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Solo Travel

Do you love solo travel? Or do you prefer to travel in a group? If the first sounds like you, you’ll love our articles on fighting the single supplement, staying safe while traveling and making friends on the road.

How Do You Like to Travel? Solo, in a Group or with Your Partner?

One of the best things about getting a little older is that you finally have time to travel. Most of us don’t have the financial resources to travel as much as we would like, but, we still take every opportunity to explore – even if it is just by bus to a nearby city. So, today, I would like to offer some tips staying safe, having fun and making friends when you are on the road. Please join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me! Read More

Female, Over 50 and Traveling Solo? You are Not Alone!
3 weeks ago

Female, Over 50 and Traveling Solo? You are Not Alone!

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With more and more baby boomers reaching retirement age — 75 million Americans will turn 65 over the next 20 years and more than half are women — more and more women will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the world. Read More

Sailing Solo: What I Learned from My First Cruise Alone
2 months ago

Sailing Solo: What I Learned from My First Cruise Alone

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I had always wanted to take a cruise.

Everyone I know who’s ever gone has loved it and had wonderful stories to share. It seemed like an easy and fun way to go to many different destinations and travel with others closer to my own age. I received some great advice from people about how to pick the cruise that was right for me. Read More

What I Learned While Planning for My Next Bucket List Travel Adventure
5 months ago

What I Learned While Planning for My Next Bucket List Travel Adventure

Next month I will embark on an exciting bucket list adventure that scares the daylights out of me – travelling to a foreign country for one month. Alone. Not knowing the language. Read More

Newly Widowed Grandmother Turns to Educational Travel to Rediscover Herself… and Succeeds!
7 months ago

Newly Widowed Grandmother Turns to Educational Travel to Rediscover Herself… and Succeeds!

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American expatriate Hester Witchey, 79, grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, where she taught elementary school for close to 40 years before retirement. Read More

Hostels Are Perfect for Older Women Traveling Alone
11 months ago

Hostels Are Perfect for Older Women Traveling Alone

Many women my age say that they can’t travel because it is just too expensive. I would argue that, in many cases, options are simply not being considered. Read More

4 Ways Travel Feeds Your Body, Mind and Soul as an Older Adult
12 months ago

4 Ways Travel Feeds Your Body, Mind and Soul as an Older Adult

I have always loved to travel. I experienced my first wild and wonderful Atlantic crossing, on the Queen Elizabeth, when I was only 8-years-old. Read More

The Best Travel Memories Come in Orange Plastic Bags
12 months ago

The Best Travel Memories Come in Orange Plastic Bags

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As I was packing for a short work trip recently, I pulled out a bright orange plastic Sainsbury’s bag that I had from my last trip to London. It brought back such a flood of great memories that you would have thought it was a priceless memento. Read More

Meet New Friends and Discover New Lands During Women’s History Month
1 year ago

Meet New Friends and Discover New Lands During Women’s History Month

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March is National Women’s History Month, when we recognize and celebrate the contributions of women around the world. It’s an ideal time for women to reflect on their lives, set goals, learn something new and explore new opportunities. Read More

How Do You Avoid the Single Supplement When You Cruise?
1 year ago

How Do You Avoid the Single Supplement When You Cruise?

Few things are more frustrating for single women travelers than having to deal with the single supplement. It just feels so unfair to have to pay more for a hotel room or cruise, simply because you are traveling solo. Read More