August 02, 2016 05:30 ET

Diamond Resorts International® Timeshare -- Suggestions for Traveling Solo

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - August 02, 2016) - As the almost 25 percent of international travelers opting to go solo can attest, vacationing without a spouse, friends, or family members provides unparalleled opportunities for novel adventures. In order to maximize enjoyment while traveling independently, Diamond Resorts International® timeshare experts offer a number of suggestions for vacationers. Of primary importance is planning according to one's preferences -- if a tourist relishes reading novels poolside, leaving days unstructured is a priority. When art and culture nourishes the soul, creating an itinerary filled with back-to-back museum visits and play performances makes sense. Going solo is also the ideal opening to delve into interests not shared by one's usual travel companions, as well as provide the chance to pursue new activities. Whether it's trekking up mountains, visiting Presidential museums, signing up for a surf class, getting on horseback and riding into the sunset, or attending pop culture conventions, lone vacationers can indulge in their passions, guilt-free.

Diamond Resorts International® timeshare professionals suggest that, prior to embarking, travelers determine the proportions of time they'd like to spend alone and in the company of others. This knowledge can inform destination choice and enable the creation of a fulfilling itinerary. A wish for solitude may call for an idyllic retreat, while a preference for camaraderie can lead to participation in organized tours. Although more than two-thirds of solo travelers hone in on a single destination rather than considering several, about half are spontaneous once they have arrived. Vacationing alone enables flexibility in pacing and planning activities, and in switching plans if the mood strikes.

Every tourist delights in sharing their discoveries, and solo explorers are no exception. Diamond Resorts timeshare experts encourage lone vacationers to create travelogues. Taking photos for a digital scrapbook, keeping a journal, or blogging serves to document experiences, while sharing updates on social media channels sustains connections from home and generates excitement among family and friends. Mementos collected each step of the way -- whether a charming souvenir, a menu from a delectable meal, or a pressed flower -- will keep treasured memories fresh.

Solo travel delivers unique opportunities to connect with locals and uncover hidden gems in destinations near and far. Whether sitting at a sidewalk café chatting with servers, asking a taxi driver for recommendations, or spending time with their B&B hosts, vacationers are sure to discover friends they haven't yet met.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 420 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 420 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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