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.

6 years 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

6 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

7 years ago

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

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

7 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

7 years ago

Planning Your First Solo Travel Adventure

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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

7 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