When I was in my 20s, I sold all of my worldly possessions and bought the cheapest ticket that I could find to India. After completing a degree in Comparative Religion at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I decided to dive into one of the most fascinating cultures on the planet.
Are you interested in solo traveling and living among the locals in a foreign destination? A world traveler and tour guide has joined us to offer some great tips on how to go at it safely. Enjoy the show!
Traveling solo can be an enriching and affirming experience. It can also be filled with worry and anxiety if we let self-doubt cloud our journey.
Take on the ‘what if’s’ by planning ahead and putting yourself in charge of the resolutions to possible problems. Consider worst case scenarios and mentally problem solve in advance.
Some people stay in one place most or all their lives and are very content. Then there are some, like me, who crave change and move frequently from place to place.
Cruising always takes me on a journey of self-discovery and transformation. Those first few hours after boarding, settling down and unpacking, soon transport me to a world that touches all my senses.
My first solo cruise was such a great experience, much easier and more fun than I ever expected. It was a small ship (700 passengers) and not entirely full so it was a good way for me to try cruising. Also, I met so many wonderful people – couples and singles – who were happy to talk about their experiences and give me good information on what to consider if I wanted to continue cruising.
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!
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.
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.