Sitting around the lunch table in Croatia, a few of us started talking about what it is like to travel solo. The ladies I was talking with graduated from college a decade before I was even born. They are all widows and are now traveling the world as a single traveler within a group. Their perspective is unique since they were used to traveling as part of a couple and now, they are solo.
One made the comment that you need to fight for your rights
as a solo traveler. I asked what she meant, and she said she has noticed she often gets smaller and less desirable hotel rooms while on tours, even though she is paying a hefty single supplement.
To prove her point, she said her room at our gorgeous and historic hotel in Zagreb is much smaller than the rooms the other two ladies have. She said she was satisfied with her room until she went into the other rooms to see how much bigger they were. She isn’t satisfied anymore.
I asked her what she does about it, and she said if she
notices a pattern, she will say something to the guide.
I tried her approach at our next hotel. This was the view I had from my room.
Needless to say, I was not too happy with it since the hotel was next to a waterfront park. I went to the front desk to ask if any other rooms were available.
The view from the available room was so much better, and I never would have known it was available had I not said something and stood up for myself.
What to do you think? Should singles get the same treatment