Now that we’ve reached autumn and the cooler temperatures are hitting parts of the country, our team at Singles Travel Service is planning and looking forward to our ski trips out west this winter. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know we love outdoor adventures, especially winter sports. So it seems appropriate that we highlight one of our favorite places for this destination spotlight: Colorado.
This winter, we will be planning three separate trips to Colorado, exploring three magnificent winter sports destinations: Aspen, Breckenridge, and Telluride. Here are some top activities in each resort town.
In early December, we are kicking off the holidays early with our season opening trip to Aspen, Colorado. Aspen has some of the most incredible mountains to ski – including Ajax, Highlands, Snowmass, and Buttermilk. (We love their names, too.) What makes Aspen one of our favorite ski destinations is that in addition to these world-class slopes, the town itself is world-class. Aspen offers upscale dining, luxury shopping, interesting art galleries, and fantastic bars with live entertainment.
For beginners who are also interested in exploring the destination, Aspen is a perfect ski town. You spend some time on the slopes and time in the town, meeting new people all along the way. We also love the ski in/ski out aspect of where we stay in Aspen – the beautiful Stonebridge Inn. It’s within the village of Snowmass and just minutes from downtown Aspen.
We’ll kick off the New Year this January with our second Singles Travel Service sojourn to the big and beautiful, special and sprawling resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Breckenridge is massive, but in the best sense of the word. The area has almost 200 trails and bowls over 3,000 acres of terrain and it is supported by 34 lifts. We’ll be there for a week, and we will need that time to explore all that Breckenridge has to offer. (Pro tip: Arrive on Sunday, like us, as the weekend crowds from Denver are leaving.)
While Breckenridge has many gorgeous resorts, we happen to fancy Beaver Run. It’s located at the Base of Peak 9, it’s family run, and close to town. Love!
And last but never the least; we’ll head out on an amazing singles luxury vacation in March to the historic town of Telluride, Colorado. If you’ve never been to Telluride, you might not realize that the town boasts more than 300 inches of snow which makes for a perfect base for its more than 2000 acres for skiing. This is supported by 127 trails, 18 lifts, and a vertical drop of more than 4,400 feet (wow!).
Once again, we’ll be staying the glorious The Peaks. And what makes The Peaks a perfect singles travel destination is that this five-star hotel is a ski in / ski out resort – with one of the most luxurious spas in the country. Think: 5 floors, pools, hot tubs, and a full service menu of spa services. If you venture outside of the resort (and you should, at least once!), you’ll be greeted with a historic town center filled with amazing shops and restaurants.
Interested in joining one of our ski trips to Colorado this season? Contact us today.
Why should you say yes to a singles vacation? Many singles are interested in adventure, sports, or international travel. We often hear from travelers who are not sure about the benefits of a singles vacation versus solo travel. At Singles Travel Service, we are experts in luxury and adventure hosted group vacations for singles. So we put together a quick list of reasons to choose a singles vacations.
You will meet fun, like-minded people.
When you join a hosted group singles vacation, you will be in the company of singles from all over the country or world with similar hobbies and interests. This is a relaxed casual way to meet and make new friends while learning about a new place, progressing in a favorite sport, or just enjoying a quiet beach.
You won’t have to plan anything.
Organizing a trip can take weeks. Finding the right hotel, the interesting places to visit, the best restaurants to try, or the right local guide takes time. When you book a singles vacation, you leave all the planning and logistics to a team of travel experts who have connections in each destination. On a hosted singles vacation, the itinerary will be mapped out for you. Though within it, you’ll have a variety of choices. While you are welcome and encouraged to take part of the group activity, you have no obligation to join in. It’s your vacation after all! (But trust us – you’ll want to join in.)
You will save money.
Many single travelers think that hosted singles vacations are expensive. Very often, the cost of group travel is less than you think. Because we work with tour operators and agents from all over the world and often do repeat business with them, we often get special rates and pass that savings on to our single travelers. When we create our packages, we add in meals, tours, group activities, and more. This is all included in the final price of the trip. Our goal is to provide you with amazing travel opportunities while providing you with as much value as possible for the money that you have saved for your singles vacation.
You will learn something new.
On singles group vacations, there is always the opportunity to learn something new. From sports, history, culture, food, skills, and more, each place that you visit will teach you something new. And you’ll also have the great opportunity to learn about the people that you are with on your singles vacation. In our many years of hosting luxury and adventure vacations for singles, we have seen romance bloom and life-long friendships form.
You will travel in the safety and security of a group.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again. The world is crazy, amazing, fascinating, beautiful, and mostly good. But anyone that follows the news knows that sometimes it’s not. By traveling on a hosted singles vacation, single travelers have an added level of safety and security.
So go ahead. Say yes to a singles vacation.
At Singles Travel Service, we offer thoughtfully planned and carefully curated singles vacations. Contact us today and book your next trip.
Welcome to summer! Here at Singles Travel Service, we love all of the seasons, but there is something special about summer. Summer means long days, warm sun, and plenty of time to be outside. Summer also means it is vacation season. For single travelers embarking on a solo adventure or a singles group guided tour, we have some summer vacation advice for how to make the most of your time away.
While there is something to be said for spontaneity, it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead. This means everything from the vacation destination, to what to pack, to activities during the trip.
Going camping? Don’t forget the bug spray, a light of some sort, and a portable charger for your electronic devices. (Yes, camping is meant to be a time to get away — but having some connection to the rest of the world is just good sense.)
Thinking of a hike? Then look into the trails and their difficulty in the location where you’ll be visiting. We’ve definitely learned the hard way by starting on a trail that was way harder than expected.
And if you don’t want to have every detail planned out, then plan that, too. Save one day for doing what you’ve liked best – or by doing nothing at all.
Savor Some Time Alone
Many single travelers join group tours to meet other like-minded and adventurous single travelers. And we love that! We plan our singles tours with many group activities in mind – from sports outings to cocktails and dinner.
But in between activities, one of the best pieces of summer vacation advice we can offer is to take some time alone to relax and recharge. Sit back on a lounge chair, take a quiet walk, read a book. These small activities go a long way in self-care and restoration.
In today’s age of social media and smart phones, taking pictures seems like a no brainer. So often people travel to a place just to take a selfie at that cool location. But on many singles vacations, you will be going, doing, thinking.
And sometimes when you are really having fun, you just forget to capture the moment because you are so into the moment. And that’s great. But you may only see Venice once in your life, and some snap shots of the city’s ethereal beauty will be treasured for a long time to come.
Keep an Open Mind
On singles guided tours, you’ll meet a mix of people from all over the world. You’ll hang out with people of different backgrounds, religions, political views, and cultures. One of the best things about joining a singles group tour is the learning experience from that amazing diversity. And, at the end of the day, you all have one thing in common – you all have a love for travel and joined a singles vacation.
Happy Summer Vacation, Travelers!
If you’d like to learn more about our summer singles vacation package and group tours, contact us today.