Business travel often requires you to travel by yourself. For some, this provides some welcome solitude, while for others it can seem a lonely endeavour. While travelling solo for work can mean many quiet times, it can also mean freedom and opportunity. You’re essentially travelling the world on the company dollar, so here’s how to make the most of every second!
Venture out for a solo dining experience
Rather than rely on room service or meals for one, why not take the opportunity to savour some of the best food available in the city? In Brisbane, head to LONgTIME where you can sit right at the bar and watch your delicious Thai meal being prepared before your eyes. Or in Melbourne, try Cumulus Inc. for cheery service and decadent charcuterie selections.
Stay in a central location
By staying centrally you can spend less time alone in taxis and more time exploring the local neighbourhood and its dining, entertainment and attractions by foot. Try Little Bourke for modern Melbourne accommodation apartments, or Spring Hill for Brisbane city accommodation that’s close to it all. You’ll be welcomed by our friendly reception staff and feel at home right away.
While you have some time away from your everyday obligations, why not treat yourself to some indulgent pampering? It’s the perfect chance to relax with a spa treatment, massage, or even a traditional Japanese bathhouse experience at Melbourne’s Onsen Ma for something truly different. You’ll arrive back at home relaxed and ready for anything.
Visit museums and art galleries
Art galleries and museums might be the perfect solo traveller activity, because you can absorb information at your own pace and see the exhibitions that personally interest you. Now’s your chance to venture to QAGOMA at Brisbane’s South Bank, or Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (which happens to be Australia’s oldest public art gallery). If museums and art galleries aren’t your thing, then both cities have amazing shopping destinations.
Strike up some conversations
Solo travel is wonderful for meeting new people, because most of us are more likely to strike up new conversations. If the city you’re staying in offers walking tours, consider joining one on a Saturday. You’ll find out about the place’s history and best eating and drinking hotspots – plus you might even meet some other solo travellers who are up for shared adventures around the city.
Relax and unwind
Lastly, don’t forget to take some time out and chill in your serviced apartments in Brisbane or Melbourne. Make the most of those luxurious settings to unwind and watch whatever you like without anyone taking command of the TV remote. Cook yourself a special meal, sleep in undisturbed in your king bed and wander out whenever you feel inclined. Your time is completely your own!
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