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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.

What are Your Favorite Places to Visit in Europe? Here’s One of Mine
1 year ago

What are Your Favorite Places to Visit in Europe? Here’s One of Mine

In our article, 6 Amazing Adventure Tours for Women Like Us, we said that a sense of adventure does not diminish with age. As older women, we have a greater sense of self, are more confident and appreciate those things that are most important in life. Read More

Finding the Best Balance Between Fast and Slow-Paced Travel as an Older Adult
1 year ago

Finding the Best Balance Between Fast and Slow-Paced Travel as an Older Adult

In terms of travel, the last few months have been incredible for me. First, I had the opportunity to join Road Scholar on a trip to Prague. On this adventure, I learned just how fun group travel can be. Read More

The Rise of the Mature Solo Traveller
1 year ago

The Rise of the Mature Solo Traveller

By  •  Travel

Do you think going on holiday by yourself sounds, well, frankly, a little sad? Is being a solo traveller safe in today’s crazy world? What about the dreaded single person supplement which forces you to pay extra for the solo trip? Read More

Why Train Travel is Perfect for Older Women: My Interrail Experience
1 year ago

Why Train Travel is Perfect for Older Women: My Interrail Experience

My travel experiences have never really matched those of my peers. While my college friends were traveling through Europe, in the 1970s, I was busy working full-time to finance a university degree. Then, at age 25, just as my friends were settling down to married life, I took a 3-month trip to India, travelling from Delhi to Jaipur and Calcutta to Chennai by train. Read More

I’m Leaving on a Magical Mystery Train Journey – Come Along for the Ride!
2 years ago

I’m Leaving on a Magical Mystery Train Journey – Come Along for the Ride!

I’m probably a bit crazy! After all, what kind of 60+ year old women packs her backs to travel solo by train for a month? Me! That’s who! Starting this week, I will be traveling to 6 cities in Northern Europe. Then, I will journey down south for a week in Italy. Read More

Do You Prefer to Travel Alone or with a Partner?
2 years ago

Do You Prefer to Travel Alone or with a Partner?

One of the best things about turning 60 is that you finally have a bit more time to travel. Perhaps more importantly, with your kids out of the house and building their own lives, you once again have the flexibility to choose where you go and with whom. You can decide to jet off around the world by yourself or you can find a travel partner to explore the world with. The choice is completely yours! Read More

Senior Travel Tips for Combining Group Travel and Solo Travel
2 years ago

Senior Travel Tips for Combining Group Travel and Solo Travel

Are you a solo traveler or group explorer? Do you enjoy the independence and freedom of touring without a schedule, free of other people slowing you down?  Or do you thrive in a group, where everything is organized for you? As I discovered on my latest Road Scholar adventure, it’s possible to have the best of both worlds. Read More

What’s the Best Way to Travel After 60? By Train, by Plane or…?
2 years ago

What’s the Best Way to Travel After 60? By Train, by Plane or…?

At Sixty and Me, we’re on a mission to help women over 60 to make new friends, learn new things and find happiness. Few activities can help you do all three of these more than travel. Read More

My Encore Career in Africa
2 years ago

My Encore Career in Africa

By  •  Travel

After a long but profitable career in high tech marketing and sales, I wanted to have more impact on people’s lives while still using the skills, knowledge and experience I had acquired at work. But how to reinvent myself? Read More

Solo Female Traveler Lives the Life of a Nomad… and Loves It
2 years ago

Solo Female Traveler Lives the Life of a Nomad… and Loves It

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“She thought I was crazy.” That was Peggy Johnston’s daughter’s reaction when she learned that her mother was selling her home, putting all of her worldly possessions into storage and going on an African safari with Road Scholar. Read More