Who knows what the situation might be. You’re in line at an airport, you’re sitting in the departure lounge, your cell phone battery is gone and you’re itching for conversation. Whatever the case, you notice an individual out of the corner of your eye and you have your target. (Tip: If they’re reading or they’re fidgeting on their phone, they don’t want to talk to you … find someone else.) There are lots of people taking trips alone these days, for a multitude of reasons beyond business. Sure, gallivanting with a partner, family or a group of friends is fun, but that’s not the only way to travel. Statistics point to an increase in solo travel, not as a “better than nothing” option but as a desirable choice. Think twice before you make all kinds of assumptions about why someone is traveling alone – and definitely avoid putting your foot in it with these kinds of obtuse conversation starters.
1. Is This Some Kind Of Spiritual Journey?
What? I just wanted to see a Moroccan market in action; does that mean I have to be on a one person Eat Pray Love journey to find God or my inner purpose? I just wanted to haggle and have some incredible food. Philosophical thoughts are too hard when you’re busy just absorbing the awesomeness of your surroundings like a kid in their first amusement park.