At Hornblower Niagara Cruises we have seen over 1 million visitors in 2015 and over 1.6 million in 2014, amongst those visitors thousands have been travellers who chose to take on the journey solo.  Why would one want to witness such a remarkable natural wonder and incredible city and have no one to share it with? There are many reasons why one would want to explore alone. For some it’s getting to know and explore the wanderlust adventurer in them, for others it’s an excitement of meeting new friends and like-minded people, and for some it could be due to a tragedy of loss of a family member or friend and that the journey is in their honour.  Travelling solo doesn’t have to be a bad thing either. Getting up and going off to a new city is exciting, but one must be smart about it too. Here are some tips on why you should travel alone and how you should travel alone.

Benefits Of Travelling Alone

You Will Forever Have The Hunger For Adventure

They say travelling awakens the soul so don’t be surprised if you go home and your not the same as you left. You will crave for another adventure within the next year or for some as early as when they come back home.

Leaving What You Know Behind Is A Good Thing

Travelling to a new city always brings on excitement especially when you are excited for the unknown. Niagara Falls, Canada welcomes millions of visitors from around the world each year so hearing a language of familiarity make it’s comforting to know you’re not entirely alone.
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You Will Discover New Ways Of Thinking

Travelling will expand your horizon and open your mind to a positive and healthy way of thinking. Everyone benefits from being around you as your optimism will shine making you a well-attracted person people want to be around.

You Will Have An Open Mind To People, Places & Things

You will never be the same. Travelling changes your spirits and your outcome of life. Your perspective of the world and how you view yourself and how people view you will be different.
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Souvenir Items Are Less Exciting, Photographs Are More Important

As a kid you may have cried because you wanted that toy bear from your camping adventures, but now the only thing you might cry about is if your camera battery shuts off while seeing the Falls. Cherished memories captured on film or in a photo have become more important than taking home a souvenir that says the city visited.

Explore What Really Makes Your Soul Happy

They say you never know unless you try, well the same things goes for travelling. You must travel to learn and travel to love the country.
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Tips For Travelling Alone

Setting A Schedule And Sticking With It

Setting the pace well in advance before you travel is important especially when there are so many great sights to see in the city. We recommend choosing your top attractions to see and do in Niagara Falls, Canada. If you are planning two or three days in the city then we recommend not overlapping all the attractions you wish to do and to spend longer time exploring.

Choose A Theme

When visiting Niagara Falls it is not doubt your theme will revolve around water and lots of it! Many of the attractions found in the city will bring you beside, behind, over and up front to the Falls. If you theme happens to be nature or food & wine, Niagara Falls and the Niagara Region is home to many wineries, attractions, gardens and nature trails.
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Ask For A City Map – Don’t Use Phone

When you arrive at your accommodation be sure to ask the front desk for a city map. The map includes many attractions such as Hornblower Niagara Cruises. It will also include transportation options, routes and telephone numbers and sometimes coupons.

Packing Properly

Depending on the time of the year you travel be sure to visit our Planning page for what to bring on your travels. The winters in Niagara Falls are frigid and the summers are hot, fall and spring have mild temperatures.

Get Yourself Covered

Be sure you don’t leave your house without travel insurance. Depending on the type of insurance you buy some will reimburse doctors fees, medical examinations and cost of medications. This is important especially when you are travelling alone and an emergency happens. Carry your family members or friend’s contact information with you as an emergency contact.
Next time someone asks you, “Why are you travelling alone? Reply with, ‘why not!’