Did you dream of a journey somewhere but no one to walk with … so you end up staying home? They not only miss something but are also lonely. There is good news: today it is easier than ever to travel around the world as a single woman (or man) and find friendly companions to eat and share stories with. Eliminate all worries of being isolated and alone.
Janice Waugh, founder of Solo Traveler's website and author of The Solo Traveler's Handbook says, "I love to travel alone because I meet people. I think traveling alone makes me more accessible compared to traveling with friends or family. "
Waugh adds that traveling alone is never too late." I travel to many female solo travelers all over the world, and many, like me, are over 60 years old. "According to a survey she calls Solo Traveler These women enjoy the freedom to do what they want without having to wait for others, and appreciate the opportunity to travel alone to challenge themselves and gain confidence.
Here are four fantastic holiday ideas that you can travel on your own and talk to others when and where you want:
River Cruise uise: American Cruise Lines, Cruise Critic Best for Solo Travelers Award, offering 35 routes in over 25 states on ships that can carry 1
Another option: Viking River Cruises specializes in European destinations.
Spa Vacation: The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is located on a spectacularly beautiful campus in the rolling hills of the Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts. Many yoga and meditation classes take place daily, and workshops on topics as diverse as healing from loss to dealing with anxiety. You can also book spa treatments. There are three buffets with vegetarian, vegan and omnivorous options, and breakfast is always quiet. Mobile phones are banned in most public areas. The rooms are no frills, but comfortable. Costs: Shared rooms and baths from 120 USD / night; Programs start at $ 85 / day. Day passes are also available .
Dana Jacobi, author of The Power Greens Cookbook has been in Kripalu several times since the 1980s and enjoys retreating as a solo traveler because " I know I'm so much alone can, as I like, and entertain myself and eat, if I want to talk. "Born in New York, she feels at ease when she walks alone to the nearby lake or takes part in group hikes.
Another option: For a more luxurious spa vacation visit The Lodge at Woodloch in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Scholar Vacations: Road Scholar is a nonprofit educational organization that offers over 90 national and international programs created for single travelers with the option of a single or shared room. "Single travelers – especially female solo travelers – have a special affinity with our unique brand of learning holidays," said James Moses, President and CEO. An added bonus: all trips are rated on a scale ranging from "Easy Going" to "Outdoor: Challenging" for physical difficulty. Cost: $ 600 for two days to $ 12,000 for six weeks.
Another option: Smithsonian Journeys a similar charitable travel group affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum.
Artsy vacation: Fletcher Farm School of Arts and Crafts Ludlow, VT. Every summer day, on the idyllic grounds of this art school campus, you can find artists weaving baskets, brushing carpets, painting in watercolor, acrylic and oil, quilting and silversmithing. In autumn and winter there are weekend and evening classes. One-day courses cost $ 120. In the winter months there are special offers for seniors.
Another option: The prestigious Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine.
For more information, see the following online sources:
Solo Traveler: https://solotravelerworld.com/
Solo Travel Society: https: //www.facebook.com/ SoloTravelSociety /
Bio: Nancy Monson is a travel and wellness author, artist and health trainer. Connect with her on Instagram .
Photo: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health