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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM
 
Location: California
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One particular trip I took by myself was a bicycle ride from New Jersey to Montreal. The scenery in upstate New York, from the Catskills thru the Adirondacks was breathtaking, but I thought I'd burst because there was nobody there with me to share it. That was before cell phones and instantly posting everything online and constantly being in touch with everyone.
But you are there. That's the point. Why aren't you enough?
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Old Yesterday, 04:53 PM
 
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As a solo, my travel is mostly by cruise ship and long cruises are preferred. I try to take 1 or 2 transatlantic crossings per year. I always look forward to 6 or 7 consecutive sea days before arriving at the next port of call. Being on deck or my balcony and seeing water all the way to the horizon is just fantastic.

One other good thing is that my cell phone is always in the room safe on airplane mode. No need whatsoever to stick my face in a phone. Mindfulness!

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Old Yesterday, 04:53 PM
 
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I've pretty much always traveled alone. It would be nice to have someone to travel with, but in my age range, so many people are locked down with mortgages, kids, 9-5 jobs... I would love to meet some people who have the freedom to enjoy this sort of lifestyle.
On my last cruise there was a large group from Women Traveling Together. There's a central Web site that sets up trips and you can sign up. They'll match you with a roommate if you don't want to pay a single supplement. I was really impressed with the women from that group- they did tend to stick together for meals but clearly some had been on multiple trips together and there were a lot of long-term friendships. They were mostly singles and mostly in their 30s to 60s, with interesting careers. It's something I might consider someday; I'm also in a position where few people I know have my freedom, interests and travel budget. I don't want a roommate, though.
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Old Yesterday, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Do you enjoy traveling alone?
I like traveling alone in the bush but not in big cities. The worst part of traveling alone is not being able to share the day's experiences with your partner/buddy/SO/whatever over dinner. When you are alone it can get a little lonely, particularly if you are going out to eat in restaurants. Nothing worse than going to a really cool little bistro for dinner in Spain or Bogota and eating alone. But on a road trip, I just talk to myself.
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Old Yesterday, 05:08 PM
 
Location: California
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As a solo, my travel is mostly by cruise ship and long cruises are preferred. I try to take 1 or 2 transatlantic crossings per year. I always look forward to 6 or 7 consecutive sea days before arriving at the next port of call. Being on deck or my balcony and seeing water all the way to the horizon is just fantastic.
That sounds so nice. I wish I didn't get motion sickness. I went on one cruise in my life--and spend the entire time vomiting in my room.

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On my last cruise there was a large group from Women Traveling Together. There's a central Web site that sets up trips and you can sign up. They'll match you with a roommate if you don't want to pay a single supplement. I was really impressed with the women from that group- they did tend to stick together for meals but clearly some had been on multiple trips together and there were a lot of long-term friendships. They were mostly singles and mostly in their 30s to 60s, with interesting careers. It's something I might consider someday; I'm also in a position where few people I know have my freedom, interests and travel budget. I don't want a roommate, though.
That's neat! I wouldn't want a roommate either in general (if it was my lover it would be ok), but I suppose for something like a cruise that would make sense.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That sounds so nice. I wish I didn't get motion sickness. I went on one cruise in my life--and spend the entire time vomiting in my room.
On my first cruise, I felt horribly ill. I went down to the ship's doctor and he gave me an IM injection of something that made me a little sleepy. I napped for a couple of hours and woke up feeling fine for the rest of the cruise.

Now I just make a beeline to the doctor's office once I get on the ship.

Some cruises, like an Alaskan Inside Passage trip, are in water so calm there's little possibility of seasickness.
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Old Yesterday, 07:31 PM
 
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I wish I could say that I did enjoy solo travel. Since my husband died, I have been dismayed at the thought of traveling alone. I know I am missing a lot. Maybe some day.
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Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Looks like I am the only one here who travels in silence. I have a musical ear (violin), and if I can't hear every part of the piece, it just comes off as a little shallow.

Driving the 18 wheeler, I usually had my window down. It's pretty calm and even fairly quiet in the big trucks with the window down. When it rained I would just play my hand in the rain. Most radio music is pretty bad.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I wish I could say that I did enjoy solo travel. Since my husband died, I have been dismayed at the thought of traveling alone. I know I am missing a lot. Maybe some day.

There's always a first time for everything. I've been traveling solo since I was 25 and have done many road trips and vacations alone. I love going by myself and most of my trips have been by car. Even when I fly I go solo though. I've never had a plane travel companion. Never been on a cruise but have never had the desire to do it. The idea of spending a week, or however long, with 2,000 other people just doesn't appeal to me. I've never done international travel solo or otherwise. Have never been able to afford it but would love to go to England, Ireland and Scotland.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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I remember blasting down country roads in Porsches to that song!
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