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.

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

8 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

8 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

8 years ago

My Encore Career in Africa

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

8 years ago

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

“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

8 years ago

How My Love for Travel Became the Story of My Life

When I was eight years old, my family boarded the Queen Elizabeth and we emigrated from England to Canada. It was 1956, so sea travel was not that sophisticated. But for me, it sparked a lifelong passion for travel and exploration. Read More

8 years ago

Let’s Go on a Fantasy Trip Together!

Are you a passionate traveller or someone who prefers to stay close to home? All of us dream of seeing far off places, but, even if you don’t have a lot of money, there are plenty of travel options available. Read More

9 years ago

Solo Female Travellers Are Embracing Women Only Hotels

Feminists fought hard in the past to establish gender equality, and over the years a lot of progress has been made. However today many hotels around the world are riding a trend that some people might think goes against the spirit of equality. In fact it could be seen as discriminatory – towards men. More hotels have started offering women only rooms and floors to attract an increasing number of solo female travelers. Read More