Adventures for Solo Travelers

How Are We Different?

We design our solo getaways with the traveler in mind.

Small Potatoes – We choose to remain a small boutique travel company to provide a more personal touch in a high-tech world. We don’t want to get big or churn out three dozen per year. For us, it’s quality over quantity in offering 15 to 20 trips per year. We don’t advertise because all solo getaways sell out quickly. We then may add another one back to back.

In selling life’s greatest moments, our small-scale business model works like magic. For over 3 decades, our M.O. is profit with principles. Two words are taped on our computer screens: Integrity & Excellence. This is our creed. We sincerely want to deliver what is promised. This vision transcends a need for growth. We’re not claiming to be perfect, but always trying to raise the tourism bar with our commitment to giving you the best solo getaways!

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H for Hassle free! Don’t burden yourself. All you have to do is pack your suitcase and show up! In today’s busy world, organized group travel and solo getaways are more popular than ever. For the smart traveler, time has replaced money as a limiting factor. Leave your brain at home and let us prepare, plan and organize logistics such as the country’s infrastructure, seasonal changes, daily events, entrance fees, guides, motorcoaches, group air, carefully selected accommodations. . . and a gazillion other things in between arrival and departure. We’ll sweat the small stuff so you can fully enjoy your vacation experience.

Our local suppliers must not only be cost competitive but reliable and dedicated professionals who share the core values of AFS. Our standards are high. We’re extremely selective in choosing ground handlers abroad. Over the years, we’ve built a strong relationship with the best where trust begets trust. They know we’ll deliver big groups so they work extra hard to give us the best price and ensure things go smoothly.

I first seek out places that will provide 4 things: stimulation, relaxation, education, and adventure. Then I design. Innovative planning is the most important component of solo travel. We attend travel trade shows and invest in site inspections worldwide. To successfully lead groups around the world, it takes familiarity with a place, reputable suppliers and a ton of experience. A travel consultant reads about hundreds of destinations. A travel expert has been there. Nearly always, we preview it before we present it.

Our solo small group getaways are geared for thrill seekers with curious minds. For remarkable journeys, we believe exotic destinations inspire one with more wonder. Some transform us. We’ve led groups to over 50 different countries. Our seasoned vagabonds have done Europe and we still do EU trips. Most, however, desire authentic cultural immersions over cruise ship buffets. We like to present the roads less traveled to stretch your imagination. With Africa, Asia, South America and beyond, our clients say these are the roads best traveled.

Destination satisfaction is our goal. So many choices. It’s hard to decide. (Some of you allow me the pleasure of choosing for you. I love this!) We believe the world is your playground and you deserve a recess. Challenge yourself outside your comfort zone and embrace detours. Go to places to play, to learn, to grow and reflect.

The economy is weak, but this won’t last forever. Our “travel warriors” possess a tenacious spirit that refuses to give up their annual vacations. Now AFS is more value conscious than ever. I’m a travel economist who searches the best price, crunches the numbers and squeezes blood in negotiations.

Our groups are usually large and our suppliers know we always deliver the numbers. This gives us credibility and the buying power to lower your cost so you can meet more new friends. Also on each continent, we choose the best value countries. We can’t control air costs, but on land, we strive to give you a 5-star vacation at a 3-star price.

Anyone can go to to search a million travel hawkers but when the price is the #1 priority, service and safety can take a back seat. Don’t be fooled by what’s not included.

It’s a truly social experience to see the world and make new friends. We are a tribe of travel enthusiasts who crave wonder. You’ll be in good company from timid travelers to the intrepid adventurer. The common denominator is to have large fun!

On average 70% of each group consists of people who’ve traveled with us before or are referrals from past clients. The laughter, camaraderie, romances. And even marriages along the way are priceless. I could write a book on all the profound connections that have been made. To get a true sense of what it’s like to travel with us, take time to read our real testimonials, FAQ, past trips with group photos, blogs and more. It’s all about new friendships, discovery, personal growth and spiritual renewal!

8 Reasons Why Group Tours are a More Fun Way to Travel!

Many think of group tours as a regimented experience, but it’s not that way anymore. It’s evolved for adventurers who want to be with others as they explore deeper off the typical beaten path. You can still be independent, but traveling is totally enhanced when you can share the activities and memories with others.

1. Saving Time, Zero Hassle

Trip planning is time consuming and full of stress on arrival if you don’t speak the language. There’s no overthinking as we cover every aspect: airport transfers, bag porters, meals, wake up calls to great suggestions for excursions in free time. Our expert local guides and GTL work full-time behind the scene to make sure things go smoothly. You just need to focus on the wonders around you.

2. See Things You Can’t on Your Own

Unless you’re an expert in history, culture, infrastructure and ecosystem of an area, it’s easy to miss critical things. We are experts who have been there and know the essentials. We find hidden gems you never heard about. Often, we can skip the lines into major sites and connect you with the local families. You’ll get the best commentary on each site, even with headsets to hear above crowds. From children to wildlife, we enable you to connect close up and personal for your best photos.

3. Phenomenal Accommodations

We can often negotiate deluxe properties at a price no one could get. How? By depositing a year in advance on the lodges, hotels, tented camps, yachts, five-star villas and more. (Examples include group stays in places over $1000 per night: Six senses, White Pearl Villas, Anantara, Grootbos, Shamwari, Four Seasons, Fairmont and dozens more around the world.)

4. Safety in Numbers

Traveling alone carries risks. Studies prove travelers are far more protected in groups. With our respected national license guides, groups are less a target from thieves, than individuals towing their luggage around cities! Emergency enroute? We can handle any situation for you to provide ease and comfort.

5. More Affordable

Fact-the more trip participants, the greater buying power we have for you. I often see safari companies charging three times our rate, as we follow them in the same jeeps through the entire safari circuit, sharing same meals and lodges. We know all the net pricing in each country and price our trips lower than any Quality tour operator.

6. Flexibility and Free Time
We pack a wallop of the activities each day for you to get the most” bang for your buck.” We now include a leisure day to play on your own. You can even “defect” off any day tour if you like. Many AFSers and on other countries solo before and after our trips.

7 & 8. Less Stress

A gazillion things can go wrong traveling solo like – who you gonna call? Weather, missed flights, strikes, cancellations, illness, lost passport, the list is endless. Let us what the small stuff for you. We are responsible for your vacay happiness.