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Old 02-23-2015, 04:34 PM
Location: Bay Area, California
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I'm a single woman of 64 who has traveled extensively in the past with husband & friends. Now, I will still most often travel with a friend but if no one has an interest in where I plan to go, I go alone & thoroughly enjoy it! Last year I traveled thru several cities in India by myself. I also traveled thru the UAE as a solo female & it was such fun, I met the nicest people.

I've been to every corner of the world & the US and since I am in the process of retiring and moving out of the large family home, I'm thinking that past travel was just the appetizer and the main course is yet to come... SO EXCITED!

I am far from wealthy but I have not regretted a dime spent on travel. It can be done fairly reasonably if you really shop it, take advantage of off-season travel. Between Thanksgiving & Christmas there are fantastic specials because most people want to stay home & prepare for the holidays, so I grab those specials. My kids know that Mom is rarely in the country for Thanksgiving, and if I am, they are driving me to the airport before doing the dishes.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:31 PM
Location: Texas
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I think I overdosed on traveling. In my 20's and 30's, continuously for 20 years traveled to every country in Europe, the Middle East, and most of Africa and a few behind the iron curtain while working.

Later in my 50's after retired spent 10 years south of the US border in Mexico, Central America and a few countries in South America.

Now have all the good memories and now am perfectly happy staying closer to home.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:22 AM
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It's a big world & I've always been determined to see as much of it as possible. Every trip I've taken, by myself, with spouse, children, has been an investment, in my way of thinking. To camp in the Australian Outback, hike out of the Grand Canyon, see the sunrise from a volcano in Maui, walk through Versailles, attend an opera in Verona...what could be better? And I want to do it until I drop. Life is boring sitting in one place every day.
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