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Do You Prefer to Travel Alone or with a Partner?

By Margaret Manning August 22, 2015 Travel

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!

I’m a fan of both approaches. There are times when I appreciate the freedom of being a solo traveler. Being in a new city by myself gives me the freedom to explore without having to worry about someone else’s schedule. Without someone to talk with, I also find that I am more willing to reach out to other people and make new friends. Do you find the same?

On the other hand, I have also had amazing experiences traveling with other people. The trick is to find someone to travel with who shares not only your interests but also your travel “style.” In my case, I look for people who are adventurous, chatty and curious. Everyone is different, so, taking the time to write down your own requirements for a travel partner can save you a lot of pain in the long-term.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. If you live by yourself, do you usually prefer to travel solo? Or, do you prefer to explore with a travel partner?

Why do you like to travel alone or with a partner? If you prefer travel alone, what tips would you give a friend who is traveling alone for the first time? If you prefer to travel with a partner, what advice would you give a friend who is looking for a travel partner? Please join the discussion.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com

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