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Looking for Holiday Companions

For some travelling solo is a necessity, for some it’s difficult, for others it’s freeing. Some people end up there accidentally, others on purpose. There are so many reasons people travel on their own and many wouldn’t change a thing. (Apart from maybe the single supplement charges!)

Freedom to do what you want.

How freeing it is to only please oneself. In our ordinary lives there are obligations, must-do’s, must see’s. A constant stream of demands on our time and energy. When travelling solo, this dissipates. There’s only one person you answer to and that’s your inner voice. And if you listen carefully, you agree with every word.


There’s something about the term me time that is so cheesy but everyone wants it. The busy mother who can’t go to the bathroom by herself. Those caring for their elders. The Grandmother doting on her family. The managing director working flat out. We all know self care is essential to our well being. There is immense joy in relaxing in your own way, on your

More options than ever

For the solo traveller there are more options than ever thanks to the growth in the market. Providers like Travelpack, Travelsphere. Major ocean cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line are making it easier than ever before. You can tour with like minded travellers on G Adventure expeditions. Or tick off bucket list items with Cosmos and On The Go Tours. All of which have single rates more appetising than ever.

Always dreamt of taking a solo trip but find the idea a bit daunting? Group tours are a perfect solution – let the operator arrange everything and ensure you always feel safe. Plus, you’ll make new friends and memories to last a lifetime!

Holiday Companions Club

For those not wanting to travel alone and aren’t looking for group tours. Finding a travel friend can be tough. That’s why at Strawberry Holidays we set up the group Holiday Companions Club. We have online groups on Facebook and With in-person meetings every 2 weeks at venues across the North West.

At time of writing we have 435 members, this group is extremely popular and fast-growing. We’re really looking forward to seeing where we can take the group. We’re hoping that through the groups people will find travel companions and new friends for life.

This isn’t somewhere we sell our services, we have our website for that. This is just us managing a group, facilitating get togethers for building relationships with fellow travellers. And we’re so excited!

The groups are made up of solo travellers who are looking for holiday companionship in all forms.

This group is for

  • Those who want to travel in a group
  • People who want to travel in a group but do their own thing during the day and meet up and night for dinner
  • Travellers looking to share their entire trip with a new friends
  • Those looking to share a holiday but want to do their own thing too
  • People who have never travelled on their own but want to learn how to do it

We take a flexible approach to travel and the group is run by our very own co-founder Kate. We will never directly sell to you in the group. We’ve simply listened to our clients and we know a group like this is in demand. Kate and Fiona take part in running the group, the events and answer questions.

What are you waiting for? Join the group: – Holiday Companions Club | Facebook – Holiday Companions Club | 01254 205300

About the Author
I've worked in travel for 13 years. As a marketer I've worked for Thomas Cook, Going Places, Direct Holidays, Gill's Cruises, Virgin Holidays and cruise brands,, and Strawberry Holidays was born because I LOVE TRAVEL. In the last 5 years my family and I have been to 39 places and 17 countries.