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7 best destinations for solo travellers over 50

written by Marie-France Roy May 9, 2017

For many of us, the way we travel starts to change around the age of 50.

We enjoy spending longer in a place, while discovering its history and culture. We put more emphasis on comfort, more emphasis on a temperate climate, good food, decent infrastructure, and a variety of activities where there is little risk of breaking a bone.

Since we’re travelling alone, an affordable and safe destination is a must. And meeting people close to our age is a bonus. With that in mind, and with over 25 years’ experience adventuring solo, here are my top destinations for solo travellers over 50. (It’s worth mentioning that there are so many great destinations out there, but these are my favourite ones!)



Monastiraki Square Athens Greece

Bustling Monastiraki Square in Athens

As the birthplace of western civilisation and democracy, Greece’s history goes back thousands of years and is best discovered through the archaeological sites and museums dotted around the country. The climate is warm and sunny from April to October, which lets you enjoy the beaches on dozens of islands. Crete is my favourite for hiking and spring flowers.

Despite the lure of the islands, be sure to dedicate a few days to Athens (guide here). While the city appeared busy and chaotic during my first visit in 1993, I quite enjoyed strolling around and, more recently, using the expanded metro. Healthy and delicious food, friendly locals, as well as an older population (one person in five is over 65) round off the highlights.

Relevant trip: Enjoy a leisurely sail from Mykonos to Santorini on this 8-day Greek island adventure.
Relevant read: “Why I’m so glad I chose a group tour of Greece”


Óbidos Portugal

Exploring the pedestrian village of Óbidos

Often-overlooked, Portugal will delight you. Travelling around this compact country is quick and easy. For example, you can go between Lisbon and Porto by train in less than three hours. Besides cities, Portugal’s draw cards include charming villages (check out Óbidos), castles and cathedrals, nearly 1,800 kilometres of coastline, and the picturesque Douro valley, famous for its wine. Be sure to catch a fado performance (traditional folk music) at À Capella in Coimbra, my favourite Portuguese town.

Feeling inspired?

Large food portions at restaurants help make the country surprisingly affordable (food guide here). Always ask for a ‘meia dose’ (half serving) unless you’re starving. Sample the best ‘pastel de nata’ (egg tart) at Pastéis de Belém, in its namesake suburb of Lisbon. Portugal also has an older population, compounded by the expat retirees who winter in the Algarve, when the average temperature is a mild 15°C

Relevant trips: Intrepid’s 15-day Explore Spain and Portugal, 8-day Portugal Real Food Adventure, and 7-day Highlights of the Azores trip.
Relevant reads: Don’t miss this guide to Porto or this guide to Portgual in one week.


Italy Amalfi Coast

Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Just like Greece, Italy is rich in history and culture, and features one of the best cuisines in the world. By all means, visit the astounding art treasures in Rome and Florence and the canals in Venice, but also visit less well-trodden regions such as Puglia, Basilicata, Umbria, or Le Marche, to see a more authentic glimpse of the country. Italian trains are very affordable, although not always punctual.

If you like day hikes, stay in Cinque Terre for a few days and walk the easy coastal path between its five colourful villages (guide here). It may surprise you to learn that Italy has the second oldest population in the world, with 22.4% of people 65 or older. Thank that Mediterranean diet, and the relaxed attitude of its citizens.

Relevant trip: Gorge on delicious Italian food on Intrepid’s Real Food Adventures, here and here.
Relevant read: 6 cities in Italy to visit before everyone else does



Marie on the Salinas Grandes, a large salt plain in Jujuy province, Argentina

Argentina is huge. I spent 12 weeks there and still haven’t seen everything. You can hike around lakes and up mountains, ride a boat to a glacier, see penguins, taste wines, admire some of the biggest waterfalls in the world, visit museums and churches, and shop until you drop. If you’re fascinated by the tango, spend time in sophisticated Buenos Aires. Catch a free performance on the street, buy a ticket to a show, or even take a lesson. Some schools like DNI Tango match you with different solo partners if you come on your own.

Avoid expensive flights by taking night buses, which are affordable, safe, and comfortable. Or choose to spend your time in one region. Go to Patagonia, the Lake District, and Iguazú Falls for superlative landscapes. Or escape the crowds in the pretty colonial cities of Córdoba and Salta. December to March is summer in Argentina, making it a great winter destination for North Americans.

Relevant trips: Love hiking? Checking out this 10-day Patagonia Trekking trip. Alternatively, this 7-day Best of Argentina and Brazil trip will be right up your street!
Relevant reads: “The ultimate city guide to Buenos Aires”, “What it’s really like exploring Patagonia on a group tour”



Los Viejitos Mexico dance

The traditional Mexican folk dance of Los Viejitos

If you’re solo, head to Mexico‘s Pacific Coast and the colonial towns of the highlands such as Oaxaca or Guanajuato (guide here). These places offer a little more authenticity than the Caribbean coast, which often caters to package tourists and couples (with prices to match). Mexico City is also reinventing itself as quite the cultured capital, with an exploding food scene that I’m a big fan of. Due to its altitude, the city tends to be cool and pleasant to stroll around.

Colourful, sunny, and very affordable, Mexico is home to various indigenous groups with their own foods, customs, handicrafts, and archaeological sites (Aztec, Maya, Mixtec, Zapotec, and more). Mexico is also home to some of the friendliest people I’ve come across. Add to this a large number of North American expats, especially in winter, and it isn’t hard to meet people.

Relevant trips: Consider Intrepid’s 15-day Best of Mexico trip, 9-day Mexico Real Food Adventure, or 9-day Playa del Carmen to Mexico City trip.
Relevant read: 5 reasons why Mexico is the ultimate solo travel destination


 Luang Prabang Laos

A sleepy street in the centre of Luang Prabang

Get away from the hordes of tourists and full-moon parties and visit underrated Laos. The gracious and reserved Lao people, orange-robed monks, and ornate Buddhist temples are reminiscent of Thailand, but without the crowds.

The peaceful town of Luang Prabang in the north makes a visit here especially relaxing. Take a boat trip on the Mekong, visit small villages further afield, or go for a hike in the beautiful countryside. The climate is also cooler and more comfortable than in much of south-east Asia.

Laos offers a distinct cuisine based on sticky rice (which you eat with the fingers). Try orlam (a thick soup with buffalo meat) or chicken skewers wrapped in lemongrass. You can eat for a couple of dollars at the street markets, but check out the Tamarind Café in Luang Prabang for something a little more upscale, and consider taking their cooking class.

Relevant trips: Opt for the 6-day Laos Discovery trip, 13-day Thailand and Laos Adventure, or 12-day Cambodia and Laos Encounter.
Relevant read: The best destinations in Laos, Southeast Asia’s unsung hero


Temple Kyoto Japan

Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan

Where else do taxi drivers wear white gloves and meals can be ordered from a display of plastic food dishes? Japan feels different and exciting, but it is so clean, safe, and well-organised that you’ll easily find your way around – even if you don’t know a single word of Japanese.

Most hotels charge per person, not per room, meaning that you’re not penalised for travelling solo. Add to this the famous Japanese politeness and the delicious food, and you have a winner. Tokyo and Kyoto are the two cities you absolutely can’t miss. But the speedy and ultra-punctual bullet trains make travelling around the country a breeze. (You can find a 7-day guide to it here!)

In a country where the respect for elders is a tenet of the culture, more than 26% of people are over 65, making Japan the country with the oldest population in the world. Worth a visit just for how young you’ll feel!

Relevant trips: They range from food tours to cycling trips to 7-day Japan Highlights trips!
Relevant read: A local’s guide to Japan on a budget

Ready to take on that big, beautiful world? See why Intrepid is so perfect for solo travelers.

Then check out these top travel destinations and trips.

To read more about solo travel for the 50+ crowd, check out this author’s personal blog: bigtravelnut.com

Image Credits: All c/o Marie-France Roy (except Amalfi Coast c/o Intrepid Travel).

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Neha January 26, 2021 - 5:07 am

Fantastic website. Plenty of helpful information here.

Dee October 8, 2020 - 5:18 am

Hey I am Dee 67 looking to travel anywhere, anytime. I have been a few places but at this time in my life I would like to go and go and go. If you are looking for a straight female travel partner respond.

Marlene October 25, 2020 - 9:31 am

Hi Dee, I too am looking for a straight female travel partner. I’ve done a lot of solo travel but would like now to do a round the world trip, preferably not alone. CoViD has me thinking the best to get on the road as soon as it is safe. Please get back to me if you are interested in a RTW (round the world) trip.

Kim VALLON September 12, 2020 - 3:01 am

Bonjour Everyone,
I will love to meet some new friends and travel together. I am 61,healthy and happy, I am French and American, I live in Florida and I want to enjoy my life. Please, feel free to contact me at : Kimvallon@aol.com

Cheryl Ann Collins January 26, 2020 - 2:51 pm

Hi there, I am in my 60s and live in Australia. I am travelling to UK and Spain , departing Melbourne on the 1st April. I will have a couple of weeks from 14th April on my own and would live to travel to France, Scotland or other places nearby. If anyone is interested in joining me please let me know. Would love some company if you are available at that time. Look forward to hearing from you.

Jason April 16, 2020 - 6:27 am

Have you completed your planned trip or postponed it under the current world health issues with the Coro virus??? Stay safe and healthy.

David Norriss January 14, 2020 - 8:19 am

I like how you explained that in Greece one out of every five people is over the age of 65 so if you’re over the age of 50 you’ll most likely find some older people to hang out with while traveling. I think this is a huge plus especially if you’re traveling alone. You could make new friends with the locals or fellow travelers of around your age.

amelia January 10, 2020 - 4:46 pm

nice sharing, I also enjoyed myself while I was visiting this kind of places.

Nico December 15, 2019 - 2:32 am

Hi I am 50 and love to travel. I did so many Asia trips from the past, now I would love to travel to Europe. I want to go between Feb -April. Any group can recommended? Thanks

Theresa November 14, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Hello, I am 60 and plan on traveling to Portugal and Spain in 2020. I’m from Las Vegas, NV. Anyone headed there?

Aaron November 21, 2019 - 2:43 pm

I’m a fit, athletic 65 year old retiree from NYC who wants to go places and experience things that a typical tourist is probably not going to see with a tour guide. There’s no place in the world that doesn’t interest me, but it would be so much more meaningful to experience things with a like-minded person.

Juliet Mathews November 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm

Let me know Teresa when you plan to go. I’m interested in joining. I can be reached at mjroom29@gmail.com

Eileen M December 27, 2019 - 8:50 am

I am also interested in joining!

Garry December 7, 2019 - 6:21 am

Hi. I’m looking for a travel partner and destination is not so important. I’m a 66 yr old male and in good shape.

Marlene December 19, 2019 - 2:23 am

I am looking at travelling in the first half of 2020, but have just starting looking around and thinking of where to go. Any suggestions. ? Somewhere not boiling hot or freezing cold.

George January 14, 2020 - 6:19 pm

Hello !
I am also looking to travel in the next few months … I am 50 , love just the idea of traveling…

Jason April 16, 2020 - 6:20 am

Hello, I suggest to visit Antalya, Turkey. You will enjoy a Mediterranean weather and nice variety of food & culture sites.

Annette December 29, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Hi Gary: I am looking to travel, too. Looking for both cities and rural destinations. Let me know if you want to connect. Where do you live?

Donna January 8, 2020 - 10:06 am

What city are you living in, Garry?

Dee January 20, 2020 - 4:47 am

Garry if you haven’t already found a travel partner message me (momofstepson@yahoo.com). Available for travel after 14th. 64 yr old female also in age-appropriate shape (not a hiker).

Anonymous January 20, 2020 - 2:43 pm

Hi I’m Carol,
Looking to travel with company

Garry Kowald February 8, 2020 - 9:55 pm

Hi Carol, I am Garry from Queensland Australia. I am going to hike Macchu Picchu in April if you want to travel there

Garry Kowald February 8, 2020 - 9:59 pm

Hi Carol, where are you from?

Lori January 8, 2020 - 6:10 pm

Hi Theresa: I’m interested in traveling to Portugal and Spain as well. I’m 58 y/o. Let me know when you’re thinking of going–I can go any time. I live in Pasadena, CA. Lori

Steve Thomas December 22, 2020 - 9:54 am

Can i join you ?

Brian August 22, 2019 - 6:37 am

Well this list was a big’ol bust

Chris June 3, 2019 - 6:50 am

I’m female, fit, and fifty-five looking for a travel buddy. I want to explore Morocco, Algiers, Marrakesh this fall (best time) and looking for someone(s) who is up it. I love to immerse in a culture (see the sites as a local – not tourist), so I want to explore beaten and unbeaten paths. If you like adventure, fun, and most importantly laughter. contact me.

Jennifer June 4, 2019 - 7:57 am

You sound similar to me. I am 53today and live in Rockland county ny. Where are you located?

Birdie June 8, 2019 - 10:09 am

I also live in Rockland County & looking for a travel buddy

Dawn noska July 20, 2019 - 1:49 am

Dawn from WI. Ready to go anywhere anytime also. Mostly by myself but I believe some places will be better to travel with at least another person. 53 in shape. Just did rainbow mt and Macho Picchu.

Ronni Rich July 30, 2019 - 11:37 am

Hi Jennifer,
My name is Ronni. I’m female, 58 and looking to travel as well. I’m in good shape and enjoy a good adventure. I too live in Rockland County.

Germanico June 12, 2019 - 4:33 pm

Same here!! male 44, currently looking for a partner to explore the mountains and northern coast of morocco this fall… lets do it together!!

Ian June 12, 2019 - 6:04 pm

Always happy to meet fellow travellers…. flexible to go anywhere any time!

Melissa July 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm

I’m 45 lost my husband last year we were on our way to set a travel plan I’m looking for someone who may know a little ok alot more than me but to go to different culture not as a tourist, I’m not expierenced so will need help in that please contact me Melissa

Hope August 10, 2019 - 8:58 pm

Hi, sorry for your lost ! I am 45 and leaving in Bilbao, Spain. I am photographer and want to explore new places. I travel more than 35 Countries and 80 cities around the world

Lisa September 28, 2019 - 10:39 am

Sorry for your loss. I’m willing to travel. I used to do it for a living. I have been to a few places. Greece is my favorite. I also love Bar Harbor Maine. Which I’m in right now and it’s just beautiful. My trips almost over but I love to travel. Let me know….

Diana December 24, 2019 - 10:58 am

Are you still looking for a travel buddy? I’m 49 single and have traveled with friends and solo. Looking to plan a trip in. Feb 2020. Any interest in chatting?

kamini July 20, 2019 - 10:29 pm

I share your sentiments. Will travel most places, only am a working 62 y/o female. Holidays are the best time for me. Should you choose, let me know, where your future travels are taking you to.

Juliet Mathews November 23, 2019 - 2:31 pm

Have you been able to travel with a group yet? I’m single female 52 and willing to travel to some new place and experience the culture with a small group of friends. Prefer June July of 2020. Let me know if you are still interested. Im from California

Betsy January 3, 2020 - 2:15 pm

I’m a 52 year old female (newly separated) from
Ontario, Canada. Travelled a lot when I was younger and want to join a tour again this summer (july/August). Thought a tour group would be the way to go!

Zafar July 26, 2019 - 10:41 am

I am 61 m in TO and am planning to travel to Quebec City solo. Any single interested in joining me? Looking to travel in the week of July 29.

Akram September 3, 2019 - 2:31 am

Hi there I am backpacker from morroco if
You need any help u can ask

Alison B Wahl October 30, 2019 - 5:20 pm

Alison 59 years young! Looking for a travel group with people our age.
I want to go to Borneo this March.

Cgristina December 26, 2019 - 11:23 pm

I can go with you anytime during the summer . I am off work all of June and July.
I am also 55, fit, and my name is Christina.

Aiza May 28, 2019 - 9:02 pm

Yes, I’m Always Scared When I Solo Travel. But that fear also helps me tap into something great..Love Your adventures thought.

Anonymous May 18, 2019 - 6:34 am


Elgene Chong April 27, 2019 - 11:06 am

Hi guys, I’m elgene and love traveling,40. Just quit my job and would like to find light-minded traveler to explore some places such like South America : dec – Jan 20(at least 1-2 months ), july/Aug 19- Greece , Jordan and Oman . If anybody are interested, let us discuss via Facebook – Elgene Chong. World is big and life is short. let us explore the world with open heart, enjoy and happy. Cheers ….

Osacia June 2, 2019 - 2:43 am

Hi Elgene, Where are you located? Where will you be travelling from? I am looking for travel companion for Sept 2019

Celia April 4, 2019 - 5:07 am

Hello. I am 57 years young and love to make friends. I would like to travel to Europe eg Paris, Italy or even Mediterranean eg Malta, Greece I am looking for a travel buddy. I live in Singapore. Time would be Aug-Sep.

Celia April 2, 2019 - 4:43 am

Hello I am 57 and planning a trip either to Europe I.e. Ireland, London or Mediterranean e.g. Malta, Greece. Sometime in Aug-Sep would be great. Looking for travelling buddy. I live in Singapore. We could meet halfway if possible.

Sangeeta April 8, 2019 - 7:26 am

Hi I’m 55 looking for a travel buddy who’s keen to travel..I’m from Mumbai India..Haven’t decided the place but my bags are packed..Have never travelled alone but think it’s about time

Chandrasekhar Arun April 8, 2019 - 8:34 pm

Hi I am Arun, 57 yrs old frm Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have travelled alone for most of my working career, but never stopped to smell the roses. I am interested.

kamini July 20, 2019 - 10:39 pm

Am a free spirit and have travelled solo all my life. 62 now and am thinking, travelling with fellow travelers maybe an experience of its own. Will travel most places, mostly over downtimes from work. December is a great time for me.

Alison B Wahl October 30, 2019 - 5:21 pm

Alison 59 years young! Looking for a travel group with people our age.
I want to go to Borneo this March.

Vinod April 10, 2019 - 7:21 pm

I am 61. I can accompany you. I am single want to travel.

Josephine April 15, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Hi Vinod,
I am planning on visiting Sri Lanka in June. Are you I interested?. I am 64 and single.


bill May 1, 2019 - 5:32 pm

hi Bill here in the usa

looking to travel to India and Africa for a month

October works for me

kamini July 20, 2019 - 10:41 pm

62, have traveled solo all my life. Opening up to the idea of traveling with fellow travelers, and will travel most places, including antarctic.

Anonymous April 12, 2019 - 2:17 am

I am Usha from Vizag, I am 52, I like to travel, but I am a vegetarian.

AV Palani April 25, 2019 - 1:32 am

I would like to be yr companion in travel and will be help and not burden tell me yes we can meet have travelled to most places in the world and matured guy

kamini July 20, 2019 - 9:31 pm


A solo traveller myself, would like to travel now with like minded traveller. Not a vegetarian, but love all foods. Holidays are the best time available for travel for me. I work and I am 62

meena November 2, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Hi Usha
I am 51, Indian Australian female. I have travelled widely. Still have so many places to revisit or explore. I like to travel slow, soak in the experience. That’s why I don’t like to travel with the tour companies. I am a vegetarian. Thinking of visiting Europe/eastern Europe (Amsterdam to Budapest) and Dubai for 4-5 weeks in Sept/Oct 2020.

kamini July 20, 2019 - 10:34 pm

Sangeeta, am 62 and will travel most anywhere. Have travelled solo most my life, am encouraged to find growing community of like minded travelers. Contact me if you choose. Was thinking Iceland or Morrocco over December holidays.

Juliet Mathews November 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm

Have you been able to travel with a group yet? I’m single female 52 and willing to travel to some new place and experience the culture with a small group of friends. Prefer June July of 2020. Let me know if you are still interested. Im from California

Melanie April 9, 2019 - 12:32 am

Hi! My sister (54) and I (57) are looking to travel sometime in July or August. She is recently divorced and I am a widow. We both are very fit, love the beaches, good conversation and dancing. Any ideas where we should travel to? We prefer places where we will meet other single people.

Gus June 5, 2019 - 4:43 am

Hi. I’m thinking of Punta Cana from June 24 to July 1st. What do you guys think?

Fred June 19, 2019 - 9:39 am

Hi I am Fred recently single ( 68 ) want to travel but what a waste to go alone. Live in CT any thoughts. Would be great to go with a group of like minded fun people

D ebbie June 24, 2019 - 1:19 am

Hi Fred I live in C t. also. Where are you interested in traveling to.

Kelly October 29, 2019 - 10:41 am

Hi, Debbie and Fred, I live in CT as well, feel free to contact me. I am always up for travel.

Revonda Douglas March 2, 2020 - 7:00 am

I’m Revonda 66 years young. I would love to travel with you! I haven’t traveled alot and dont want to travel alone.

Anonymous October 24, 2020 - 9:49 pm

Hi I’m Sally, live in JHB and all I wanna do is travel with a small group of great people and see as much as we can wherever we can get to, a dream to do before it’s too late

Eric January 13, 2020 - 8:28 am

I’m a 58 year old and looking to travel with like minded people. I live in Idaho, so warm weather destinations are desirable. I’m fit and exercise regularly. Most of my close friends are married, I’m a divorced empty nester.

Anonymous April 13, 2019 - 11:51 pm

I am thinking of a trip to Greece or Norway…. haha

Celia April 13, 2019 - 11:53 pm

How about a trip to Greece …or Norway… It would be an adventure.. in September.

Celia April 19, 2019 - 2:01 am

I am checking for flights to Oslo, Norway in Sep. As a start….

Jackie Jacobs June 24, 2019 - 1:15 am

Are you planning your own itinerary or going with a tour/adventure company. I can def meet you.

Donie July 29, 2019 - 12:52 am

I am 58 and from Ireland.

Carol Williamson March 18, 2019 - 1:31 am

Hi, I’m Carol, never holiday travelled on my own before but feel now is the time. I am a young at heart 58yo Scottish lass living in North Cyprus. I have always fancied seeing Malta but no idea where to start looking for a singles holiday

Sandra April 20, 2019 - 3:53 am

Hi Carole,
Malta is great for solo travelers, everyone speaks English, they Drive on the same side of the Road as the British, although the buses are very easy to navigate and very regular,
Not that expensive for a week ticket either
lots of expats, there it’s such a small island you can’t get lost.
Steeped in history so many churches, Mdina is a must either day Or evening both have great appeal.
My e mail address is 18branshill@gmail.com@gmail.com if you need any information just ask.
I too am a fellow Scot i traveled solo to Malta and ended up moving there for 7 years.
Now home in Bonnie Scotland and ready to try Spain Somewhere solo, hope i choose as well as i did with Malta lol
Sandra (62)

Alicia March 10, 2019 - 2:38 am

I am turning 55 this April. Wanting to travel for my birthday. Single for a year and recently divorced. I want to begin a new life and travel. I want to hit the Caribbean HARD! I prefer warm areas, beach & pretty water. I love to shop for no reason. Young at heart, social drinker, love to have fun, and bit of a night owl. Anyone looking for a travel buddy to visit the Caribbean? I live in Texas.

Kamran March 18, 2019 - 8:30 am

Greetings from Sacramento,California
Planning a trip to Thailand with in next few weeks. Any tips, information, suggestions would be appreciated. Traveling alone, so far…..male,66.

Anonymous April 17, 2019 - 5:48 am

Be open minded and you’ll have the greatest experience. Grab a book about the common sense of DOs and DON’Ts of Thai culture and avoid people who ask you too many questions where you’re staying,how long, are you alone, or they can hook you up with traveling guides, for your own protection from scammer or con-artist.

Sarah March 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Hi there they’re yes I’m interested I’m 58 years old single and full of life one some fun in the Sun

Mo June 1, 2019 - 1:09 am

I am 57 interested in doing a round trip around Europe with a like minded individual, that is, not basic hostel but not 5 star either during July/August 2019 if you are interested. I live in West London.

Nicole April 3, 2019 - 10:36 pm

How about Costa Rica the first week of October?

Vicki Turner April 10, 2019 - 3:39 am

Sounds great as I am a single first time traveler, who lives in California. Female and married with a husband who cannot travel.

Angela Conway July 28, 2019 - 1:57 am

Hi Vicki.
I just joined this site and saw your April post. I’m looking for a companion to keep me company in January. I’m visiting my son in San Francisco for a couple of days over New Year’s and would like to travel to other parts of California after that. Would you be interested in exploring possibilities?

John Diesburg April 5, 2019 - 10:03 am

Hi Alicia, I’m a 58 year young man recently retired. I’m ready to travel and would love to have someone to share the adventure with. I like Sailing, Snorkeling, beach combing.

Lynn August 5, 2019 - 10:39 am

I am Lynn turning 59 this month and need a get away! Would love some company you interested?

Janet September 5, 2019 - 11:30 am

I just turned 60 and recently retired. I’m married but my husband hasn’t retired yet so I’m looking fir someone to go to Las Vegas in May and San Francisco in September next year. Looking for a female travel companion.
I live in Alberta, Canada
If these are any places you were be interested in send me a note.

Caroline April 9, 2019 - 1:23 am

Hi Alicia
Am here , love to travel too. Please let’s get in touch and see if we can travel together. Like your profile

Vicki Turner April 10, 2019 - 3:35 am

Hi alicia
I am looking for a traveling buddy also
I am married and my husband is unable to travel. This will be my first time traveling alone. I love in CA. I enjoy the same things.

mark stockman April 14, 2019 - 12:07 am

Alicia, i am single male, 65, divorced, in fantastic shape. I am a texan as well but in N D right now. love the caribbean, particularly port antonio jamaica. san san villas my favorite. took my daughters there as well. wonderful place. beautiful beaches, accessible island, waterfalls, blue lagoon etc. contact me if you are interested in meeting. best, mark

gidarim May 1, 2019 - 2:23 pm

I live Houston Texas too
I am gonna fly to Bali on May 10 by myself, if you are interested,we can meet at Bali airport.

Tonj May 3, 2019 - 3:26 pm

Hi fellow Texan, l am recovering from losing my husband unexpectantly and starting to travel. I am 58 and live in Austin area but frequently in Houston. I am planning to go to India with my sister then Greece alone in August. I am a social drinker, like reading, history and going to museums, plays etc.

Gus June 5, 2019 - 4:46 am

Hi. I’m going from June 24 to July 1. Are you interested?

Dianne October 26, 2019 - 9:19 am

Hi Alicia!
I just left TX after 28 years and a nasty divorce. Am now in NJ taking care of my 93 year old Mom. I’ll be 58 this year also. My brothers and I have a deal that whenever I feel I need a break, they will step up and look after Mom so I can relax.
The only problem is finding someone to go with! I’ve never traveled alone before, and I can’t say I’m looking forward to it until I found this site. I’m a RN, now private duty, (LOL) I love to read, walk, swim, ride bikes, bake, cook. I’m in pretty good shape, social drinker, and looking to make some new friends who like to travel!

Matt December 9, 2019 - 2:22 am

Am new to solo travel .Live on Gulf Coast of Florida. Am 59 single and in great shape .Open to most warm travel,love to hike,bike and explore

Peter Savio February 9, 2019 - 9:36 pm

So, here I am in Nha Trang, Vietnam, thinking that it would be great to share this experience with a fellow traveler. Not just anyone, someone that is like minded and shares same interests, value, beauty, and respects customs and cultures. Sometimes earths beauty needs to be shared to be remembered and appreciated. I am a senior male (72 yo) of Italian origin (Venice) living in Canada, that has been on a journey to discover this beautiful planet and all its beauty, for the past 50 years. The travel mate I am looking for should be youthful in mind, financially independent, fit, healthy in mind and body, and have a zest for travel.

Taylore February 13, 2019 - 4:30 pm

This is great! I am planning a get away in August 2019 to Europe. I am 54 years old.. solo. Looking forward to discovering

Taylore Blackwell February 14, 2019 - 2:11 am

To add to my comment.
I am 54 and single. Can anyone give me advice in regards to the safest, but adventurous country to see mid August, as this is my first solo.

Anonymous March 2, 2019 - 9:00 am

I don’t know where you’re from but all European countries are safe. I’m from Ireland and I’ve traveled through most of Europe and never had any incidents . I travel regularly for work, am a similar age to you and I never tire of Europe cities and towns. If you’re not from Europe then go to Rome, Paris, London, Madrid, you got to see those places. If you’ve been there then go to Prague, Dublin, Brussels, Berlin. However, all the above will be expensive compared to the amazing value you can get in eastern European towns and villages. Go there, soak in the ambiance, culture, value for money and life experiences that they offer. Don’t be afraid, it’s all good!

mary haik March 9, 2019 - 8:22 am

I always travel alone however I am now turning 54 can you tell me a great place to travel

dee March 1, 2019 - 1:29 pm

Hi Taylore.. I am 60 female, active and single. I am also looking to go to Europe for the very first time around August this year. I would like to start in Italy and take it from there. I live in Australia.

Jackie Walker April 19, 2019 - 10:46 am

Hello Peter
I am a “young” senior originally from the UK and have traveled some of Europe (inc: Venice) until relocating permanently to New Zealand and Australia several years ago. With the Pacific Islands on my doorstep I have visited most of them and more recently enjoyed South Africa (especially the Safari) and have just returned from India.
I am an independent widow with solo travel experience who would love to make my next destination Canada with a resident tour guide. My Visa’s for USA & Canada are current and if you are at all interested, I should love to hear from you. Sincere regards……….Jackie.

kamini July 20, 2019 - 10:46 pm

Love your energy. Am 62 and traveling to connect to this beautiful earth and its peoples is great. Will travel most places, but holiday breaks from work are the best times for me to travel.

Jean February 4, 2019 - 2:14 am

I have a group of female friends, and we travel on a big trip every year as a small group of 6-12. We are all females ages 45-72, all health care professionals from Canada. We are either single, married (but husband doesn’t like to travel), divorced or widowed. We have been on a safari in Africa, travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia with a Mekong River cruise between countries, and most recently travelled to India and Nepal in December 2018. We are planning a trip to Egypt and Jordan in October 2019 and are looking for 4 more people to join our private tour in Jordan from Oct 24-Oct 31, 2019. Our Egypt tour is full but there is another Egypt tour that would work before or after our Jordan trip. One of the ladies is also looking for a travel partner to go onto Israel after our Jordan tour. If you are a laid back woman with an adventerours spirit, who enjoys experienceing new places & cultures and meeting new people, with some fun, laughter and wine thrown in then please email me for more details of our Jordan trip.
Cheers, BJE

Marlene October 25, 2020 - 9:27 am

Hello, I’ve mostly been a solo traveller but CoViD has me thinking group travel might be a better alternative. RTW (round the world) is something I’ve not yet done and would love to so am looking for a group of women who might be up for the adventure. If you are interested please let me know. New places, new cultures, new people, with some fun, laughter and wine thrown in sounds good to me!

Stan February 1, 2019 - 7:16 pm

Hi my name is Stan and live in Australia 68 single have travelled to Morocco, China, India, Vietnam, Poland, Germany and looking for a travel companion for spain/canada/alaska/Scandinavia experiences

Vicki February 9, 2019 - 3:03 pm

Hi Stan, I’m a 60 year old female in Aus.
My Solo journeys so far have been India, Nepal, Northern Thailand, Meekong to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia. Few days in Japan.
Interested in Portugal Camino , Europe, Morocco , Africa and Jordan.

dee March 1, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Hi Vicki… Im a 60 yo female in Aus too. I want to travel to Europe this year.. around Jul-Sep. I am looking for a travel companion. Im active, adventurous and really easy to get along with.

Mo June 1, 2019 - 1:12 am


I live in West London interested in a European Tour, not basic hostel, not 5 star, Western or Eastern Europe.

Valentina February 9, 2020 - 1:44 am

I am a fit and 50+ lady living in Indiana…. well traveled, practice yoga, enjoy world music and cooking. Am open to learning about new cultures and people. Anyone out there interested in traveling to Zambia on Safari?

Eva February 17, 2019 - 11:59 am

Hi Stan, i am 58 year old female in Australia. I have just started discovering world. I will be travelling to Poland next year and i am also interested in Portugal, Spain and Marocco. I am looking fo companion.

Rebecca January 26, 2019 - 11:07 am

I am a 49 year old female looking for a fellow traveller. I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I have recently started traveling. So far I have been to Scotland, England, Iceland and took a Christmas tour in Europe (Germany, Austria, Hungary). I am going to Ireland in May and would like to go to either Greece or Italy in the fall. Sorry, but I am not a huge drinker. If still interested let me know.

Anonymous February 4, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Hi Rebecca, I’m Lori. It appears as though we have a few similarities! I also live in the Atlanta area, am 49 and looking to travel more and would love to find a travel companion. We should try and talk further.

Carl Barrow February 22, 2019 - 1:05 am

Hi Rebecca i’m Carl nice to meet you I’m 54 from Canada retired sold my business more than retired best day of my life lol spent the last 3 years between south east Asia and central america would love to find a travel partner let’s chat and see what we can plan for an adventure

James March 2, 2019 - 3:22 pm

Hello Rebecca, this is James. I am a 55 yo male and live near Charlotte NC, in Hickory. Would like to find a nice female companin to travel with. Been a while since have left USA as primarily vacation in Spring and Fall at a bicycle friendly beach town and ski in Snowmass at Christmas. Last few years have escaped to Florida in February, and a bucket-item is to visit FL Keys and view Southern Cross, at sea. Have also traveled to London, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandavia, but that was decades ago or as a child. Would like to travel to Amsterdam-London, and Ireland. Rarely drink.

Mindy Goldenberg March 19, 2019 - 8:58 am

Hi Rebecca; I raised my kids in Alpharetta. Recently divorced & ready to do some traveling! Looking to explore by backpack (ie cheap, no set itinerary, open to adventure) Most interested in Greece, Italy, Morocco, Amsterdam, Portugal. Time frame flex but I’ve committed to staying w friends 5 weeks in Israel June/July. Must be in Kazackstan mid December (son there for a year).

Patricia Strubel April 11, 2019 - 12:34 am

I’m also looking for someone to travel with. I don’t see where to fill out my info page. I’m active, 56, and interested in US Europe, Asia, and islands.

Juliet Mathews November 23, 2019 - 3:07 pm

Hi Rebecca
I’m a high school teacher from California. I haven’t travelled alone, I’m going to try one soon. I’m single, 52 years old and love to experience other cultures. I can be reached at mjroom29@gmail.com. Prefer traveling during my school holidays

Greg January 1, 2019 - 4:52 am

I wish Intrepid had some trips especially for 50+ travellers

Valerie Fernando January 9, 2019 - 7:49 am

hi i am valerie from canada love to travel with somebody who loves to travel i am 51 yrs old female…

Susanne January 10, 2019 - 1:31 pm

I’m a 54 yo single female, also looking for a travel companion. Unfortunately, most of the deals I find are based on double occupancy.

William Richardson January 21, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Hi, I am 56, hoping to get a chance to visit Peru in March. I agree, cheaper and more fun in a duo.
Actively fit, former climber and skier, getting back into shape.
Any ideas? I think I can get to Cusco and explore that region first.

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:31 am

Hi yes I would love to travel with you I’m in Taiwan teach English online and would like to be your friend take care from Jim

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Hi did you find a partner I’m also interested I’m 65 and teach online English in Taiwan have a nice day from me Jim

Alison January 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm

I am a youthful 60+, more like active 50 something in Nassachusetts, US. And am looking to travel with companions. I am retired, curious, and eager to do budget bucket list travel Currently trying to formulate a Feb/March trip somewhere warm, perhaps to Mexico (Baja Sur, or Oaxaca, and coast) although New Zealand is on my bucket list. I’d like to also to go to Bali and Peru with Macchu Picchu perhaps later this year. Portugal and Spain are favorite destinations. I am challenged by choosing among all the amazing possibilities so joining with another experienced adventurer and good planner would be helpful. I love to dance, tango, salsa, swing, hike, bike, snorkel, and explore towns, meeting local people and taking photographs. Good conversation and wine. Quieter Inner focused time with yoga and meditation is also important. Seeking balance. How do we connect safely and continue conversation from here ?

Patrick February 10, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Allison, I am a neighbor (I live in Western Mass) and also 60+ (and exceptionally fit) and still working (and loving it). Beginning to plan summer travel. Am solo, so I am also looking for a traveling companion. I have an extensive bucket list, so open to possibilities. We seem to have similar perspectives and interests (including yoga and meditation). Not quite sure how to connect to start a convo. Am open to suggestions! Let me know, Patrick

Donna February 21, 2019 - 8:44 am

Hi Allison, I’m semi retired nurse, very flexible schedule 62 yo female
All of my friends work and I don’t want to travel alone . I live in Plympton Ma,

Robert September 29, 2019 - 1:19 am

Hello Donna I would want to know you more and travel with you some day

Helen Goodman March 29, 2019 - 11:25 pm

Hi .
I’m Helen 65 from Australia . Young and full of energy and inquisitive. Can keep up with all the young ones . Still work full tune as a operating theatre nurse . Wound love to meet up with like minded people and travel .

Pat Fearn February 15, 2019 - 6:01 am

Would you like to travel to Ireland
Patrick will look after you I live Dublin I am a solo traveler.
It’s the single suplament that get me
Was cought on cruising for suplament s.

Ava Thompson March 31, 2019 - 9:37 am

Hi Pat I am arriving in Dublin on May 5th 2019 and would love to travel the coast around Ireland for 2 weeks and would love to see Scotland for a few days If you want to I can rent a mini and we can Tent it or what do you suggest. I’m Canadian but have been living in New Zealand for past 16 years. I hate traveling alone. My email address ava.newby88@gmail.com

Kind regards

Carl Barrow February 22, 2019 - 12:49 am

Hi I’m Carl from Toronto Canada I would love to chat and see if we could find a great place to visit I’ve been to Thailand and most of south east Asia before Asia I traveled south central America

Carl Barrow February 22, 2019 - 1:18 am

Hi Jenny i’m Carl 54 single from Canada sold my business 2 years ago been in south east Asia and central america traveling alone would love to chat and see what we could plan for an adventure hope to hear from you thanks Carl

Taylore Blackwell February 22, 2019 - 11:49 am

Where in Canada are you from?
I am a 54 single female, planning a trip to Italy
In August, my first solo

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:26 am

Hi you sound very interesting I would really love to join you I am 65 gent live in Taiwan and teach English on line hope we can travel together take care from jim

Amy Rudisill March 8, 2019 - 11:01 am

Hi Valerie
My name is Amy, I also am 51 and looking for travel friends. I have been to Paris, Mexico, Abaco, Puerto Rico and 10 states in the US.
I’m looking to explore Italy, Prague, well really everything! Let’s chat and maybe we can travel together. Maybe start a fun 50s girl crue to travel with!

Angelia March 25, 2019 - 8:19 am

Hi Amy. Did you start the 50s travel group. I’m recently retired 50 something looking to travel. Have never done the buddy travel thing but open to a nice safe travel group.

Jude January 11, 2019 - 6:11 am

I agree, I’m very active and love any type of active adventure. I’ve trekked Machu Pichu, Everest and had some amazing cycling adventures. Its getting harder to find people that are interested in active trips. Other companies that specialize in “senior” tours think that youre made of money and charge a fortune, plus theyre not very adventurous, too laid back. Would love to find an adventurous soul who is willing and able to travel extensively, not luxuriously.


Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:37 am

Hi Jude I’m interested and teach English online I’m 65 and would love to join you take care from Jim

Dee January 12, 2019 - 5:47 am

Hi there, I am in my 50ies and looking at Veitnam travel early this year 2019. Be great if there are others that are in their 50ies to travel with. I live in NZ.

Sue January 23, 2019 - 10:43 am

Hi, I am heading to Africa for a 21 day overland tour (accommodated) with Intrepid in May
It would be great if there were tours specifically for 45+yo solo travellers.
As well as the savings (always get hit with the single supplement fees) , the company would be interesting

Ams April 18, 2019 - 4:29 am

Hi, would like to see if we can travel together.

Carol Power November 25, 2018 - 8:06 am

Wow, I did not realise you can meet up with people to travel. I live in New Zealand and would love to do some travelling overseas in the school holidays with a like-minded traveller. I am a teacher, so holidays are my only option

Anonymous January 2, 2019 - 8:44 am

Great to know this site is available with like minded people

Elroy Lobo January 16, 2019 - 6:47 pm

Hi Carol……I too am passionate about travelling the world……let’s know if you’re still keen. Best. Elroy

Vince February 8, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Hi Carol,

I live in California about 90 miles northeast of San Francisco in a small farming community on 22 acres. Would love a companion to spend time with while you are on vacation.



kirsty February 16, 2019 - 6:11 pm

Hi Carol, I live in nz and I’m a teacher as well, so the school holidays are the best time to travel for me. I’d be keen to accompany a travel buddy for travel adventures.

Juliet Mathews November 23, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Hi Carol
I’m a teacher from California. Single and 52. I’ve never travelled alone. I would like to travel with a group of like minded people from around the world preferably during our school holidays in June or July
My email is mjroom29@gmail.com

Airbnb Management Sydney November 21, 2018 - 7:26 pm

WOW!! These pictures are fantastic. The tips are useful. Taking pictures is a must as we travel, but not everyone can do it well. Thanks for sharing these list.

Robert November 16, 2018 - 3:54 pm

I am 72, single have reasonable health and have travelled reasonably extensively in various ways, tours, driving and public transport. I would love to go to South America in the company of a female companion, however I am open to travel anywhere.
Travel is a shared experience and its not ideal to travel on ones own even on a tour. I live very near Sydney, Australia. If you have not been to Australia I would be glad to show you around.

Maria November 25, 2018 - 9:43 am

Hi Robert I am trying to get a flight out to Australia on Dec 17th for a 6 wk trip taking in New Zealand too. Wud love to meet you so you can show me round Aus. Maria. m.p.v.hocking@gmail.com for more info….. thx

Glenys October 22, 2018 - 2:14 pm

Is anyone considering attending the International Living conference in Bangkok in February 2019
on how to retire overseas. Considering staying on a few days after the conference. Am a fit active 60’s female looking to share to make the trip a little more enjoyable

Anita Willis September 29, 2018 - 6:59 pm

I would love to connect with traveling companion in the early part of 2019. I’m interested traveling to Spain and several other regional locations for several weeks which could well turn into a month or more. I’m retired, single, mostly healthy at 70+ y/o and would love to travel. Of course I could always travel solo but it would be joyful to share traveling experiences with someone besides myself. Anyone out there interested?

Patrick October 4, 2018 - 7:34 am

I would also love to connect with traveling companion this late 2018 and early 2019. I am considering Spain or Iceland, I am really interested in learning about the Local culture and some nice memorable sites. I am 60 years old and I would be willing to travel with you if you find me worthy.

Mary October 16, 2018 - 7:52 am

Hi, l love Spain a lot and will go back to Iceland again. I am looking for a travel buddy (male) and l am 60.

Sri-lanka to see the wildlife, and Essential Cambodia & Vietnam to experience culture, food & history. Talking

April & October 2019. Not sure if these are good months to travel to these places but l will find out.

Ron October 21, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Why hello Mary, I would love to travel to Spain sometime in 2019 if you are still going that way please let me know. I’ve always been curious about Spain . You seem like someone who knows their way around. i’m 5’8” ,60, fit And did a 6 mile hike through the jungles of Costa Rica this year. Big smiles, Ron

Dave November 11, 2018 - 12:15 pm

Hi my name is Dave. I’m 65 in pretty good shape and would love to find a travel buddy. Have been to Europe two times but think that I may have missed some great sights because I get overwhelmed. I would love to follow another traveler around and hopefully see much motor on my next trip. mutchlerdw@yahoo.com

Dee January 12, 2019 - 5:56 am

Hi there, I am 55 and from NZ. So much nicer to share travel momeries. I am looking at Travelling to vietnam in Feburary or March 2019 if anyone is interested. Be nice to experience the culture, food, adventures and the beautiful sites. I am active and so enjoy meeting people and making the most of what we can. dee63@xtra.co.nz

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:42 am

Hi Mary yes I would love to join you I’m from Taiwan teach English online well let me know I’m 65 hope we can have a good time take care from Jim

Gladys October 30, 2018 - 11:01 pm

I love to travel. I still work but do have the time to get away. I have been to Spain(2017) but loved it so much that I would love to return and I also speak the language. Also have been intrigued by Iceland as I do follow soccer and watch them in the World Cup earlier this year. I live in Arizona, my name is Gladys.

Annette December 8, 2018 - 3:26 pm

Hi Patrick: I am looking to travel, too. I am
A runner and writer from Brooklyn.

Patrick Love February 10, 2019 - 12:31 pm

Annette, I am also a Patrick (a different Patrick than who posted above), live in Western MA, and also a runner. Still working (and loving it). Looking to do some summer travel (long bucket list – so very open to possibilities, though love active travel). If you are still looking for a travel companion perhaps we can find a way to connect and figure out if we have similar interests. Thanks, Patrick

Sheri L Beeson October 20, 2018 - 5:20 am

I am a 64 year old looking to go to Spain 2019. I am a nurse educator and live alone. Would love to have someone to chair the vacation.

Anonymous October 30, 2018 - 10:51 pm

Hi Sheri
I am also single and love to travel, I am 62. I went to Spain last year, I speak the language and would love to return and possibly take other trips. My name is Gladys

Gladys October 30, 2018 - 11:03 pm

I am a Physical Therapist, love to travel. Let’s connect.

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:59 am

Hi I would love to join you but can only after the middle of this year hope we can travel together I’m 65 teach English in Taiwan oline hope to hear from you soon take care from Jim

Katie October 21, 2018 - 8:59 pm

Hi Anita, like you, I too am 70, retired, single and mostly healthy. Like to think I am young at heart, love to travel, experiencing new destinations and meeting new people and sharing interests, fun and laughter. Interested in most things but particularly so in history, culture, art, photography, food – oh, and the odd glass or two of wine! I am looking at going to France and the UK with, hopefully, side trip to northern Italy, Switzerland and Austria towards the end of August 2019. I live in Perth, Western Australia. Are you in the United States?

Phyllis October 23, 2018 - 6:46 pm

Yes! I am about to turn 71. Hiked the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu for my 70th. I am retired, single, adventurous, don’t have a lot of money. I’m thinking about walking the Camino de Santiago in September 2019 – Because I haven’t been to Spain, its safe for a woman alone, a nice degree of physical challenge, and affordable.

But I am open – I want to fit in as much travel and adventure as I can before I turn 80! ( I had a friend who was still traveling the world and jumping horses at 89. But who knows?)

Located outside of Boston

Carol Haydel December 12, 2018 - 10:03 am

Hi Phyllis
I’m Carol 62yr and would also like to walk the Camino in Portugal this year! I just need to book it

Josephine November 4, 2018 - 12:35 pm

Lots of comments here from folks in US. Im from Ireland and love to travel. Have an idea to travel for 8 to 10 months going to places like Jordan, Burma, Thailand, Indonisia, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Galapoges etc. Would like a travel companion and open to other countries, areas etc. Im 60 , female,young at heart and active. Like experiencing different cultures and meeting local peoples. Love to hear from u.

David Mutchler November 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm

Anita yes I would be interested! Let’s. Talk mutchlerdw@yahoo.com

David Mutchler November 11, 2018 - 3:38 pm

I would very much like to travel with you Anita. Let’s talk

David January 5, 2019 - 4:45 am

Hi Anita
Considering a budget trip to Europe in March 2019. I’m 60 been to many countries in Europe and Asia but haven’t spent much time in Spain or Portugal. Have you decided on a trip yet?

Dee January 12, 2019 - 9:27 am

Hi David, Have you and Anita decided to travel together to Span and Portugal? I would be keen as well. I am 55 from New Zealand. Dee

Jim March 3, 2019 - 1:22 am

Hi yes Sound great I’m 65 gent live and teach in Taiwan and also teach online hope we can get to know each other first and meet would really love to be your travel buddy thanks and take care from Jim in Taiwan

Singhal A September 23, 2018 - 3:33 pm

i am 62 from India, need a buddy to travel all over the world, I love travelling

Jules October 5, 2018 - 3:57 am

Hi i lov travelling as well wish i can travel d world i am looking for a travel buddy as well my name is jules….

Carl Barrow February 22, 2019 - 1:01 am

Hi Jules I’m Carl looking for a travel partner let me know what you are looking at for travel and dates I’m 54 retired and love to visit new places spent last year in south east Asia and the year before that in central america hope to hear from you thanks Carl

G Kaur November 18, 2018 - 5:17 am

Hi Singhal, I am 54y indian female from Canada and would love to travel with you.

KEVIN September 3, 2018 - 11:20 pm

I live in Darwin and I have traveled lots of the world and Australia and would like to do more of the Kimberleys in western Australia I am a widow but would like to travel with a female parter

Andrew September 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm

I’ve just retired and have been on recent trips to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Cyprus and London.

Looking at more trips and travel buddy ( female) lots on my bucket list. Like to travel to Australia and New Zealand as well as Japan, Singapore, Portugal and Greece ( again) ok I’m part Greek and travel often to Cyprus

I’m considered good looking, athletic, youthful. Love good food, outdoors, hiking, sports, gym, music eat

Tammy Phan September 28, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Would love to have travel partner have sense of humor, whatever it takes,. Your bucket list sound so interesting. Need to discuss!

Christy September 29, 2018 - 5:35 am

Hi my name is Christy and i just received my passport and i live in the USA. Ive never seen Europe and I want to see it soon. Im blonde green eyes 5″7 and would love to explore new places in 2019. Are you in the US?

Gary October 22, 2018 - 3:45 am

Might be interested

David January 15, 2019 - 11:14 am

YES, very interested.

Christy September 29, 2018 - 12:54 pm

Hi my name is Christy. I live in the US. Your travel adventures sound wonderful. My trip of a lifetime is Europe. Where do you reside?

Mari Mosca October 15, 2018 - 9:20 pm

Hello Andrew! My name is Mari and live in Tasmania.
I would like to travel a little.
Where do you live?

Mari Mosca October 15, 2018 - 9:25 pm

I would love to Anita!! Just my plans are nit very concrete yet, but I definitely want to go to Spain next year..
Have you made plans yet?

Margo October 18, 2018 - 11:12 pm

Hi Andrew. I’m looking for a travel companion too. I’m 60. Athletic. I think I look good. I am still working but will retire soon. Just got back from a trip to Italy. Have been to India Scotland Netherlands new zeal and. Would like to go to Greece Portugal Japan to name a few places. Maybe we could talk over the phone? Margo

Jennie January 1, 2019 - 4:11 pm

Hi Andrew,
My name is Jennie and I live in Florida. I am itching to go on my next trip in the next few months.
Where do you live and how old are you?

Carl Barrow February 22, 2019 - 1:12 am

Hi Jenny i’m Carl 54 single from Canada sold my business 2 years ago been in south east Asia and central america traveling alone would love to chat and see what we could plan for an adventure hope to hear from you thanks Carl

Carol Warrener September 21, 2018 - 9:50 am

I’m looking for a travel partner with a good personality and healthy to travel. I am 65 selfsuffient in good shape and I guess not too bad looking. If you are interested please text me at 815-445-0525. Thanks Carol

Carol September 27, 2018 - 8:56 pm

Im interested in travel friend to share cabin costs for variety of cruises. Very independent. Non smoker drinker and most of all non snorer. Very young age thinker late 60s. Female. Recently climbed Himalaya mountains. Like adventure

Gladys October 30, 2018 - 11:09 pm

I am also interested in meeting someone to travel with. I am 62, in good health and athletic. Also a non smoker 🙂
Let’s connect, where are you located? I am in Arizona.

Yvonne January 11, 2019 - 4:25 pm

Hi Carol, my name is Yvonne, from Perth, w.Australia. early 70’s but young at heart and much travelled. Where r u thinking of cruising, and whete do you live?

Carole September 27, 2018 - 8:59 pm

Would like to communicate with you re travel lm young late 60s active no ties

Harvey October 16, 2018 - 10:59 am

I am retired,single,no ties other than my dog. Have travelled alone in past; last trip was a cruise that unfortunately was filled with kids and families. I would like to get away for 1-2 weeks though i really have no specific destination in mind.

David Mutchler November 11, 2018 - 3:42 pm

Carol I am looking for a travel mate let’s talk

Kerrie Pring February 8, 2019 - 7:40 pm

Hi Kevin I would love to visit the Kimberley. I’m single and 60. Just want to travel and have fun.

Jennifer August 25, 2018 - 5:06 am

Hello, I am a 52 y/o healthy female in a relationship…I luv to travel, however my SO has a busy work schedule. Looking to travel with a group or do some girl trips. I luv the Caribbean , meeting new people, cruising, interested in hiking, yoga, snorkeling, etc.

If interested in making a new friend/travel companion please contact me @ Jenkins362@aol.com. Hope to hear from someone.

Jules October 5, 2018 - 4:32 am

Hi jennifer i kno dis reply iz a little late but i live n the caribbean island you should visit Barbados and Grenada two beautiful places cuba is also lovely i lov travelling as well….

Aaron August 21, 2018 - 1:38 am

Spent a Semester in Portugal. It was amazing! I totally recommend it. Lot of culture and fun people.

Sandy O. August 5, 2018 - 2:28 pm

I would like to make new friends who loves traveling like me to possibly go to Egypt and Israel in November 2018.

Anonymous August 31, 2018 - 12:33 pm

Hi Sandy O
I am very interested in going to Israel and Egypt. Send me more info.

Anonymous January 1, 2019 - 12:13 pm


Hello,I’m interested in going to Egypt in early 2019. Send info if this is something you are interested i

cheryl September 4, 2018 - 2:58 am

Hi I am looking to travel somewhere warm in Dec maybe Mexico, Cuba, or somewhere elsein the Caribbean. has to be winter break because I am a teacher in Canada. Going with or meeting up with someone much better. I am a very young 54 year old.

Anonymous September 5, 2018 - 2:19 am

Cuba would be great, I am in my late 5th and looking for travel and dance partner, general some who love to be happy and enjoying life. I am in U.S.A. in Virginia. let’s us know each other a bit before our trip. Thanks for responding.

Naomi September 17, 2018 - 4:05 am

Hello, I love to travel, I am in my late fifties too. I live in Maryland.

MARK MELCHER November 13, 2018 - 2:45 pm

Hello.. My Names Mark .. 52 and from Boston and love the idea of a travel buddy.. Kids are grown and life is great.. A travel Partner would be a Great fit for me … Any “Cold” month and I’m in… Thanks

Nelson k July 15, 2018 - 8:36 pm

Nelson K
I am looking for female travel partner.Please contact me at Kachnelson@ yahoo.com

Elena July 28, 2018 - 9:56 pm

Hi Nelson K,
From where are you?

Sandy Desilvestro July 8, 2018 - 11:31 am

I’m Sandy, fit & active, love travelling, 58 yrs & divorced. Currently ticking interesting places off my Bucket List. Enjoy any style of travel from back road adventures, seeing the great cultures from yesteryear, beautiful coastlines, train travel. Live in New Zealand & have been to many States, Cuba, Outback Australia, Asia, several African safaris, parts of Europe & self-drive in Britain, and just about to depart to Sth America/Galapagos next month. I would be very keen to visit Croatia, see & experience more of Italy, visit the amazing raw & remote Kimberley region of Australia (Bungle Bungles), see more of Africa, etc etc. If anyone who’s independent, financially & otherwise, a genuine & keen traveler, would like to buddy up – even if there’s several of us (the more, the merrier, right??), please do contact me on bzy.mom@xtra.co.nz Any trip/adventure considered. Cheers, Sandy 🙂

Thomas Groeneveld July 14, 2018 - 12:58 am

Hi sounds interesting. I have worked and traveled in S america. All countries except Paraguay.Speak Spanish and some Portuguese. Have traveled on my sailboat in the CAribbean for 12 years alone. I am in good health and spirit.

Bubbs August 6, 2018 - 11:22 am

Wow iv travelled but, not as much as you….

Pier August 8, 2018 - 5:53 am


Roe June 28, 2018 - 6:55 am

looking for places to travel in the US and abroad before I turn 60 . I’m presently going to be 53 next month .
Ideas are welcome. Thank you

Anonymous September 5, 2018 - 2:15 am

Are you male or female, I am a male in my late 50th and looking for a partner to travel and dance. Mostly enjoy life. I am in U.S. A. in Virginia, where are you at?

TMS September 28, 2018 - 11:18 am

I am in my 50s and have been a widow for sometime. I would like to find someone to travel with soon.

Sue October 1, 2018 - 5:40 pm

Hi I’m 58 female looking to go to Cambodia/Vietnam in January would like travel buddy. I live in West Midlands England. Working part time so can only do 2 weeks.

Christy September 29, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Hi my name is Christy and I’m 55 and working on my bucket list. I want to experience Western Europe. Any suggestions?

Gladys October 30, 2018 - 11:19 pm

Love to dance, love to travel.
Lets talk. I live in USA.

Bill Bradley June 27, 2018 - 8:22 pm

Wanting to go to warmer climate for Christmas 2018
Thinking Pourto Escondido or Chaing Mai Thailand . Love Elephant Refuges.
66 and healthy.
Travel buddy

Carrie August 1, 2018 - 12:58 am

Hello Bill, I’m looking for a travel buddy. Where do you live? I am in Alberta, Canada. If you are still wantin* a travel bud, please contact me.

Jacques June 25, 2018 - 10:09 pm

My name is Jacques , 57 yrs of age, Im interested in finding a female companion to travel . I am single , love to travel , retired , handsome , fluent in french and english, and ready to adventure … if interested drop me a line jseguin7@yahoo.com

Kate Cheramie July 13, 2018 - 6:35 am

Hi Jacques,
You are fluent in French and have a French name, where are you from? I am looking for a travel partner as well, if nothing more as friends would be fine. Love finding the culture, locals and local restaurants. i may mention that I love to dance and oh, red wine.

Sean August 2, 2018 - 9:28 am

I am a 51 year old Australian male teacher.
Usually take 2 overseas trips per year.
Have lived and worked in China and England, and have travelled extensively throughout the US and Europe.
Always looking for new experiences ☺

Lil November 12, 2018 - 1:45 am

Hi Sean, I am 51 female based in US. would like to find a travel partner to enjoy together new places.

Mickey July 15, 2018 - 4:30 am

Am looking to travel doing my bucket list I am 50 and single ready to meet new friends

Shay Kennedy June 18, 2018 - 4:34 pm

Hi, Im 50, attractive female, no kids and have traveled along past 10 years. I’m interested to meet a retired man to travel with and Im free until mid August. If anyone would like a female travel partner, email me at shaykinaz@yahoo.com Im interested in international or even US cities. Just looking to get out and explore. Email me to discuss!

Lisa e June 6, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Hi I’m 56 divorced female and never traveled alone. I live in ny. Would love to try out something short term for my first experience. Hate flying but I’ll do it because I have a huge bucket list lol was thinking of an McLean cruise out of nyc they have special singles rates which is nice. I’m open to a travel buddy if anyone is in my area . My email isljm1961@aol.com. No spam or scam please.

Cat July 1, 2018 - 10:17 am

Lisa E…tried to email you at the address in your post, but it came back undeliverable, no account

carlo July 4, 2018 - 4:47 am

my name is carlo im 56 male im retired due to 911 world trade and im bored to hell! 5″6 160 my number 570-709-8639, let me kno were u are going to travel too?

Dean August 15, 2018 - 9:58 pm

Hello Lisa, have you found a travel buddy? If not I like to be your buddy, I am in my late 50th very fit and active. I love to dance, ballroom and Salsa, biking, any indoors and outdoors activities i enjoy. The main thing to enjoy life. Every day being alive is a blessing. If you are interested please let me know we can go from there. I am living in Virginia and I am divorced.

Anonymous October 29, 2018 - 3:59 am

Did u go somewhere I am 55 single in Canada and as well have never gone anywhere alone

mari May 30, 2018 - 5:18 pm

I would like to travel, but need some ideas and comments. I will be travelling alone but it would be nice if someone can join. Any recommendation/s what country will be the best for a first timer. Country that is visa free.

Scott G May 31, 2018 - 11:16 pm

Hi there…I would suggest you take a hard look at Portugal. Email or reply with any questions. Beautiful, friendly people, great infrastructure, not too expensive…

robert leblanc June 12, 2018 - 10:13 am

I am looking for a travel companion (lady). I’m 63 , divorced man, fit. Healthy lifestyle. Have great sense of humor. I think I am a considerate and care about people. I am well traveled. My last trip was to Cuba ,solo. For 10 days. It was a great trip. I enjoy all types of travel and have been on the Queen Mary several times. Would love to find a kind hearted fun loving woman to share friendship and travel. leblancrobert63@gmail.com. Let’s go someplace.

Lois June 20, 2018 - 11:20 am

If you’d like to start a conversation.

Ricky June 24, 2018 - 9:19 am

I am looking for a partner to travel. I would like to travel to the Yellowstone National Park, Teton and Glacier National Park in Montana. I am open to hear ideas about other destinations.
Sending you an email too.

Sandra Ofenbock August 5, 2018 - 2:15 pm

Hi Ricky,

Have you gone to those national parks yet?


Kate Cheramie July 13, 2018 - 6:39 am

Hi Robert,

What area are you from? I do know two Robert LeBlanc’s and am curious if it could be so. My name is Kate and I live in New Orleans, LA. I am a solo traveler as well.


Anonymous July 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Hi Kate,
I live in New Orleans also! Maybe our paths have crossed here?


Naomi September 17, 2018 - 4:11 am

Where do you live?

PENNY September 21, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Still looking for travel companion?
Penny 56Live in NY

Dean August 15, 2018 - 9:50 pm

Hi Mari, have you found a travel buddy, If not please let me know if you still looking for one. I had traveled to so many countries and visited family and friends. This time I am divorced and like to travel Solo. I am in my Late 50th very fit and active. love to dance, ballroom, salsa, travel, cook and any indoors and outdoors activities. Please if you don’t mind to tell me how old are you and where would you like to travel. I hope to hear from you.

K McQuillen March 7, 2018 - 6:29 am

I traveled for a year in 2008, both in groups and by myself. Started in Thailand, then to Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal,India, Kasmir, Australia Perth &SW, Adelaide, New Zealand both islands All were Great and I Found the people everywhere friendly, helpful and pleasant. Stil on my list is China, Mongolia. I lived in Sydney for 5 years which is great, beautiful, friendly but expensive. The most beautiful #1 New Zealand, Nepal, flying along the Himalayas from Delhi to Srinagar in Kashmir, you could see 250 miles into the Himalayas from 40k feet for four hours, magnificent!! Sadly much of the ancient temples in Katmandu were destroyed in the big Earthquake a couple of years ago. The people are really sweet and helpful. I plan on going travelling again next summer

Durga Bang February 16, 2018 - 8:16 am

I want to join a tour

Rebecca Shapiro February 22, 2018 - 1:19 am

Hi Durga! If you want me to help you out then I’m happy to connect you with our Intrepid Travel sales team. Here are some of our top trips and destinations 🙂 http://www.intrepidtravel.com/top-destinations

Scott G January 27, 2018 - 9:38 am

Hi friends…51 year old single male here…I’ve enjoyed solo travel for quite some time, just did Norway (can definitely recommend), Croatia, England, Wales, Spain, Portugal…and am going to Denmark and The Faroe Islands in late June. You know what’s underrated? WALES. Love it there. Also, PORTUGAL is simply the best. Here’s to great travel in 2018!

Sharon January 27, 2018 - 1:46 pm

I am contemplating a train trip to Spain and Portugal. I am more interested in rural communities where I can hike and maybe bike than big cities. Do you have any suggestions? I would like to travel by slow train, rather than fast.

Monica February 1, 2018 - 5:49 am

Hi Sharon

Travelling by train round Portugal is easy and cheap. I live in Edinburgh but have a holiday home on the Algarve and often get flight to Lisbon then train to Faro. It is a beautiful scenic journey taking around 3 hours which can cost around 11 Euro if you book in advance. Next time I go over there (end of February) I plan to get the train from Lisbon to Porto and stop off at places on the way. Later this year I’m intending to spent longer and get train over to Spain as well. Check out the website http://www.cp.pt where you can plan your journey and book tickets. It is easy to use.


Steve Schuit May 23, 2018 - 8:22 am

Sharon, investigate the Camino Portuguese. There are several routes, they all have their terminus in Santiago, Spain. These walks are amazing, spiritually, physically and socially.

Thomas Groeneveld July 14, 2018 - 12:53 am

Try the Algarve wonderful to bike and hike. Tavira is a great town and close to Spain and SSevilla
.Save friendly great food and wine nice people.

Trina January 28, 2018 - 11:30 am

Hi Scott, just contemplating the travel alone idea and wondering how you felt going alone? I can talk to anyone, so I don’t think having things to discuss would be an issue or getting along with people. Just feel kinda different even contemplating it. I am contemplating tropics, I love the sun! 50 y/o single female of 7+ years.

Monica February 1, 2018 - 5:56 am

Hi Trina

I recall being on a beach on the Algarve one Christmas a couple of years ago. I got chatting to an elderly couple from Sweden and when I told them I was holidaying on my own they were astonished. They asked me “do you not get lonely?”. I replied I may be alone but I never get lonely. Reason is so many lovely people chat to me when I am on my own yet when I’m with a friend it is not so easy. So relax, enjoy your trip, smile and say hello to someone and you will not be lonely.


Scott February 8, 2018 - 4:06 am

Hi Trina…well, the first solo Europe trip was to Croatia, and I got lonely one day. But that was it. Ever since then I’ve gotten used to the solo journeys. I’m also finding I’m making new friends. As far as safety and getting around, simply using your instincts and being prepared will keep you feeling confident and comfortable.

Roe April 14, 2018 - 7:44 am

Please call me 203-923-3003
I’m Looking for someplace to go for 30 days and live out in the woods and just be free and find myself please call me thank you

Anonymous February 12, 2018 - 10:59 am

Hi Scott, I am thrilled you got to see Wales…..As I am from there.

Rosine Davies May 31, 2018 - 9:25 am

How was Denmark? I am going to go there for a week in October. I would love it if you would give me some suggestions.
Thank you,

Scott August 8, 2018 - 3:53 am

It was FANTASTIC. I will say of all the places I went to, my favourite was Aero island (I don’t have the Norge keyboard connected). I loved Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Ribe too. I’d recommend those…

Anonymous October 29, 2018 - 3:56 am

So it’s October now where have you been please make some suggestions for me travelling alone and like to socialize but not party

Lil November 12, 2018 - 1:56 am

Hi Sean, I am 51 female based in US. would like to find a travel partner to enjoy together new places.

Lorna December 6, 2017 - 8:47 am

Love reading all these comments and suggestions for places to visit. I am looking for a place to go hopefully for a winter vacation to escape the cold here in Canada for a few weeks. I was dumped and divorced so ready to hit the trails on my own. Would love to go with a travel buddy though or on one of these group tours. It’s just so hard to choose where to go next. Any suggestions? I’ve been to Europe, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic so far. Where to next?

Monica December 18, 2017 - 9:23 am

Hi Lorna

I too need to escape the cold as I live in Scotland. Also similar to you I find myself thinking of joining a solo trip with Intrepid as have broken up with my fella after many years. There’s lots of places round the world I’ve not been to yet and would happily meet up with you if you need a buddy! Here’s to good times in 2018!


teresa February 9, 2018 - 8:45 am

i have broken up with somone who ling time been with thinking to travel but dont know where to begin

gladys betancourt October 30, 2018 - 11:41 pm

Where are you located? I love to travel and stay busy, I live in the USA. Still looking to travel?

Edda Marie Knight February 8, 2018 - 1:27 pm

Guatemala is a wonderful country, when you arrive in Guatemala City go right away to Antigua, if you join a Spanish School
and have a Home Stay, they will pick you up. The cost is very low. The Internet has a lot of info. on the web site.
Lake Atitlan is great, the hotels are also reasonable, there is van or bus service from Antigua. I love Antigua and stayed 4 weeks
in February 2 years ago and will go back this spring. I feel very comfortable and safe there, I am a solo traveler and I am 75 years old. Go for it, happy travels, Edda

jean September 6, 2018 - 7:36 am

Hi Edda Thank goodness there’s someone older than 50s! I have done quite a few tours. Next is Egypt & Jordan & then onto Canada to catch up with family. Keep in touch re future travels.

Goretti March 26, 2018 - 4:40 am

I live in Canada also and have been divorced and single for some time. Would love to travel and meet up with others in same situation. Where in Canada are you?

Lorna April 18, 2018 - 6:19 am

I’m in Winnipeg. Where are you?

Thomas Groeneveld July 14, 2018 - 1:04 am

I am in Toronto.Experienced traveler. Will go anywhere. Thinking of going back to asia this September

Anonymous April 17, 2018 - 12:21 pm

Hi Lorna, I am looking for a travel buddy to see Machu Picchu in Sept 2018

John Natoli June 3, 2018 - 12:30 pm

Hi , I’m John and considering in late Sep..

Lee Burnes June 20, 2018 - 7:50 am

Hi Lorna . I too have been dumped and divorced after 37 years of what I thought was a happy marriage. However picked myself up and took to travelling. Last year did Intrepid tours to Thailand , Laos , Vietnam , Cambodia and Myanmar, all of which were wonderful. The tour groups were all filled with people from lots of different countries and of different age groups , yet we all got along very well and ere looked after brilliantly by the Intrepid guides . I would highly recommend any of those tours .

Alm June 21, 2018 - 3:32 pm

I went Christmas Holiday in Malaga Spain – It’s the Spanish Riveira – South of Spain . – beautiful weather -70 degrees – if you are traveling alone – no problem – so much to do and see. You won’t ever get bored . You can take the bus and visit Granada – Morrocco it’s just few hours away.

Janette August 21, 2018 - 1:24 am

Hi Lorna,
I’m in Toronto, where are you?
I’m 57, divorced with time to travel, friends schedules arent as flexible so thinking about travelling on my own. Not thrilled to be honest, thinking I might get lonesome

Tracy October 31, 2018 - 1:39 am

Hi Lorna
First time on this site
Came across your comments I too live in Winnipeg I’m female 55 retired and starting my bucket list
Like to chat let me know

Jane Ganados December 5, 2017 - 4:33 pm

Norway I believe is safe and fun to travel solo. I was there last July with friends but I observed people are friendly and easy to communicate. Beautiful country. Hiked to Trolltunga was the highlight of that trip.
I am excited to travel solo in the near future, thinking of Iceland, Ireland and Switzerland. Love hiking. I am 55 yrs old

Anonymous July 11, 2018 - 3:37 am

Hi Jane,
I have always wanted to go to Switzerland Iceland and Ireland. Planning a trip now. Going to india in November so I was just looking to see which countries to visit on the way there and back. Time and length of the trip are open.

Melanie July 30, 2018 - 3:31 am

Hi. I’m planning a trip to India in November too. I’m 60. My boyfriend doesn’t have any interest in India or even in traveling in general; so I’ll be solo. I will be doing a 10-day group spiritual retreat in Rishikesh and I’m contemplating signing up for the 8-day Intrepid Traveler tour around Delhi before or after. Would you like to have a conversation about traveling to India?

Alvena June 4, 2019 - 9:09 pm

Hi, I have been to rishikesh, it’s wonderful. I don’t like Delhi much. Maybe tours to destinations would be fine and to hotel again. It’s noisy, smelly and way too busy in Delhi for me. It’s lovely and cool up there in Rishikesh, and high in oxygen and great vibes!
Try to avoid train travel. Planes are good.
Have a wonderful time. Cheers alvena

Janet McC November 20, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Hi all, I’m a female Australian, 57 years young, never married, and would love to go to India in 2018 for about 2 weeks. Would love to have a travel buddy and suggestions of places to go – it’s a very large country. Would love to experience both the city and country environs, maybe even try a bit of yoga, meditation, etc.. Have done quite a bit of travel in the past, but so much of the world to see and don’t want to waste any more time.

Rebecca Shapiro November 23, 2017 - 7:38 am

That’s lovely to hear, Janet! We do have an India trip that is just for solo travellers (https://www.intrepidtravel.com/ca/india/golden-triangle-solo-travellers-109795) and in general, about 50% of travellers on our trips travel solo. Please do let me know if you’d be interested to chat more – I can be reached at Rebecca.Shapiro@intrepidtravel.com :). Safe travels!

Greg Gale July 29, 2018 - 4:47 pm

Hi Rebecca. It seems like the people in their 50’s and 60’s who are posting on this thread seem to like the idea of travelling with others in this age group. Is Intrepid missing an opportunity to appeal to older folks? I’m in my 60’s and it would be appealing to know that there are other active people my age on the Intrepid tour that I pick. #ActiveSeniors

Sonja Vanderhaegen December 7, 2017 - 2:44 am

Hi Janet, try ashtanga yoga in :’Purple Valley’ in Goa.
It’s a lovely retreat with great food and very nice people. I was there twice. Afterwards you can hang out at Palolem beach, one of the most beautiful beaches ever…need more info : yogasonny@gmail.com

Monica December 18, 2017 - 9:35 am

Hi Janet

I’m 53 years young and find myself solo after being with my fella for 21 years!! Happy to join you on your travels if you want company. There’s loads of places in the world I still want to see and I too don’t want to waste any more time after recovering from cancer this year so I’m making 2018 the year I tick a few places off the list. I was actually researching the idea of a yoga retreat in South Goa when the email came through from Intrepid about solo travel – how spooky is that!!!

Kate February 20, 2018 - 10:14 pm

Not spooky – exciting

Andrew February 13, 2018 - 8:29 am

Janet, in 1989 I traveled solo to the Jammu-Kashmir area. It was absolutely amazing. I recommend a stay with a family aboard a houseboat on Lake Dal. I will be with you in spirit.
AK, 58, USA

Kathie February 23, 2018 - 8:50 pm

Hi Jane, I went on the Getaway Trip with Intrepid to India in December 2017. There was 15 people in the group and the trip leader as well. This was my 2nd trip with Intrepid, first one was to Vietnam. Both trips were great and I never felt lonely or alone whilst with the group, it was a lot of fun and I am 60 so go for it.

Jasbir July 11, 2018 - 3:31 am

Hi Janet,
My name is Jasbir. I have lived in America for all my married life .I am planning to go to india in November. I am free to travel now. Would like to travel all over india. I lived in India until I got married. Didnt travel much before that.
I am planning to see best parts of India.

rosine davies November 15, 2017 - 9:46 am

Me too. I live in New Jersey, USA

Cheryl October 1, 2017 - 12:17 am

I am loving all the comments on various travel options!! So glad I found this site. I love to travel, love hiking, biking, and exploring. I am a very “young” over 60 woman who is ready to get her feet wet – solo style! I have traveled extensively through the years, but never alone. Any suggests would be most appreciated!

Brenda November 2, 2017 - 5:30 pm

I’ve just retired at 61 and also ready to travel but as I’m solo would prefer a travel companion. I’m really into scuba diving and warm climates, coming from cold Canada, and looking for someone with like interests.

Eileen November 3, 2017 - 10:48 am

Love the Caribbean. All the islands are a little bit different. Bermuda is nice too.

Shams November 5, 2017 - 11:54 am

I’m passionate about travelling and have travelled solo all around the world including Middle East and Africa. I find many deals but most geared for pp sharing especially flight/cruise deals. Looking for a travel companion who can take advantage of mega deals….
I am 49 and keen on travel . in Cape Town, South Africa

Veronica November 10, 2017 - 5:16 pm

I’m also looking for a travel companion. Am getting ready to travel to Mexico. I’m a young 55 y/o retired recently

Ana June 11, 2018 - 10:38 am

Hi Veronica, Ana here from Florida USA, I travel solo also and I would like to have a partner travel .

lil November 12, 2018 - 2:09 am

Hi ladies, I would like to have a travel partner as well. I am in Florida. I am a female, 51 years young

Barbara November 15, 2017 - 2:54 pm

Yes. I want to travel more but not as brave as I was in my 20’s.

Monica December 18, 2017 - 9:42 am

Hi Brenda

I’m a young 53 year old and would love to join you on some of your travels especially to warm places as Scotland is way too cold! I plan to travel more as just given up the day job and want to see more of the world but not as confident as I used to be.

Anonymous October 20, 2018 - 5:28 pm

Just like you all , I wanted to travel with my bucket list ,not so brave either I wish to travel as group and so meet every solo traveler for good companion , I’m 46 y/o

robert leblanc May 23, 2018 - 3:25 am

My name is bob . Single. Retired age 62. Very active ,fit, healthy lifestyle.. been traveling solo past few years. Last trip in 2017 was to Cuba for 12days. Just booked it myself and went solo. It was an amazing adventure.. met many wonderful people.. only thing missing was a traveling companion. Also went on The Queen Mary out of NYC for a Carribeean Christmas cruise..beautiful but again missing a companion.. have been many places and hope to see more. Would live to find an independent down to earth like minded lady to share trave with. I live in my. Thanks

Rhonda June 10, 2018 - 11:24 pm

Ended a long relationship with someone that wouldn’t travel much. I feel held back and am ready to travel. 59 year old single lady that tries to stay active and health. Was thinking of staying in the states for my first trip but there are so many places I want to see outside of the US.
Happy travels to everyone!

Laura July 20, 2019 - 1:28 pm

Hi Rhonda,
I live in California and would like to travel to many places. I am 59 and single. Quintana Roo is one of my favorite places in Mexico. I would like to go to Ireland, Italy, Greece, Portugal….

Ana June 11, 2018 - 10:47 am

Hi Bob, I’m Ana from Florida, still working but I enjoy it to travel once a year, just did it las year to Portugal (solo) and I like it, feeling lonely for one day.

robert leblanc May 23, 2018 - 3:28 am

Hi Brenda lets travel someplace together.

Robin Jameson September 18, 2019 - 8:32 am

That’s an interesting comment )

Annette - Ireland November 6, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Reading all these comments from different places in the world it would be great to set up, similiar to house swap, a group of international people who provided accommodation to solo travellers in their homes at no cost and the visitor would offer the host a bed in their home if they wanted to visit their country. What do you think?
Also a divorcee with adult kids, took a while to adjust to solo travelling but now luv it. Acommodation can be quite expensive. Also you would be getting local knowledge.

Anne January 23, 2018 - 2:09 pm

Annette that is an awesome idea.
I was born in Scotland, but reside in the US I have just begun to travel solo and the lodging cost makes for a shorter vacation.

kanchan Thakur September 26, 2017 - 8:56 pm

Great stuff. A lot of these places are on my bucket list. Looking forward to getting to see them one day in the future. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie September 1, 2017 - 12:53 pm

Has anyone gone to Jordon, either solo or with a group. I would like to know about your experience.

Robyn September 2, 2017 - 9:42 pm

Jordan is amazing. I did a group trip in 2010 and can only encourage you to soak in the whole experience and be open to what it offers.

Chris November 16, 2017 - 6:34 pm

Hi Vicki – yes, I loved Jordan which I did as part of an Intrepid small group tour. Highlights were sleeping under the stars in Wadi Rum, Petra which I love, love, love. The dead sea, mud bath and floating on top of the water is a really weird sensation. We also explored Roman Ruins and had a pretty good look around. I have travelled quite a lot and Jordan was right up there for me. Chris

jean August 12, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Hi Chris Not many people mention Jordan. I am interested in adding Egypt to it but found airfares from Melbourne Aust quite steep so still thinking about it.

Senol December 5, 2017 - 12:27 am

I will be there at the end of April in coming year. Of course Petra and Lut Lake will be main places to be seen.

Nadine August 21, 2017 - 1:32 pm

I am planning a trip to Africa with Botswana (Okavango Delta) at the top of my list. Anyone here have experiences
they want to share about Africa and or Mongolia? I am probably going solo.

Lyn August 21, 2017 - 7:01 pm

If you havent already read some of Alexander McCall Smith’s No 1 Ladies Detective Agency books set in Botswana.

Sharon December 18, 2017 - 9:47 am

As a 71-year-old solo female traveler, I have traveled to Africa three times in the past three years. Twice I have joined small-group overland safari groups (no more than 12 clients, but there have been less both times I have gone) in order to get a feel for the countries and then I strike out on my own. Depending on how you want to travel and what type of accommodations you want is the first thing you need to decide. If you have specific questions, I may be able to help you. There are many lodges in the delta—all of them fairly expensive. Camping is also possible, but I would not recommend driving on your own in the area unless you are well-versed in 4-wheel driving (and even then, sometimes you get stuck and roads become impassable in the rainy season).

Kim Malcolm August 21, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Thanks for another great article! I have been traveling for two years, mostly solo. I have never felt intimidated in any of the dozens of countries I have visited but I agree with your choices as being especially user-friendly (except I have never been to Laos). Other good choices: Ireland, Viet Nam, Nepal, Russia, Poland.

Ellen August 21, 2017 - 9:51 am

I have traveled the Yucatán peninsula solo and love it! I actually prefer solo to the time I traveled with a less adventurous friend. The Mayan people are very gracious and many are multilingual. The food is unique and delicious and the handicrafts superb! I feel very safe there and love the open feeling to others and lack of “ageism”.

Emma Moreno August 21, 2017 - 7:27 am

Next solo trip Will incluye Egypt, Turkey and Greece, definitely!

Sheila August 21, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Hi…. enjoyed reading all comments! I traveled a lot in my life and worked overseas as well for few years. Passionate about travel. Before divorce came final recently, went to Sicily on tour for some uplifting.
Tours can be expensive and after divorce not so easy as he got away with more $ and ESP after cheating on me! And after 34 years together and of promises of travel after I
retired. Now looking for travel partner as I want to continue with my travels.

Vickie August 21, 2017 - 4:32 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your divorce. My husband left me after 34 years. Believe me, it gets lots easier! I am also looking for a travel partner for some trips. Where do you live?

Anonymous August 24, 2017 - 7:56 am

I am widowed, would love a travel partner.

Sue October 21, 2017 - 12:49 pm

Me too, I live in Sydney

Ana June 11, 2018 - 10:31 am

Hi there, I am a widowed and I love to travel how can I contact you!

Eileen August 27, 2017 - 10:15 pm

Sheila & Vickie—-In the same boat. Used to travel w my kids, but they’re on their own now. Also solo after 34 years. We should start a post- divorce, livin’ like we want to club!

gladys betancourt October 30, 2018 - 11:48 pm

Sign me up ladies.

Anonymous December 31, 2018 - 2:31 am

I want to go with you all too!! I am 60, retired teacher, I hike 6-10 miles a day, bilingual (Spanish/ English), have traveled lots, but not excited about going alone!!


Dan S. September 2, 2017 - 7:02 am

Have been solo for 30 years. Make at least 3 major trips per year, solo and with friends. Always looking for fellow travelers.

Georginr October 11, 2017 - 3:03 am

I am looking for travel partner, what age are you?

Kathy August 21, 2017 - 5:24 am

Traveled to Norway as a solo, on my own, stayed in AirBnBs (much less expensive that hotels, and you can meet locals). I would recommend that country. Also went on a river cruise alone (not cheap, but no single supplement) in Netherlands and Belgium during tulip season that was great. Travel by myself to Hawaii (different islands) each year, and again, have found AirBnB a good way to avoid the high costs and impersonal big resorts. I go annually to an eco-resort near Zihautanejo (Mexico) on my own which is lovely; great food, beautiful scenery, nice people. As far as tours, I have an upcoming Road Scholar trip to Costa Rica, and a South African safari in 2018. It does take some work to find trips were they don’t kill you will single supplements, but it can be done.

Don June 24, 2018 - 7:16 am

Hello Kathy. I’d be interested to know the name of the river cruise company that you used in Netherlands and Belgium that doesn’t charge a single supplement. I’m a single traveler and constantly run into this problem.

Anonymous August 16, 2017 - 7:01 am


Bill Bradley June 26, 2018 - 9:32 pm

I have spent t a year in Australia and love the people. Getting expensive.
Try Townsville and Cairns and Port Douglas.
Look up Whit Sunday Islands on Great Barrier. Unbelievable beautiful.

Look up Chaing Mai in Thialand and Elephant Santuary run by small Thia lady on u tube

Every day above ground is good day

Anonymous August 15, 2017 - 6:34 pm

Costa Rica, Bali, Galápagos Islands, and Washington, DC, Boston can’t be beat!

Anonymous August 8, 2017 - 11:00 am

Wow, just reading through all the comments quickly I must say , a travel agent should out together some singles trips for people over 50 that just don’t want to travel alone so much. Say something domestic that is affordable would be a good start, or a weekend cruise that is for adults, not seniors, and not party kids. you know what I mean. I would love to join in on a 50 something singles trip in the us to start, maybe a cruise.

Leslie August 13, 2017 - 4:21 pm

Hey What about Ireland !,,

Warm wishes

Carrick on Shannon

Christina December 15, 2017 - 1:55 am

Ireland is amazing. Spent four weeks driving around the coast, beautiful. Stayed in BnB’ mostly

Sherrylyn August 13, 2017 - 9:12 pm

I’m presently in Cotonou, Benin, W.Africa solo! 69 and twice a widow, finally doing a trip alone. However, I’m looking for suggestions for a “Trip of a Lifetime ” to take with my three adult daughters, now all in their 40’s. They all work and have young families, so finding time to get away is so limited. They can only squeeze in 7-10 days at most. We’d like Far East or something out of the ordinary yet safe in these scary times. We’re all healthy, active and enjoy outdoor activities.

Paul kane August 14, 2017 - 9:02 pm

Try India it’s the most amazing place I’ve ever been and not a bit dangerous great country great people I went for 22 days and loved every minute and I will definitely be going again

Kim Malcolm August 21, 2017 - 12:14 pm

I agree with Paul that India is at the top of the list. But if you want something a little easier and you can afford it, Japan is magic.

Dan S. September 2, 2017 - 6:58 am

Try Morocco or Ecuador.

Marg Breuer December 18, 2017 - 7:35 am

Vietnam, but take time to understand it before you go. Hanoi, then Danang or Dalat. Off the tourist trail people will ask how old you are. This is so they know how to treat you. If you are as old as their mother or grandmother you command high respect. If you are the same age then calling you older sister is a sign of respect. The woman’s museum in Hanoi is worth a few hours.
The first females to lead an army to victory against the chinese was in 47AD.
Quang An is the mother and provider to all veit people. Ancestor worship is huge.
We spent 10 months there on holiday after visiting for 2 months a few years ago. We had only planned to stay 2 weeks initially.
They best food you will ever eat is in a Vietnamese home, cooked by a local.
It is illegal for a Wesrener to be in a hotel room with a Vietnamese if they are not married.

Anonymous April 13, 2018 - 9:41 pm

When we went my husband(6 ft2) was 70 yrs old with a grey beard. The locals were fascinated, not many old men had survived the war and certainly none as tall as him. The local barber was desperate to shave him!! So much so that we had to escape an encircling crowd!

Maria Peña-Bermejo August 14, 2017 - 3:41 am

I am all for it! Lets do it!

Lisa August 19, 2017 - 5:04 am

Bravo love your idea and comment

Desiree Parker August 22, 2017 - 8:49 am

I agree, great idea. I’m sure those are around. We just haven’t found them! Lol…

Theresa August 23, 2019 - 10:50 am

Sounds good

Donna V. August 5, 2017 - 10:12 am

divorced. age 57. I have always traveled and taken my children. I am interested in trying traveling without them but am afraid to travel alone.

Liz August 8, 2017 - 7:06 am

Do it!!! Take a bus tour!!! I traveled w/Globus twice to Scotland and last yr to NZ, Australia & Fiji….. after my husband passed away… Australia was HIS bucket list…. Fiji was mine…. NZ was a bonus!!! 21 days …. it was a great experience…. and my tour guide was amazing!!!!!! We still keep in touch!!!

Monty August 12, 2017 - 10:16 pm

It’s much easier now. Have a landing spot for the first few days. That let’s you get the jetlag behind and let’s you start slow. It can be a pain with the young crowds home away and just want to party. The single supplement can cost more so find a friend. Go on a tour where everything is taken care of. Have fun and go.

Sharon Cheung August 14, 2017 - 4:02 am

started travelling solo Feb 2015 after travelling just with my kids for years – when my daughter headed to uni I had to go solo & not looked back! Since then have been to Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Germany, Lichtenstein, Italy, Portugal, France, Spain & Holland solo. Made some great friends on the Cuba trip I did with Intrepid & have met up with one couple in Austria last year & Belgium this year, travelled through Morocco with another and visited another in Switzerland. Off to Bulgaria & Romania in week meeting up with another friend made travelling solo. Go for it – great people out there!

Paul kane August 14, 2017 - 9:10 pm

I am 57 and went on my first trip by myself the thing is you are not by your self you are with other people in the same situation I went to India for 22 days and it was the best holiday I’ve ever had the group I was with aged between 18 and 60 we all got on great so don’t worry do it you won’t regret it

Margaret Sidebottom September 29, 2017 - 7:02 am

HI Paul an Indian trip is on my agenda volunteering with a group of similar ages that you mention.. wondering if its a similar trip? Did you volunteer or just travel? Oh I’m 52 and did my first solo trip earlier this year also volunteering…. best thing I ever did!

Rebecca Richards November 25, 2017 - 11:27 am

Really interested in volunteering? But not sure how to go about it? Have just returned from 2 months in Europe solo.

jon August 16, 2017 - 12:59 pm

I’ll go with you!

Denise Parker August 17, 2017 - 12:12 am

Hi Donna

I’m contemplating Peru on my own next year for my 60th as my husband doesn’t want to go. It’s on my bucket list as a must do place to visit! I’ve only had one holiday alone to India in 2000 so another’s long overdue. What do you think?

Anonymous April 17, 2018 - 12:33 pm

Hi Denise, would love to join you to Peru. I live in Canada. My husband also doesn’t want to go.

Maxine Van Slyke August 21, 2017 - 4:58 am

Join Solo Women Travelers. They will inspire you and provide tons of information if you ask.

Lynn August 21, 2017 - 6:16 am

Hi Donna,
At age 56 when I got laid off from my job when the company I worked for was sold, I sold everything and took off solo around the world for a year! It’s now been 3 years & I’m still going 🙂 Solo travel is great, and you meet so many people you’re not really alone much unless you want to be. Feel free to check out my blog to 15 countries –

Stan Miller September 1, 2017 - 6:48 am

I’ve left footprints in 54 countries and soon to add 4-5 more as I travel the Balkan countries for 2 weeks. Always looking to connect with an adventurous free spirit……safe travels….

Serita Brame July 25, 2017 - 9:09 am

I’m a single 56 yr old and would love to find a travel buddy- I love reading everyone’s stories!

ra August 8, 2017 - 12:47 am

I am in NJ/Ny and looking for travel buddy! Where are you?

sherry August 9, 2017 - 9:30 pm

im in ny looking for a travel buddy

Dina August 12, 2017 - 11:53 pm

I’m looking for a travel buddy also

Eileen August 29, 2017 - 12:30 pm

I’m in MD but can meet up anywhere! It seems like we can’t do much on this site to actually get in contact. My email is devahsh@gmail.com. If you are all serious about looking for a travel buddy email me & I will start a googlegroup to get this going. Then we can get each other’s emails & connect from there, whether it’s 2 people or 10. Let’s try to keep it traveling solo (whether you’re single or not doesn’t matter), 55+.

Anonymous January 21, 2018 - 2:29 pm

Hi Eileen good idea. I live in Canada BC, im 55 single, i never travel solo except when i visit my original country Panama, i would like to start traveling in Europe, South America and Australia looking for a group or buddy, my email is rosydiaz_7@hotmail.com or find my in fb as rosaura diaz, thanks

Stan Miller September 1, 2017 - 6:49 am

I’ve left footprints in 54 countries and soon to add 4-5 more as I travel the Balkan countries for 2 weeks. Always looking to connect with an adventurous free spirit……safe travels….

Janet Steigerwald July 25, 2017 - 6:55 am

How about some ideas for the non-wealthy people over 50? Not sure where this article was written, but how about some places within the U.S.?

Chris Putro July 25, 2017 - 11:13 pm

Intrepid is affordable for non-wealthy people. A 2-week tour typically costs ~$4000, including tour price, airfare, insurance, incidentals and food & drink. But I drink a lot, so maybe less than that for most people. I’ve been to 48 countries on a middle-class income. Intrepid is meant for people like us. 🙂

Freda August 14, 2017 - 10:26 pm

$4000 ,I consider that a price for a rather wealthy person. I’m a retired
teacher and that’s about two months of my retirement. I’m not old enough to draw ss, not for eight more years.

Anonymous August 7, 2017 - 3:35 am

I totally agree

Jane August 13, 2017 - 1:51 am

I agree. US or cruises for solo

Leandra Gilmour July 25, 2017 - 3:58 am

One day…one day…

Sher July 24, 2017 - 9:00 pm

Interesting how many people on here like me, divorced at 60 (finalized four days ago) after 38 years together and 33 married. Came to the Virgin Islands solo 39 years ago and have traveled the world ever since based in St Thomas. Ready now to spend 6 months somewhere. Thinking New Zealand. I was thinking France because that was my dream forever to live there. I’ve visited many times, speak French and love it. The terrorism in Europe now is making me lean more to NZ or Vietnam.

Jimmy August 6, 2017 - 6:31 am

Sher, I am looking for a travel partner. I am in Texas now.send an email. jbeepe@hotmail.com

Linda August 20, 2017 - 9:07 am

Sher – New Zealand is beautiful. Go go go 🙂

Lyn August 20, 2017 - 3:22 pm

NZ is wonderful. Lived there for 4 years from 2000.

Mary July 23, 2017 - 2:07 pm

I’m almost 64 and single. (Divorced at 49) Since I retired from government service nearly nine years ago , I’ve traveled to Poland 4 times (Polish ancestry), Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Japan. I’ve done some trips on my own, some with a travel group, and some with one other person. Don’t let age stop you! Life is an adventure; enjoy it everyday. People the world over are nice. My bucket list to go to: Portugal, Spain, Israel. Happy travels.

Dina August 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm

I’m 61 and really want to travel. I looking for a travel buddy

Vickie August 21, 2017 - 5:04 pm

I would be interested in a travel buddy for some trips. Where do you live?

Monica December 18, 2017 - 10:00 am

Hi Mary

I realise these comments were posted some time ago but I’m just catching up!! I live in Scotland but bought an apartment on Algarve in Portugal some years ago as my fella hates flying. I’ve not really travelled the country but would love to so I can improve my Portuguese. You’re welcome to join me.


Anonymous July 20, 2017 - 12:15 pm

Some of my favorite places have been Corsica.France , San Miiguel De Allende Mexicon and of course all things Italy . Malta was nice too.

Raymond July 16, 2017 - 11:38 pm

I am 50 and after a 23 year marriage I was let go, she felt a drug dealer was a better match for her! I have been to several counties in the military and only twice have I gone abroad as a civilian both to Ukraine on mission trips! I’d like to see Poland, Argentina, and especially Israel! It would be fun to share these with another, but I must get my butt moving regardless!!! Lol! Happy trails to all of you!

Debbie Miller July 19, 2017 - 5:15 am

Raymond I’m so sorry for the misfortune of your divorce. You sound like a lovely person! I wish you well and hope you are able to fulfill your bucket list of travel destinations! I would love to visit Israel as well! I also have a few tropical destinations I hope to travel to someday before I’m too old. I too am 50 and single but think it might be more fun to travel with a companion.

john July 19, 2017 - 9:54 am

Hi Iam 54 aft 23.5 yrs of marriage i was let go also am in limbo would like 2 travel but am on my own

Rebecca Shapiro July 20, 2017 - 12:59 am

Hi John, we’d love to help you out and find a trip that would suit you. If you’d be interested in discussing this more and going through some options then I’d love to chat on the phone or via email. If there’s some countries you’ve always dreamed of visiting and would like the support of a group then please feel free to reach out to Rebecca.Shapiro@IntrepidTravel.com and we can make this a reality!

Anonymous August 11, 2017 - 2:20 am

I’m divorce too dumped after 40yrs of marriage 42 together 60yrs old now and boy have I travelled since!!!
Done a few trips with Intrepid and they are GREAT just go for it pick a country like she says they will sort out everything enjoy

Sandra Ofenbock August 5, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Hi Raymond,

Did you go to Usrael?


Anonymous June 27, 2017 - 12:50 pm

I am 63, single and wish that I could afford to travel! Was thrown away after 30 years by a husband that preferred other women. Sure thought that my retirement years were planned out.

Tito Umali July 3, 2017 - 7:34 pm

Wow! Grateful for sharing on unusual travel itineraries for Europe from Ireland, which plan to visit in two years when retired from government service.

Anonymous July 8, 2017 - 9:01 am

I got divorced at 63 and lost half my savings. Thank G-d for Social Security and my pension.

Cheryl Boyer July 9, 2017 - 11:02 am

Same here…..after 23 years in a one sided marriage I am divorcing at the age of 60. Just found out I have breast cancer. Would love to travel to places I’ve never seen.

Anonymous July 14, 2017 - 7:20 am

Hope you are ok. What is it with all these couples divorcing after all the years of history and kids. Unbelievable. Men are very selfish, in my opinion!

Anonymous July 19, 2017 - 11:01 am

Not all of us.got blind sided after 24 years. Was heartbroken. And yes I’m a man. Travel is on my bucket list!

Chris Conklyn August 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Sometimes, like in my case, the woman left for another man. I was left that way and raised 3 kids by myself. The youngest just graduated from college. It was difficult but worth it. They love and respect me and that makes me happy. I am 59 now and it took 19 years to reach this point but life is good. Unfortunately, they don’t have much to do with her anymore.

Margaret Sidebottom September 29, 2017 - 6:55 am

Mirror image Chris ! Mine split with another women when I was 12 weeks pregnant with our youngest child. Raised the 3 kids solo and the youngest is just about to graduate from high school! They don’t want much to do with their dad either these days. I’m extremely proud of who my kids have become and after many years of hard times am at last able to do some travel. I’m 52. Did a trip to Thailand and Cambodia volunteering earlier this year on my own but with a group tour and had a ball! I now cant wait for the adventure! There should be like a Facebook page or an online community for us all …so many of us in similar circumstances….. just getting some our time at last and finding ways to enjoy it !

Joanne Jannetta July 17, 2017 - 11:14 pm

I’ve been there too, 55, going through a divorce and just diagnosed with bc. I took one day at a time and looked for anything to be grateful for.

Monica December 18, 2017 - 10:10 am

Hi Cheryl

I’m in a similar situation to others on this post. After 22 years finally realised need to move on from my fella. Going through thyroid cancer treatment at the same time but really need to get out there and travel as life is way too short. Maybe we’ll meet somewhere in this small world.


anonymous July 17, 2017 - 12:09 pm

too bad about the divorces. Women should make sure they keep track of the money and investments

Linda August 12, 2017 - 10:07 am

Always ready for a trip. Single, never married. Lindajmic@gmail.com

Diane August 19, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Same here! Almost 25 years of marriage and now on my own. I want to travel, but have a hard time taking the plunge on my own because if the safety issue and working through negative thoughts about being alone.

Monica December 18, 2017 - 10:05 am

Hi Diane

I would love to travel with you. I’m 53 and now on my own after nearly 22 years with my fella. I want to see the world and have fun as life is way too short.

Colleen June 19, 2017 - 9:31 am

Planning a trip to Iceland in September 2018. Took an island tour of Ireland last September. For my 50th, I celebrated in a new resort in Cancun, Mexico. I manage to plan a big trip with a few stateside trips each year. Life is too short, take the travel plunge, splash or make waves! I also like to drive the coastlines, California in a Corvette with the top down. The Florida Keys, I was frugal, but the scenery was fabulous. I am driving to Florida to pick up a travel trailer. I believe I got the better end of my divorce, I travel more single, now 52. I love to journal my adventures. As a freelance writer and photographer, I want to share my frugality travel tips. Tip 1, piggyback destinations, find a hub to stay for part of the trip, then venture out on various short trips. Example: Ireland is a great hub, then head to Paris, Italy or England. These short roundtrip fares are cheapest while in Ireland. While in Ireland, I stayed with a local family in a small town using public transportation and a lot of scenic walking. Absolutely amazing 2 weeks in Ireland… happy trails to all!

Anonymous July 14, 2017 - 7:18 am

Let me know more about trip to Ireland. I’m 57 single, love to travel. How did you find the family place to stay? Air B n B? My name is Kelleyanne Herford Conway. You can reach out on FB or Keljam55@gmail.com

Thank you so!

Lauren September 29, 2017 - 8:21 pm

Hi Kelleyanne! I just sent you an e-mail regarding Ireland. If anyone has any questions regarding Ireland please feel free to reach out to me Laurenodriscoll55@gmail.com. I moved from upstate to NY to Ireland almost two years! I’m also a travel agent over here in Ireland so if someone has any general questions feel free to reach out too I love talking everything travel 🙂

Rose July 15, 2017 - 10:52 pm

Iceland is on my list of travel destinations.
2 years ago I traveled to London for my
60th Birthday and this year I took a nine
Day tour to Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
Life serious is too short, I plan on taking
A trip each year for my birthday.

Chris Conklyn August 12, 2017 - 8:04 pm

That is awesome. Happy for you.

Anonymous July 24, 2017 - 9:57 am

You’re my hero!

Brenda August 29, 2017 - 3:56 am

I spend month of January in the Yucatán area, flying cheaply through Cancun airport. So much to see and do. Feel very safe there and love the fresh foods.
After separation, I will be traveling solo this year and look forward to embracing the opportunity to meet many others.
Would love an inexpensive group benefit way to travel and gets best prices.

Anonymous June 19, 2017 - 9:02 am

I was born in Uruguay with half of my family in Argentina. I have travel all over the world, ( well, almost) I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND going to Argentina if you want to be SAFE !

Cheryl July 13, 2017 - 11:36 am

It is unfortunate you would not recommend Argentina. I spent 5 weeks in Buenos Aires alone and it was fantastic.

Diane June 18, 2017 - 6:45 am

I am the same — a freelance writer, solo traveler over 50. I’m in Hungary for the summer, and will do a river cruise from here to Amsterdam. I love Hungary, and always travel solo. BTW, want a sunny place with great coffee — besides Budapest– in the US try the Nature Coast of Florida. I was living there for 18 months, and it is undiscovered Old Florida beauty. Quiet, clean–kayaking, hiking,birding, and good beer and coffee, fruits and veggies. and BBQ.

Cheryl A Jean Claude June 19, 2017 - 3:15 am

Curious as to the part of FLA referred to as the “nature coast”. I’ve lived in quite a few places in FLA and never heard that expression. Thanks so much! Cheryl

Gail June 27, 2017 - 4:05 am

It’s along the gulf coast from St. Petersburg north to Tallahassee.

Jon Dull June 17, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Traveled 4 months is SE Asia recently after spending 2 months in Panama, Bocas del Toro where I have property and also live part of the year. The high point of my travels was north Viet Nam this trip. I was in south VN 3 years ago but the north is totally different and the people were wonderful. Viet Nam is very inexpensive and very safe. My favorite spot was Sa Pa in far north VN and I almost bypassed it b/c the weather was cool almost cold and some rain. That would have been a great loss. Sa Pa is my favorite spot in SE Asia and I normally travel to Asia to scuba dive. I want to return July 2018 to see the terraced rice fields when everything is green and visit some friends I made there. If you get to VN Hoi An is a definite must see. Hoi An is the most photogenic city I have ever been in. Also, don’t miss an afternoon visit to Jack’s cat cafe while there. Da nang is a must see also. Da Nang is a tourist destination all it’s own with many great beach hotels and a totally artsy and visitor friendly city. Check out Hoa’s place on the beach near marble mountain. He has some great stories about the war years and he is the real deal. I love to travel by train in VN, very cheap and great fun and comfort. I also visited Thailand and The Philippines this trip but missed Laos which was on my list but lost some travel time due to a minor but possibly serious scuba injury. On my next visit I will see Laos. If anyone wants info. I will share the little I have. BTW, you will love Hanoi. I plan to travel more in So. America in early 2018 after seeing Colombia and Ecuador 2 years ago. I want to get to Argentina, Bolivia, Chili and Peru.

Rebecca Shapiro June 18, 2017 - 1:31 am

Hi Jon, thanks for that lovely message! Great hearing all your travel plans and advice. We love Sapa too – such a special region! Enjoy all your upcoming adventures 🙂

Sheri June 29, 2017 - 11:57 am

Jon Dull do you ever need a Scuba Buddy? PADI Advanced Open Water Certified….
50 F, Registered Nurse… ready to travel! Lol…

Sharon Cheung August 14, 2017 - 4:09 am

John Thanks for tips – plan is to sell up once daughter has finished uni and head off to visit SE Asia & Vietnam in particular

Monique Haggar July 28, 2018 - 11:45 am

Hi Jon, I really enjoyed reading your notes about Vietnam and the various places. I’d like to see them when I get there. Also I am really interested in living in Panama. I am retired and a good traveller, 72 but in good health still. Are there a lot of retirees in Boca del Toro? Panama I hear, is a great place to live for retirees.

David Flink June 17, 2017 - 8:08 am

60 years old, and the hidden jewel off the radar, is the Republic of Georgia. A must for any solo traveler.

Eileen August 7, 2017 - 11:52 pm

You are correct!! I’ve been there and it’s fabulous. Will go again. The monasteries and scenery are unreal. So cheap.
Sounds like someone should plan a ” affordable travel for those who have been burned”.. based on a lot of these posts! You can put me on the list

Maggie August 8, 2017 - 3:55 am

Yes, I need to be on that list. Divorced after 38 years yrs of marriage, retirement cancelled, self-employed and still working. However, I’m in control of my schedule and love to travel, inexpensively!

Aglet June 11, 2017 - 7:20 am

Over 50? With all respect to your article, I’m over 50 just did did a two week 80 mile Mt Everest trek in the Himalayas at elevations above 18,000ft. Next month, an extreme Ironman distance triathlon in Alaska. I reject the idea that “Over 50” means we should seek comfort travel and temperate climates. Some of us will to continue to push our physical and mental limits, while others sit around and get old. Age is in your mind.

Melitta June 15, 2017 - 12:01 pm

HI Robert Barrington, also looking for a travel buddy myself. I have been to most of the countries in the Middle East and Europe and one trip to Hong Kong. It’s much more fun with some one than alone. You can reach me at englishoak@outlook.com for further discussion. Melitta

Thomas June 15, 2017 - 10:05 pm

Can’t agree more ! I am 56 and I did Trekking in Nepal, scuba diving in Philippines and Vietnam, and skiing in Europe this past year. But I noticed people younger than me who are already saying they are too hold for certain activities.

Anonymous July 24, 2017 - 3:06 am


Anonymous January 26, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Bingo .. I agree completely … mixed age groups are a lot of fun
Best group i travelled with was from 21 – 75 in Africa 2018.

Jim June 8, 2017 - 3:34 am

I enjoy the comments that I read. I live in the USA and I’ve traveled quite a bit in my van traveling solo which I enjoyed very much it gives me a chance to meet with people one on one which is my style. I am interested and traveling to other countries and would like some feedback on an economical way to do that or other tips you might have. I am a 69 year old male in good physical condition. Thank you

David Flink June 17, 2017 - 8:04 am

Jim, just a suggestion, the Republic of Georgia, a hidden jewel. Great for solo adventurous traveler’s such as yourself. You can email for more information.

Debby July 25, 2017 - 11:11 am

Hi, I am 69 also and travel solo in a Class B camper van. I would be interested in some great camper trips along the pacific coast and Pacific NW.

Becky September 25, 2018 - 2:45 am

I see your post is more than a year old but thot I’d pick your brain as I’ve given some consideration to getting a camper van and traveling around the US as there are so many places to see. Would be very much interested in hearing of your experiences/comments etc.

Sharlene Sjogren June 2, 2017 - 1:32 am

I am single at 63…live in the Midwest and would love to travel. Also would be interested in Mission trip. Any suggestion?

Deb June 10, 2017 - 7:07 am

I’m 61 and live in Illinois.I just want to see the Florida Keys and I would be happy. I just need someone to go along and share expenses. I also would rather not go solo at my age. I would love to see Greece and Mexico.

Robert Barrington June 14, 2017 - 1:21 am

Hi, my name is Rob and live in Schaumburg, IL and am 66. I’ve travelled on quite a few cruises going solo, but sometimes that gets a bit old. If you like, I would be willing to personal message you? Let me know. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, I understand.

Anonymous June 15, 2017 - 11:56 am

HI Robert Barrington, also looking for a travel buddy myself. I have been to most of the countries in the Middle East and Europe and one trip to Hong Kong. It’s much more fun with some one than alone. You can reach me at englishoak@outlook.com for further discussion. Melitta

Chrisfun June 20, 2017 - 11:58 pm

Looking forward to someone as well who enjoys it. Have never traveled solo yet. Recently divorced after 36 tears. Looking to doing some traveling now. SE Asia and Europe!

Trudy August 4, 2017 - 8:23 am

I stumbled upon this site and love to travel. I am single 57 and usually travel solo. What an interesting concept here.
I would love to have a travel buddy that has the time and financial ability as I do.
I’m open to cruises, Backroads Adventures- wonderful fun trips with a bit of activity.Iceland is on my list. Sharing the adventure with a good travel companion makes the experience even sweeter!

Merle January 28, 2018 - 12:23 pm

Hi. I am a single lady, Toronto, 60’s who is in dire need of a vacation. I have been a little wary of solo travel. Tell me about your experiences. Merle. mjzurin@gmail.com

Delice June 16, 2017 - 11:33 am

I would be interested in going to Florida Keys to begin with ,I am 67 and live in Maine .i often go to Ca. Since my son lives there but would like a partner at times

Marie June 26, 2017 - 12:33 am

Deb, I was the same way after finding myself single in my 50’s! I took the plunge and have taken several cruises by myself and have never had a problem meeting up with other solo’s and making friends. In October I am going on my first solo European cruise and I can’t wait! I think that for me, cruising feels safer, at least for now while I build up my confidence. Good luck and happy travels!

KR June 30, 2017 - 10:22 am

Marie, don’t cruises make you pay for two people in order to get the cabin?

Larry July 23, 2017 - 11:04 am

Not always. The new Holland American ship Konsingsdam has 18 single rooms with no single supplement.

Sally S. July 16, 2017 - 2:49 am

Sharlene- I am about to head to Kenya on a medical mission with Project Helping Hands. Im a registered nurse, 52 and single, and often travel alone. My best trip was 4 months traveling through New Zealand. I find that you often meet more people when you are alone. I do appreciate sharing the adventure with others however. There are advantages both ways, but I’m always open to a travel buddy that wants to go where I want to go. I get 5 weeks paid vacation every year, sometimes more, so even with a full time job, extended trips are possible. Thailand, Italy, Barcelona, Peru and others are still on my list…

Anonymous December 3, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Hi Sally,Im An RN too looking for travel companion.

Jo June 1, 2017 - 1:14 am

Just traveled to Mexico and was told by a waiter to stay away from Mexico City They are very political and dislike Americans He was born and raised there I reccomend Playa Del Carman on the Mexican Carribean Wonderful people

Thea June 29, 2017 - 5:02 am

Sorry…but that’s a ridiculous comment. I spent a week in Mexico City recently and it was fabulous — culture, history, arts, food, museums! I never once felt unsafe or in any way endangered. It is truly a global cosmopolitan capital. Don’t pay attention to people who tell you to avoid places, unless those places are Afghanistan, Syria, Congo, etc. There’s a big world out there full of great people and things. Go enjoy them!

thomas June 30, 2017 - 10:05 am

As a U.S.A. citizen traveling to Mexico I would not talk about politics. There’s much discontent
in Mexico concerning the current administration. The people are great.

Janice June 1, 2017 - 1:12 am

I would love to travel, have to start saving again. And just take the plunge .

Joanna June 1, 2017 - 12:06 am

I am 65 and have traveled a bit. Taking my first solo trip to Costa Rica and then Greece this year. Looking forward to many more. My bucket list is full with Croatia and China/Tibet soon! Wish the bucket was full of money too!

Freda August 14, 2017 - 10:52 pm

Joanna, Greece, Costa Rica, and Ireland are at the top of my Bucket List. I’m so jealous!!! I, too, wish that bucket was full of $$$$$.

Ursa May 31, 2017 - 3:42 pm

you left out Accra Ghana and Lagos Nigeria, very friendly people and respectful to people over 50.