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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.

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

Planning Your First Solo Travel Adventure
3 years ago

Planning Your First Solo Travel Adventure

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It’s been over 40 years but I remember the first few trips I took alone like they were yesterday. I was so excited and nervous. At the same time, I knew it was something I had to try. Read More

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

The Rise of the Mature Solo Traveller

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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
4 years 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!
4 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