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 swineheart
Joined: 7/20/2006
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Go to Virtualtourist.com for lots of interesting reading on feedback from other travellers...register...then go from there!
 huckfinnsr
Joined: 6/26/2006
Msg: 13
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Posted: 11/21/2006 11:02:09 AM
For what it's worth, I'm currently working on building a site for those whose lifestyle keeps them on the road. It will be divided into sub-categories, e.g. Truckers, Bikers, RVers. It will be based around dating site software with many, many features including info on proposed legislature, weather and road conditions, forums, bulletin boards, chat and other interactive activities. The site will be 100% free. I share the sentiments of the good people of POF in that regard.

This is closer to the beginning stages than the ending so please don't think I'm spamming. I have no place to send anyone yet. Just wanted to let you know that something like that is in the works. Any constructive input would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I have utmost respect for POF and the way things are being handled here. I intend to promote them on my site when it is up and running. I very much enjoy the forums here and would never knowingly do or say anything detrimental concerning the process here. This is a great community and an apt role model. There are many wonderful people here. I sincerely hope that this declaration doesn't get me banned but I thought you might like to know that someone is working on it.


Ed
 Summering
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 14
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Posted: 11/21/2006 9:12:42 PM
It would be nice if there was such a website that would list interested parties by cities/towns. It will not be very helpful if someone in British Columbia has to travel to Quebec to find a travelling partner.
 huckfinnsr
Joined: 6/26/2006
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Posted: 11/22/2006 4:05:51 PM
Any constructive input would be greatly appreciated.


Just to clarify. By constructive input I meant suggestions and requests. I am NOT asking for money. The more I considered my wording, the less I liked it. Hope nobody misunderstood.

Ed
 Hot Snowman
Joined: 11/3/2006
Msg: 16
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Posted: 11/23/2006 10:31:16 AM
I just don't know if I would do it without knowing that other person EXTREMELY well. This isn't a date where after four hours, you go your separate ways. You're making a commitment for the entire trip. I think there would have to be a lot of discussion about what you're going to do on the trip so you don't have different agendas. And then there is the problem of everything being planned out. When I go on a trip, I'm very loose about my agenda. If I hear of a local festival in a village nearby, I'm there. I hear a report about big trouble in a city I'm about to visit and I make other plans. If a major front moves in and it will be raining for days, I leave and head some place sunny.

However, if PoF were to help form up groups of singles to destinations, I might give that a try. Not sure. The demographics of the group would affect my decision.
 Raincoast_Chick
Joined: 9/16/2006
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Posted: 11/27/2006 5:31:55 PM
www.journeywomen.com
 oldkid
Joined: 7/3/2006
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Posted: 12/12/2006 4:43:59 PM
As a time share traveler, I often wind up as 1 guy in a 2 bedroom condo. What a waste. Always have an empty couch even if only 1 bedroom. More than willing to share with the right person. Spent a week in Galviston on the beach by myself last winter. Need the list.
 99seattle
Joined: 9/16/2005
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Posted: 12/16/2006 1:03:04 AM
I've met some interesting solo travelers on Travelchums.com

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 ready2010
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 20
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Posted: 12/22/2006 2:18:05 PM
What a good idea. I have travelled alone and with a partner. Sure, solo you can do what you want all the time, but you partner can have other/different/interesting ideas you might thought of yourself.

I've also seen that in some countries travelling with a partner of the opposite gender opens doors that might have otherwise remained closed.

Sure if you are alone it forces you to try to speak with the locals. But that can get a bit tiring and lonely.

I guess you'd have to find someone local who you could meet and spend a few days with to get to know. Otherwise half way through you might decide "what a jerk" and become a solo traveller again.
 svMichelle
Joined: 11/10/2006
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Posted: 12/29/2006 9:04:07 AM
The Lonely Planet guide books are what I have used in Thailand, China, Mexico, Brazil etc but I use my sailing guides for the coastal towns.

This POF web site has quite a few sailors that I plan to look up for a Channel Islands trip in the planning stages this year. I will be leaving from San Diego, Calif in the spring.

Bill
 Irish_nurse
Joined: 9/21/2006
Msg: 22
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Posted: 1/1/2007 4:40:27 AM
Hey man, if you're on your way to Ireland give me a shout. Heck, contact me if you're going to eastern europe. I've never been so it'll be a new experience for both of us.
 alan13446
Joined: 12/19/2006
Msg: 23
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Posted: 1/1/2007 9:10:40 AM
[quote[Yep, I agree. 'The Lonely Planet' is almost 'The Bible' among (backpack) travelers

which is fine and dandy if you're 23....but many of us 40 - 50 year olds don't do that anymore....

I've been taking 2 weeks every fall and doing a "The Amazing Race" style trip to western Turkey for the past few years...let me tell you, it is an amazing feeling.
Sure, you can dress up and eat fine food on a cruise, or sit by a chlorine pool for 2 weeks with all you can eat and drink....if thats your thing, go for it...

However, for the same cost, I prefer having an adventure, not like what is on TV, but an adventure nevertheless...

For example, here is how one of my trips went:

-got a ride to Buffalo airport
-flew to LaGuardia
-took a bus to JFK
-flew 11 hours non stop to Istanbul
-two trains from the airport to the hotel....2 nights in Istanbul to acclimatize
-morning bus, 4 hours, to Gallipoli
-hired a taxi to drive me around the WW 1 battle sites
-ferry from european to asian side
-wait till 1 AM for bus to another southern city
-5 AM, switch buses
-5:05 AM, new bus - 1 hr ride
-6:15 am new bus
-10 AM resort town - rest
-next day, all day boat cruise with other europeans 10 AM - 6 PM, lunch included, $25
-next day, 4 hour bus ride to other resort city
-fly back to Istanbul, 1 hr, $60
- rest day
-bus to ancient city of Troy - 5 hours, return the same day

and so on...see, that to me was fun....may not be your cup of tea, but for me, it's the sense of discovery, adventure, not having anything planned, all spontaneous,

Planning on going back this fall to explore the northern Black Sea coast of Turkey...and when you do it alone, you meet and interact with more people along the way, aren't swayed by whiners and stick in the muds, and can plan your own agenda...

Got many pictures on line...let me know if this is appealing to you and I'll send you the links...

Cheers - happy travelling
 happyhearts
Joined: 2/5/2006
Msg: 24
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Posted: 1/2/2007 11:49:36 AM
boy that's the best... travelling without a plan.
My very first trip like this was a neighbor driving us to the airport at 2AM.
Caught the first plane leaving... it went East. PHiladelphia.
got to see Philly... wanted more.
Caught bus to JFK.
Caught first plane to Europe... London.
Drove to Oxford... had a blast in B&B's ....
Took Hovercraft from Dover to Calais...
(Had purchased Eurail when we realized we'd be in Europe)
Took trains all over Europe whenever, wherever for 8 wks.
Ended up in Venice
Flew back from Frankfurt.
No plans, no have tos.
I love and adore travel like that.
The adventures and people make it fabulous.
No partner now, but I still travel.
Want to go to Turkey next.
 sparklinglady1945
Joined: 1/27/2007
Msg: 25
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Posted: 2/6/2007 6:33:48 PM
Hello, I am new here and never heard of such a list. I'd love to travel anywhere, how do I sign up for the list?
 The_Champ_Is_Here
Joined: 10/12/2006
Msg: 26
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Posted: 2/6/2007 7:34:05 PM
I love Vegas and did it twice solo, and had a blast (Oct 2006 and Jan 2007) and planning my next solo trip there for June.
Never knew travelling solo could be great but it is. On your own agenda the entire time.
 Epic....
Joined: 4/24/2006
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Posted: 2/7/2007 1:43:23 AM
I've always travelled with friends and it has always been a great experience but I'm startin to think a solo trip would be exciting.
Especially the do your own thing and create your own adventure...and guaranteed to meet some interesting characters.
 pdxairport
Joined: 9/6/2006
Msg: 28
I would have my girlfriend with me
Posted: 3/15/2007 7:46:12 PM
That way I won't be lonely at night.
 Rafi92
Joined: 4/5/2007
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Posted: 6/24/2007 6:20:02 PM
I am going to China in eptember and I am looking for a partner. I found good deal...
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