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Old 08-08-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I would love to hear your reasons why.
This puzzles me as well since I have been to Europe several times by myself including paris and London and Scotland and let me tell you those were some of the nicest people and trips I have ever taken . I got lost in London and Scotland and there was a tour group and they were so helpful and got me back on the right track . Nice nice people and actually met a guy there around my age and he was recently divorced like me . we wrote to each other a few times but lost touch after a while I wonder what he is doing these days ..oh well just thought I would ask why .
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:30 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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after my divorce I went to London and it was sooooooo peaceful and nice and would do it again in a heart beat .
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I plan to do more traveling alone. I am 56 and have no significant other, and most of my friends or family are attached or wouldn't be interested in going where I want to go.

I already do lots of things alone--go to dinner, go to Atlantic City, go to the beach (not really a vacation because I don't live far from a beach--it's fifteen minutes away). I would enjoy a trip by myself.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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At least once a year I'll go camping with some buddies and I try to get to the site a day or two early.

It's awesome to have a night or two alone without any other input to cloud your thinking and I get to look forward to seeing some close friends.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I celebrated a divorce by going to Scotland solo. Still the most fun I've ever had on a vacation. Got to play the Old Course because some group from So.Carolina was short a player. That wouldn't have happened if I'd been with a spouse/gf. Also got "adopted" by a punk band at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (I was 40 at the time), who took me around to a number of sketchy (but fun!) clubs until daylight. Hiked Ben Nevis alone, except for mountain goats that followed me around. Met a lot of great folks. Learned never to buy a Glaswegian a beer because they'll never leave you and won't shut up (and you can't understand them anyway). Did some scotch tours. Drove a sports car on wrong side of road without anyone in passenger seat screaming at me. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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Yes. Last international trip on my own - Paris, Barcelona and other cities in Spain.
Last US trips on my own - Seattle, Alabama.

All for pleasure.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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The beach is only 20 minutes away from here and that actually sounds like a great idea to go alone on a weekday but I've never done it. If they had wifi out there I could just sit there and work instead.

I wouldn't go on a vaca hours away alone. It would not be fun. I'm already alone all day at home.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I celebrated a divorce by going to Scotland solo. Still the most fun I've ever had on a vacation. Got to play the Old Course because some group from So.Carolina was short a player. That wouldn't have happened if I'd been with a spouse/gf. Also got "adopted" by a punk band at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (I was 40 at the time), who took me around to a number of sketchy (but fun!) clubs until daylight. Hiked Ben Nevis alone, except for mountain goats that followed me around. Met a lot of great folks. Learned never to buy a Glaswegian a beer because they'll never leave you and won't shut up (and you can't understand them anyway). Did some scotch tours. Drove a sports car on wrong side of road without anyone in passenger seat screaming at me. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
Sounds great! But it's the other side of the road, not the wrong side.
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I prefer traveling alone -- I don't have to worry about someone else's enjoyment, and I can do what pleases me.

That said, I don't travel just to sightsee and wander. When I travel, it's for some purpose: to do volunteer work, or to go to a conference for something I'm interested in, or to study a foreign language, or to visit family.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Yes, I love to go to NYC by myself.
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