Singles holidays – featured in Stylist magazine

Family holidays are great, but sometimes the mind and body can do with some alone time. firmly believes that solo travelling is the next big thing; it’s becoming an increasingly popular (and acceptable) way of exploring different corners of the world and at the same time discovering different parts of yourself.

Surfing solo in Portugal will make you realise that you’re not as scared of deep water as you thought, while cooking in France will teach you that you can cook an extraordinarily delicious feast without setting the kitchen on fire.

Anna Sayburn Lane has a tip for budding solo travellers:

“Travelling alone can be wonderful. My tip for those evenings alone in a restaurant? Take a notebook and write up your adventures in your travel journal. Sometimes waiters think you’re a reviewer and are extra-nice!”

Stylist recently picked up on the brilliant deals we offer at NotInTheGuideBooksfor solo travellers, and two of our exciting and affordable holidays featured in their article. Have a read below:

Cooking and wine Tasting in Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the art of cooking classic Italian dishes, from pizza base throwing to making traditional pastas, sauces and desserts – she even has plenty of recipes for the gluten free. The latter involves lots of obligatory taste testing, we hear. Accommodation is in a B&B in Barga.

From £1270 for a eight-day course. Price include accommodation, all meals and wine, and excursions. Flights to Pisa not included.


Learn Flamenco guitar and Spanish in Seville

Have you got a passion for all things Spanish? This mammoth two-week course includes daily private flamenco guitar lessons and one and a half hours of Spanish classes per day, giving you all the time you need to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Spain. The itinerary’s not too punishing, though, and there’s plenty of time to wander around and soak in the famous sites of this glorious metropolis, from the Maria Luisa Park to the Giralda bell tower. Accommodation in shared digs is optional for a modest price.

From £265 for a 5-day break including 30 hours’ tuition in Spanish and Flamenco guitar (guitar lessons are one-on-one tuition). Flights and accommodation not included. Optional accommodation is offered in a single room in shared self-catering apartment.