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Travelling alone

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 05:17 PM   Ignore ]  
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Has anyone ever been on holiday or travelled alone? Im contemplating doing it as i feel i need a break from everything and have some quality time with myself.
You hear so many awful stories about people going on holiday so i am a little bit nervous but i just want to go travelling and see the world!
What are your thoughts about doing it alone ?

Posted: 01 Apr 2012 06:00 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I have never travelled alone; the idea never appealed to me, but if this is what you want to do, then here is a link giving tips on safety, etc.


Posted: 01 Apr 2012 06:59 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Ive only ever journeyed alone but I was always going to someplace where I had friends or family..

But youre never too old too start…Betty, one of my old ladies decided after loosing her husband that if she didnt strike out alone she would never go on holiday again..

So the first year she went to the same place as they had always holidayed together but stayed in a hotel and she quite enjoyed herself, so last year she plucked up the courage to go on a 5 day trip to Berlin. She met som,e wonderful people and had a great time..

This year she’s booked a cruise on the Rhine and she cant wait…

Its her birthday today…She is now 83 years old…

Go for it, grin

Posted: 04 Apr 2012 07:53 PM   Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Quite a lot of people go on holiday with a holiday company i.e coach,These can be staying at the same hotel every night & touring interesting sites during the day in a group , or going on your own if prefered, others go to a different location & hotel each day. The advantage is that everything is arranged for you & you stay with the same group & courier all the time. My sister , being on her own , often went on these holidays

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 01:07 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I would say make some friends online the go visit them all

Posted: 12 Apr 2012 01:14 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I traveled to Australia by myself and I traveled to Canada to myself. Both trips were a year long. I loved every minute of it.

The freedom of travelling solo is amazing - especially if you travel for an extended period of time. Don’t like somewhere? Move on. Like somewhere? Stay longer. No debates or arguments over what to do, what to see, where to eat etc etc

When you travel solo, you also meet (and interact with) far more people. You may just meet your next best friend.

I say go for it!

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 03:01 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Never have to usually, have a load of people around me. Sometimes, it’s a blessing, sometimes it’s a curse, poor moi.

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 11:51 AM   Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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It does sound more appealing from Martin’s experience though I think it’s a little different for women - there are risks traveling solo. When we were in our late teens we (my brother and I) went on Contiki tours which was great… met a lot of people our age group and joined up with a few of them after the tour for extended trips. Maybe you could start off on a similar tour and then ease into going solo.

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