Thu 17 Nov 2022

6 reasons to come solo to The Big Retreat

The Big Retreat is like a beautiful flowing river. Its power as a fantastic shared experience coming from the hundreds of streams of different people joining in from all directions. 

Some join as groups or families, but others come alone. Whichever way you arrive though, you all add something to the weekend and, inspired by the ideas and energy of new friends, you’re much more likely to try new things and take away something special once you’ve left the swirling mix! 

So for those Solo Travellers....

Before you even get here, why not connect with your fellow Retreaters on Facebook and join our Solo Traveller Club -  Click here. 

(If you’re singles or mums and dads coming alone with kids please feel free to join our group)

We are also hosting three meet-up sessions in the Mind Space at 5pm each day

Don’t forget, our crew will also be on hand to help with tent set ups and carrying luggage should you need any help.

So, back to those 6 reasons!

1    You will give you a massive confidence boost

Taking the decision to travel alone can be scary. But if it is - even just a little bit - stepping outside your comfort zone can give a massive boost in self-belief. Blazing a trail through unknown terrain can do wonders for your self-confidence.

2.    You will become more resilient

Making time for activities you enjoy and by taking care of your own needs, you can boost your resilience and be better geared to face life's challenges. Just by having a go, you’ll build positive beliefs in your abilities. Becoming more confident in yourself is a great way to build resilience for the future.


3.    Feel Less Stressed (yes, even with your kids!)

When travelling alone, you choose what to do, how and when you want to do it. Even if you are bringing your kids, there’s so much to keep them occupied that you will be able to take time out for you-time.

4.    Boost your overall wellbeing

Research suggests that getting into holiday mode has the potential to increase our happiness levels. Spending time alone has also been shown to stave off depression. So, heading off on a solo adventure just might be good for your overall wellbeing.

5.    Be inspired

Solo travel can help you channel your thinking. It can help you to clear your mind, creating some much-needed space to mull over major life decisions or minor tweaks to your direction. It provides opportunity – and inspiration – to tap into latent desires. When you're not tied to the demands of others, you'll probably find it easier to follow inspiration.

6.    Make new friends

There are lots of lovely experiences our Big Retreaters say they take away with them. However, nothing is likely to beat the feeling of walking away having crossed paths with people you’re going to want to be connected to for the rest of your life. In the river of life that is the Big Retreat, you’ll get in the flow with like-minded people so you’re bound to make new friends.

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