From joining in a five-a-side football match in Lisbon to sharing a bird hide in Sweden, our tipsters find that going solo is enriching, not lonely
Feeling tired and bruised by the end of a long-term relationship, I was unsure of my new life as a thirtysomething single woman in the world. I sought solace in outdoor swimming, and a friend told me about a holiday she’d taken with Swimtrek. I went online and impulsively bought a week-long trip to Ibiza. My tip: choose something you love, and go and do it with experts leading you and a bunch of strangers. I made new friends, explored the beautiful Ibizan coastline, and my confidence soared.