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I am constantly puzzled as to why people go on a Just You holiday with people they know? i.e. cousins, friends etc? Someone was asking me a few weeks ago about my latest JY holiday and says she was thinking of coming on one with her mother? Why? I asked her....well we are both on our own!! Duh!!! I suggested Travelsphere to her - cheaper if going with someone and same company. I couldnt understand her logic, sorry.  I have found on a JY holiday the group dynamics change entirely when 2 or 3 people who have come together, stay together and dont join in with the group. To me the whole point of JY holidays is for single people to have a holiday together, mix and socialise on their own, without friends, family etc? Maybe I have missed a point somewhere? What do others think?
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Post: #2
Hi

I started travelling with JY in 2010 and from the outset there have been friends travelling together on all the trips I have done. The worst example was the New England and,Canada trip where more than half of the group of forty were travelling with relatives/friends. I now meet up with two travel buddies that I met on JY holidays but we mix with other people. On my last two holidays I have noticed that, although people were travelling independently, groups formed very quickly and they did not then mix. I have travelled with a friend on a Travelsphere holiday but you can not always be guaranteed a single room and I do not want to share!

Provided people mix then, having experienced both travelling on my own and with friends, I do not mind either way.

Lesley
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(30/06/2018, 07:54 PM)jintzky Wrote: I am constantly puzzled as to why people go on a Just You holiday with people they know? i.e. cousins, friends etc? Someone was asking me a few weeks ago about my latest JY holiday and says she was thinking of coming on one with her mother? Why? I asked her....well we are both on our own!! Duh!!! I suggested Travelsphere to her - cheaper if going with someone and same company. I couldnt understand her logic, sorry.  I have found on a JY holiday the group dynamics change entirely when 2 or 3 people who have come together, stay together and dont join in with the group. To me the whole point of JY holidays is for single people to have a holiday together, mix and socialise on their own, without friends, family etc? Maybe I have missed a point somewhere? What do others think?
Hi jintzky,

I have been on a total of 15 solos holidays and of those one (not JY) was with friends.  It was with someone who was recovering from cancer, desperately needed a break, but not on her own, and the other someone I met on a JY holiday who, co-incidentally, had been looking at the same tour.   We had separate rooms, and sat on different tables at mealtimes, but although we usually stayed together during the day, we were not in each others pockets all the time.  Our friendship is strong enough to let us go our own ways with others on the tour.

I do agree though that the tour can change if “groups” stay together.  But there may be reasons, other than being friends or relatives, why they do it.

Sylvia
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Post: #4
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Personally I don't see it's a problem, I have travelled both alone & with a friend on a JY holiday. On my recent tour I was with a friend & we wanted single rooms, not available on TS at the time & only cheaper if you share. I have found often people who pal up at the airport, or on the plane, also stay together throughout the tour & don't mix with the group, so what's the difference? I can honestly say that I can still remember the names of all 23 fellow travellers because I spoke to them all. We weren't joined at the hip & spent time separately mixing with others, which is the way it should be in my opinion.
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Post: #5
Hi if you have been on a few JY hols, then it is likely that you will have made some new friends and be interested in going on some of the same tours.  I have been on 18 JY tours and have made some very good travel buddies over the years; I've travelled with a number of them on different tours but we mix with the rest of the group and certainly do not act "cliquey"!  I've done three Travelsphere tours, but JY would be my first choice as I prefer to travel with other single travellers, rather than predominantly with couples, and do not want to share a room.  


I really do feel that this topic, which has been discussed on the forum so many times at this stage, is really redundant - as every single JY tour I've been on (without exception), I have seen people who have travelled singly buddy up with another, to form a pair, or small group, within the tour party.  Unless the person really wants to keep to themselves, people pair up really quickly - often with the person they sat on the coach or at dinner with, within the first day or two!

Hope this helps - it's just human nature!

All the best,

Bob
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Post: #6
I have been on Flavours of Tuscany with my sister who wanted a break away from her grown up family. She had a wonderful time, to the point of asking for another holiday so in 3 weeks we are doing the River Douro Cruise. We expect to be split up as Jen likes sunbathing, I do not. I have to be doing, I took my Kindle to New Zealand and read 1 page- she will read several books.

Jan

ps I do not want to share a room, hence the reason for JY.
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Post: #7
Hi

First trip,I ever did to USA in 2006 was with my mother in law who had become widowed and her dream was to go to NY, so I went with her to give her moral support, she only travelled once more with JY to Norwegian Fjords, and then decided it wasn’t for her, I have made in Total approx 12 tours ...I met on that 1st trip a lovely lady who I travelled on many tours with, this was because we had the same interests, if there was a trip that the other didn’t like we went alone...if we travelled together we did MIX and socialise with others in the group, we were both single travellers, as Bob has said this subject has been discussed many times, there are no real answers.

At the end of the day it is each individuals holiday and with who, where, and why, they travel is up to them.

I have travelled solo and had fun and also with a friend and had fun.

Cindy
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Post: #8
If there wern't people who were travelling together you may not be able to take the trip at all because with lower numbers it may not run.

As long as there are a reasonable number of people who are friendly and willing to mix why should it concern me what the others do?
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Post: #9
You are always going to get people who travel together with friends, relatives etc and those who start on their own but quickly form groups and do not mix with others. I do not let this bother me at all because I am there to enjoy myself and make sure I have a good holiday. If people want to be 'cliquey' then no one can stop them. As Bob says it is human nature. Cliquey groups are the ones who are missing out by not mixing with everyone!

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Jaya
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Post: #10
Hi,  I have been on about 15 JY Holidays, mostly alone but have sometimes travelled with various friends who were not brave enough to go on holiday alone the first time as a widow  After they have Just Youd with me they then booked independently.  Job done.  On all tours people do pal up anyway. Even when I have come with a friend I have made sure we mixed with everybody. There was a father and daughter couple on one trip, recently bereaved and JY was perfect. Other men for the father to be with and the ladies for the daughter.  Live and let live I say.  Enjoy.
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