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Old 01-19-2019, 08:16 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I'm in the same boat with my husband! We are both 67. He loves to work (home office) and plans to keep working until 75 and wants me to do the same! ... Do it NOW, before it's too late.

So, should I just travel alone, if he won't go?
Absolutely,
Do it NOW, before it's too late.

We travel a lot separately, this week (2) different international flights (tho met up for a few days).

Eldercare, kid, health, farm duties, PT job... all disrupt our plans, so... we adapt and make each 'get-to-go-together' a honeymoon. (of sorts) Same with being home together. That is special too!

My time in Thailand has educated me in "Go-before-it-is-too-late". There are hundreds of Euro visitors in the villages who have been coming for medical tune-ups for 40+ yrs. Some are very disabled for the long journey and stay... I honour them for the effort, but... doesn't look like fun / 'holiday' to me.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Thank you all for the encouragement! I guess I just needed to hear other agreeable voices in the world to give me "permission" to do what I wanted to do all along.

I have a trip all picked out to Italy in the fall and have put down my deposit, and friends of ours have invited us to go on a Caribbean cruise with them in 2020. My husband has no interest, saying we'll get Legionnaires disease on the cruise (lol), but I still have a little time to "work on him" to get him to change his mind. We haven't seen these old friends in decades and they are great fun to be around. We'd both have such a good time.

I'm fine with traveling solo--did it many years for work/business--and in the past, I've taken my children to NYC & London (when my husband refused to go!) and then visited my grown kids who were in schools in France, London, Boston...But, now I feel guilty leaving my husband behind and I just need to get over it! I also feel a sense of vulnerability that I didn't feel when I was younger. I didn't think twice about packing up my 3 kids and taking them across the pond! But, traveling alone now has me thinking about the "what ifs" should something happen to me while on a trip. Catholic guilt, I guess. I just need to get my mojo back and hit the road!
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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But, traveling alone now has me thinking about the "what ifs" should something happen to me while on a trip. Catholic guilt, I guess. I just need to get my mojo back and hit the road!
Get travel insurance (insuremytrip.com) and make sure your family/friends knows where you're going or how to contact you during the trip. Then, hit the road.
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