. It opens the eyes for small things like the smile of a kid in a local village somewhere off the beaten track.

Elisabeth P, Austria

Travelling solo with G Adventures was the biggest, but best step in my life! If my friends didnt do it before, I probably never would have done it. It’s really easy—just like taking a bus in your home country, so not scary at all! And the best part is you get to know people from all over the world. Its good to know I can see the world solo, but not alone!

Ann E, Belgium

I have never had an argument with myself. Not one. Ever.

Brian S, United States

Travelling solo helps me forget all my tension and stress and rekindles that childhood curiosity to know about everything without a care for anything in the world. It helps me to move on in life.

Anurag K, India

Travel solo – but never alone

Thinking of travelling solo but not sure where to get started? Right here. Find out why travelling solo with G Adventures gives you the opportunity to see this planet of ours in new and inspiring ways. Start planning your next adventure, today.


  1. aimee August 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Travelling solo was the best thing I’d ever did for myself.I found myself blending in , appreciate more what life has to offer whether it’s good or bad that there are still some good in this world that we need to thank for even the smallest and simple things can make a big difference.

  2. Pauline August 15, 2014 at 1:39 am - Reply

    Why can’t older people yolo. I have done two gap trips but I’d like to do some of the yolo tris

  3. Sacha Mlynek August 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Pauline, thanks for writing in. Yolo trips are indeed for an 18-39 age group but we have many other trips styles that suit all ages. I am sure we can find you the perfect fit. Can you email what you were keen on doing and we’ll connect you with one of our res team?


  4. Sara J Hodges August 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    I am a senior looking to find a trip that would be musically oriented during the holidays, taking in the majestic cathedrals throughout Europe. Countries on my list are the Vienna, (to hear the Vienna Boys Choir), Switzerland, Germany and something similar to Rick Steves Christmas CD.
    More than anything I want to experience the culture of European Countries and how they celebrate Christmas. I am looking to focus on music, casual dining, (pubs etc) and churches. I would also like to visit Vatican City to be in an audience with Pope Francis.

  5. Sacha Mlynek September 1, 2014 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Hi Sara,

    Christmas in Europe sounds fantastic! The best place to start planning out what could be the trip of a lifetime is to email through to our res team. Send your request to and we’ll be able to get started. :)

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