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|I am heading to Costa Rica next week and I think this is the place to ask for suggestions...accomodations, food suggestions, fun things to do. Travelling solo and meeting up with friend around Liberia. Any ideas?|
Posted: 4/12/2012 1:50:15 AM
|Traveling solo, although it is fun when your with someone or a group of friends, is one of the greatest experiences you can ever have. Not being on a schedule or waiting on others is a HUGE bonus.|
Last year I spent a month backpacking Italy and loved it!
If anything the time traveling alone in a foreign country gives you a chance to discover something new about yourself.
Posted: 4/12/2012 11:47:44 AM
|Couldn't agree more claymore. I have had many spontaneous adventures traveling solo and have enjoyed every single one, in fact, enjoy some good relaxing time in Hawaii right now. I tell everyone the exact same thing, you don't have to wait around for other "slow pokes" and the freedom of being on your own time is the utmost advantage. You make your schedule and if you don't follow it, oh well, you might find something more interesting. |
Cheers and happy travels.
Posted: 4/15/2012 2:07:56 AM
|Try Thelma and Louis its only for straight women but at least you can travel|
Posted: 4/21/2012 12:58:57 AM
|Lone travel is great as you can do as and what you wantand when. People tend to find you more approachable. People look out for you and are mostly have good intent but of course trust your instinct. Maybe take a teddy bear with you for company and as a reason for people to come and talk to you. See book Travels with My Teddy Bear (Travelogues of a woman with Asperger's Syndrome).|
Posted: 4/25/2012 2:34:52 PM
|I've travelled solo for 40 years. No doubt, if you want to meet people and get to know a place then stay at hostels. Do a bit of research on the ones geared to your expectations (there are private rooms, etc.). I spend about 3 weeks in Maui every winter and would take one of the 2 hostels in Wailuku anyday over 5 star hotel accomodation.. Instant friends and beach companions. Communal BBQ, great conversation..just overall nice people. There's also a certain level of security in numbers which can make single women feel more at ease.|
Where I'm from (southern France) hostels are also the best bet along with informall B&Bs. We often had somebody staying with us. Usually some tourist who stopped for directions and we invited them in for dinner and they stayed a few days.
Posted: 5/4/2012 12:30:32 PM
|Went to Malaysia recently by myself for the Grand Prix. First time I've been abroad by myself and would definitely do the same again. You tend to meet far more people when travelling alone because you aren't so absorbed with your friends company.|
Posted: 5/4/2012 3:46:21 PM
|Jealous! I'd love to see the Grand Prix abroad! I used to work as a travel agent, and with the discounts on offer, I used to travel alone all the time. My favourite was two weeks alone in Cuba! Amazing country!|
Posted: 5/17/2012 12:47:17 PM
|I may travel to Florida, California or elsewhere alone. Not sure where I am going to yet..|
Posted: 6/4/2012 8:15:17 AM
|Hi what is the best time to go to Denmark - never been but would love to :)|
Posted: 6/5/2012 12:53:53 PM
|I am considering going to the Costa Blanca in Spain on my own this year as like others have said,its hard to get friends to go due to work,money etc...........|
Mum owns a villa out there and been many times,just not on my own before.I always meet people there.
At least i can go where i want,when i want.Beach,local bars,restaurants all within walking distance.
Posted: 6/5/2012 4:31:22 PM
|I have been on nine cruise ship holidays on my own in the past 5 years. I have just come back from my 10th from Southampton to the Norwegian Fjords, only this time, I had my friend come with me. My next cruise will be in Nov 2012 from Barcelona to New Orleans. Surely if I can do it, anybody can. Only draw back is as a solo traveller you end up paying for an imaginary friend as single suppliments are not available on some ships.|
Posted: 6/5/2012 8:30:57 PM
Hi what is the best time to go to Denmark - never been but would love to :)
My girlfriend is Danish...I'd say 'now' (June) or September. I'm from France....May or October for most of the country. April is nice where I'm from (the south in Montpelier).
Posted: 6/6/2012 3:36:02 PM
|I'll be going to Morocco with my friend and we will be camping with a group in the Sahara Desert, this will be an awesome experience!!!|
Posted: 6/23/2012 7:33:32 PM
|Be careful. One bad bout of Traveler's Diarrehea or injury can leave you helpless in a foreign country. Travel is much better when shared with a good friend or partner.|
Posted: 6/23/2012 8:35:15 PM
|i been travelling solo and had occassional sickness mostly allergies induced asthma..did hiked in southwest of cornwall in uk as well the isles of scilly.. altho i didnt camp and rock climbing alone.. but did hiked alone.. i met people from different parts of country and it is an experience and the best part i did all of this now that i am half a century..lol.. mind you i carry everything from antibiotic to first aid kit is a must travelling alone or with someone.|
Posted: 6/27/2012 3:55:49 PM
|I would recommend traveling with a company called Solo and another company called Just You..I have traveled with both to India, Katmandoo, Nepa,l Egypt, Italy, you can join in with the travelers or spend days or eve on your own exploring. I met some lovely people who have become friends and had a wonderfull time.|
Posted: 6/30/2012 6:35:46 AM
|Over the past year i met quiete a long friend list along the way.. funny part lots of younger generations now travelling solo opposing to couples. I am originally from southeast asia and travelled most part of asia and europe alone in a country where i dont speak the language.. i must say it is the most interesting thing to know language, culture and people. Like most of us had travelled alone we have found ourselves and best of part We did it without fear being alone. Be safe and dont do anything i woundn't do .. (except have not figure it out yet or a couraged getting drunk and waking up with a stranger beside u :)).. Enjoy the moment safely!|
Posted: 7/3/2012 12:31:51 PM
|Couchsurfing.org is also a great site to meet new friends, either stay at their homes or meet up for fun activities. |
I have hosted people from all over the world and it is such a nice experiance...going to new york later this summer myself, and I know that it will be a great experiance and that I will meet fantastic people
Posted: 7/4/2012 12:41:33 PM
|I don't have anybody to travel with me, so I will go alone!|
Posted: 7/5/2012 7:02:03 AM
|Ive travelled all over Italy and been to california twice on my on, always end up meeting people over there. Im off to southern spain in september on my own to, its a great way to travel.|
Posted: 7/5/2012 11:14:47 PM
|I recently traveled to New Zealand on my own (April 2012). It was just me and my camera. I did all the things I wanted to do from a massage, to a soak in the hot springs, to astronomy photography up on Mt John at Lake Tekapo. I had a fabulous time, hired a care and off I went. The evenings were the tough times I found I was getting lonely, so I would head down to the bar order dinner and a glass of wine and talk with the bar staff, locals who would recommend places for me to see. They were very friendly and seem to understand I was lonely. I recommend traveling on your own some times but I would much prefer a journey shared.|
Posted: 7/6/2012 1:13:19 PM
|I would like to be one of those people that can travel by themselves to California, or Las Vegas- Nevada, or Florida, anywhere. I live in Canada. And am very wary about going off by myself on the plane and wondering if I will encounter any problems and how to be -street wise and deal with them?!|
Posted: 7/10/2012 8:37:48 PM
I grew tired of asking friends and family to go on vacation with me. So, in 2010 I joined a group of 28 strangers and took a tour to London, Paris, Switzerland, Florence, Venice and Rome. Had a great time! Luckily, I did not have to pay the single supplement and had the room all to myself. Though I was with a group, I had the choice of either joining in or being by myself, which was great. In May of this year, went back to Europe and I took a friend with me...big mistake. Next year, planning to go to Egypt alone. As far as safety, I strike up a conversation with people in the hotel over breakfast and get tips on things to see and best places to eat. Also, used Rick Steve's suggestions. Just keep your $ close to your body, look confident and use the same common sense you would if you were in NY. Have a great time and GO, GO, GO! Life is too short to watch the world go by on the History Channel!
Posted: 7/12/2012 9:21:51 AM
|first of all where u want to go and look at the visiting most common sites where you.. best book where your going to stay..dont worry you will meet along the way..lol|