On package vacations, single travelers often are hit with a “single supplement” in addition to the base price. To avoid it, you can agree to room with other single travelers or find a compatible roommate from one of many roommate-locator agencies.
The IndependentTraveler.com (www.independenttraveler.com) is intended to help those traveling alone to plan their trip, and includes a forum where you can ask for advice from other solo travelers.
Many reputable tour companies offer singles-only trips. Backroads (www.backroads.com; tel. 800/462-2848) offers “Singles + Solos” active-travel trips to destinations worldwide.
The British company One Traveller (www.onetraveller.co.uk; tel. 0044/1760-722-011) arranges holidays for mature singles, including the eight-day “Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast” tour.
Contiki (www.contiki.com) arranges tours for ages 18 to 35, including a “Croatian Island Hopper,” which attracts a mix of nationalities and plenty of singles.
For more information, check out Eleanor Berman’s classic “Traveling Solo: Advice and Ideas for More Than 250 Great Vacations, 6th Edition” (Globe Pequot), updated in 2008.
For more information on traveling single, go to www.frommers.com/planning.