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Old 03-25-2019, 11:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Stay at hostels, you'll meet lots of other solo travelers of all ages in a safe warm and friendly environment. They each have their own agenda, and often welcome strays to tag along with them for a day or two., For example, you can go to a gallery with someone who really knows art and is enthusiastic about mentoring for a day.

^^^ This is an excellent tip!
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:28 PM
 
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Europe. Just a week. 3 cities. 2 cities I know. Trying to figure out the last city.


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Old 03-26-2019, 05:15 AM
 
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I have done some solo trips. One needs a good attitude as well as always being aware of one's surroundings.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:43 AM
 
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Just got back from my annual winter vacation in Mexico. DH stayed one week but most of the time I go alone.

I don't care to stay in All-Inclusives. What you gain in safety you lose in cultural connection and there is a marked shortage of other women traveling single to engage in conversation.

I try to stay somewhere close to a town's hub where there will be a wide variety of people coming and going. Near a city park is a good spot.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:08 PM
 
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Stay at hostels, you'll meet lots of other solo travelers of all ages in a safe warm and friendly environment. They each have their own agenda, and often welcome strays to tag along with them for a day or two., For example, you can go to a gallery with someone who really knows art and is enthusiastic about mentoring for a day.
I am not interested in hostels. I am kind of bougee lol but I will likely do a chain of some sort, Marriott et al. I'm late 30's and not single. Zero interest in hostels.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:11 PM
 
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Just got back from my annual winter vacation in Mexico. DH stayed one week but most of the time I go alone.

I don't care to stay in All-Inclusives. What you gain in safety you lose in cultural connection and there is a marked shortage of other women traveling single to engage in conversation.

I try to stay somewhere close to a town's hub where there will be a wide variety of people coming and going. Near a city park is a good spot.
I hate all-inclusives. What is the point of traveling to a faraway land if you never leave the premises to actually see the place? I want to engage with locals, not other tourists likely from America.
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:27 PM
 
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I’ve done a lot of solo ski trips. 3 weeks in New Zealand. A couple weeks in Chile. Whistler many times. Steamboat a couple of times. Lots of long weekends in Europe when I was there on business. Lots of Colorado when I was there on business.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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I’ve traveled alone and I have to say I don’t always like it. Have had some situations…strangers coming up to me and asking for money, hitting on me. Can be stressful, long bus rides and trying to stay hyper aware of your surroundings is exhausting.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I hate all-inclusives. What is the point of traveling to a faraway land if you never leave the premises to actually see the place? I want to engage with locals, not other tourists likely from America.
You can leave the resort... We have done quite a few and we usually do 1 day on resort, 1 day/night off to shake it up.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:50 PM
 
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You can leave the resort... We have done quite a few and we usually do 1 day on resort, 1 day/night off to shake it up.
Ah. Some places are bad, like unsafe areas and people don't leave. I don't see the point in places like that. I did all-inclusive once. I don't like them either. I find them boring. I want to go to local places and eat local food with local people.
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