Travelling with friend or family is great. But I’m as happy as the proverbial Larry to go travelling solo if the timing or destination doesn’t suit everyone. My biggest grumble is the fact that the cost of hotel for the single traveller often means either staying in a basic or inconveniently located hotel or taking out a loan to pay the bill.
So this year, on an upcoming visit to several countries in Eastern Europe, I’m trying out AirBNB. Yes, I know it’s no great leap for womankind, others have been making use of the “disruptive” person-to-person business model for years. But it is a first for me.