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Lost in life Posted 1 month ago Travel
So, I want to travel

So, I find myself single and I still want to travel but not sure I am brave enough to do it alone 😔. Anyone else feel the same and maybe want to travel together?

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    • Wendy H 23rd September 2021 at 11:43 am

      I’m also single and want to travel. I was thinking of starting with day trips but wondering if short breaks might be better

    • karsteele 23rd September 2021 at 11:54 am

      Hi Lost in Life. Travel and you will no longer be lost. It’s impossible to be lost, you are just somewhere else. I was single and started travelling in my 50s. Never stopped till Covid put an end to with just one place remaining in my bucket list. Don’t be afraid. I can give you all kinds of advice if you would like it, but too much would fill a book. See below Kathscot – wanting to do likewise. Contact her.
      I’m not sure how we can direct contact here, but find out and we can talk. Where do you live.? Best wishes Karen

      • Sandy M 25th September 2021 at 11:03 am

        Hi Karen, i wouldnt mind some ideas and help with getting about on breaks/ holls? i live near birmingham, well S Staffs so bham or E Mids flights. i love italy and the Med but other ideas would be welcome. i have just retired so not as quick or nimble as i used so . . . would be grateful for a chat please.

        • karsteele 14th October 2021 at 10:24 pm

          I’ll get back to you shortly. Do they have direct message on this site.

          Did you send me a message as I am sure one appeared briefly on my screen with your name on it – but my computer has been playing up a lot lately.

        • Sueo 17th October 2021 at 9:56 am

          Hi Sandy , I am Sue and live south Birmingham. It seems there are a good many of us who would like to travel so maybe we could get a little group together and meet for coffees etc and get to know ea h other. Message me for a chat.

    • MikeyG 23rd September 2021 at 12:54 pm

      I travel alone all the time with my work, Its safe to go to most places, but do your research before you travel, in my experience there are definitely places ive been to that i wouldn’t recommend you go alone but i dont tend to go to tourist spots as im working but stick to the known tourist trails and you will be fine, always keep your wits about you but that also applies to the UK…..travelling alone is fun and enjoyable though

    • Blackbird9 23rd September 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Where do you live?

    • FrancesK 23rd September 2021 at 9:04 pm

      Go small and maybe escorted or coach tour at first it will build your confidence and before you know it you’ll be happy to travel solo, knowing you’ll always meet people

    • Merton 24th September 2021 at 8:28 am

      Hiya. Im single. And wanted a travel buddy.

    • Debskidoo Carmarthenshire 25th September 2021 at 11:16 am

      There are a lot of Facebook groups for single travelers, Solo in style, women over 50 travelling alone etc they give hints for the cheapest deals too

    • VIckiC 25th September 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Hi Lost in Life – run with this beautiful time in your life – if the thought and want is there, then you can do it…just wait for the moment when excitement over balances the fear & then the time is right. If venturing off these shores, then just choose wisely – for example, pick Thailand say over Colombia… select less raw places to begin with. 🙏

    • Paul55 27th September 2021 at 12:49 am

      Travel is just so rewarding and in my experience the further from the bulk if tourists the more rewarding.

    • Scaredofspiders 27th September 2021 at 10:25 pm

      I find myself suddenly widowed, also would never be brave enough to do it alone. Unfortunately I can only travel during school holidays as I still have to work. But if you ever want to get in touch, I love travel and amazing food 🙂

    • Teejay 28th September 2021 at 10:04 am

      Hi Lost in life, I got the timeshare when I separated a year ago and had to book a holiday or loose the week. I figured I would find someone to go with but haven’t, so I’m going alone. I am a bit apprehensive but why not, so Grand Canaria here I come.

    • LinC 10th October 2021 at 11:03 am

      Hi I’m up for travel, I’ve done quite a lot – I’m interested in new places – let me know what you are thinking. Lin

    • Browneyedgirl68 10th October 2021 at 11:18 am

      Hi I am single too and want to travel. I’m not worried about going alone, but there are a couple of things that make me think twice. The cost when you’re a single person always has a high cost supplement – in some cases it’s nearly double for a single person. The other issue is not being able to share new experiences with someone. It’s always good to chat about a shared experience at the end of the day. I would consider teaming up with someone who had the same doubts about going alone. 🙂

    • Chojo 10th October 2021 at 11:30 am

      I used to travel alone every year but now I’m caring for mum the furthest I get is Tesco! I won’t be going anywhere until mums gone and even then it might only be days out as I simply can’t afford anything else. If you have the time and money get out there and do it!

    • Bakingbree 14th October 2021 at 12:39 am

      For the last few years I’ve gone away for a few days on my own and absolutely loved it. Being able to do my own thing is empowering and exciting. It helps me gain confidence and have even made new friends. Maybe one day I’ll travel further afield but for now those few days are enough.

    • bruno 14th October 2021 at 7:25 pm

      Sounds good
      I feel the same
      Keep in touch

    • andrea 14th October 2021 at 7:52 pm

      I find myself in a similar position but not free to travel just yet. Before my husband became Ill we used a coach company called Palmers. They have holidays, short breaks in the UK and Europe for single travellers. The section is called Good Companions. Go on line and check it out. I’m sure it is a good way to start. We also went on Fred Olsen cruises. They have meeting times on board for solo travellers and meetings when docking to go ashore with others. Hope this helps.

    • Smileyday 14th October 2021 at 7:56 pm

      Hi everyone, I have been going on my own for a couple of years, I book through Airbnb and find an area I want to visit then a place I feel comfortable in staying in. Somewhere with nice walks in the area and a few shops and coffee stops. Beverley, Knaresborough , Elsecar , Harrogate, Peak District. All within 1-2 hours of me. Have loved it. Have to be brave. The hardest part is not getting lost 😄

    • Jules 17 14th October 2021 at 8:04 pm

      Only you organise excellent holidays. I’m yet to join but I am reaching that solo travel era. I’m 54 and have never travelled alone expect with business when younger, I’m in Buckinghamshire. And would love a great travel companion who’s of a very similar nature. 😊

    • Helenrs 14th October 2021 at 8:10 pm

      I’m 60 from Sussex and was widowed last year, I’m definitely travelling abroad to Europe next year just can’t make up my mind where or when! Never been on holiday on my own before but Life is too short to stay at home I’m going to “feel the fear and do it anyway”.

    • XiaoQin 14th October 2021 at 11:50 pm

      I’m fairly active in my 70’s from Bucks. It’s 2 years now since my husband passed away. I’ve gone on coach trips on my own but would prefer to have the company of someone who doesn’t mind driving, exploring places or going to a show in London.

    • DEVORA 15th October 2021 at 6:41 am

      I felt like that 16 years ago after my husband passed away. Today, I travel solo to far and wonderful places. I started by getting rid of my jeep and taking public transport all over London in order to get use to being by myself among lots of strangers. Then I started to go to the cinema and restaurants by myself until I felt comfortable by myself. Then I gradually started taking small 2 and 3 days trip by myself around Europe. Now I go all over by myself. Last year October I was in Zanzibar and got back on the day we went into lockdown and at the end of the month I off to Iceland. It’s all baby steps at first but it gets easier as time goes by.

    • Frances Mac 15th October 2021 at 7:08 am

      I first went on holiday alone when I was about 50. I went on a simple package tour to Spain as I fancied a holiday that was different from camping with my husband and I loved it. I felt completely safe and really enjoyed being able to do what I wanted when I wanted to. Since then I have been on one holiday alone every year.

      After my husband died I became more adventurous and chose to go on holidays with escorted single person tours such as Saga and One Traveller.

      They are great and full of like minded, adventurous, interesting people who are also travelling alone. I have been to some wonderful places like China, Thailand and the Verona Opera festival and have made new friends in the process.

      Do google the companies and contact me if you want to know more about it.

    • Kazzy62 15th October 2021 at 12:03 pm

      Hi my name is kath yes I am in same position as you I’m long termed separated from my husband and we used to go abroad alot especially Egypt I loved it there .But now I haven’t quite got the confidence to go on my own and fly alone .

    • vaughanpauline 15th October 2021 at 12:24 pm

      To anyone who wants to travel with similar minded friends i would say joinn Silver Friends on social media.

      We are just in the early stages of of organising our first trip abroad in Feb 22.

      We have sucesses with trips in Britain and im sure this one will be great.

      Message me if you would like to be in from the start.


    • Sherlock 15th October 2021 at 4:05 pm

      I’m a young 70 year old, still enjoying travel. I find the experience increasingly lonely,…BUT,…….still have that yearning. Anyone living in/near Birmingham that feels the same?

    • Reenie 18th October 2021 at 11:13 am

      Look up “Meet Up” groups on the web. There are travel groups that do city breaks to large group trips for 2 weeks and after a while you start to run into the same travellers and strike up friendships. Also there are travel company’s like “Just You” and “Solo’s” that have single holiday packages. The difficult part is not the day touring it is eating alone at night, you get to enjoy restaurants with a group of people with the freedom to roam in small groups during the day. I can recommend both companies.

    • Mazz 18th October 2021 at 4:29 pm

      It’s a bit daunting initially but once you’re there it’s absolutely fine. Travelled by myself for the last 4/5 yrs. Turkey , Tenerife, mainland Spain.

    • San cyc 19th October 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Yes me too .I detest paying single supplements .solo holidays are often just double the price so you are paying double

    • Shahaf 19th October 2021 at 5:44 pm

      I would love to travel in a small company. Please keep me posted…