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 Pauline69
Joined: 1/16/2014
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I've done it. More than a few times. Nowhere exotic but I've had a mixed reaction from people along the way. About being a female and traveling alone. Would you travel/go on holiday alone and if not, why not?
 6jellybeans
Joined: 7/1/2015
Msg: 2
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Posted: 5/14/2017 1:27:28 PM
I have friends all over the world that I don't see anywhere near as much as I want to... So my holidays tend to be to go and see them. I have gone all over the place on my own. No worries about it at all. But then I tend to either know where I am going because I have done it so often or I am being met at the airport by friends and family.

The only thing I do have is that I get pulled and frisked a lot. I would also say make sure you get someone female in with you if a male is doing it as I had a bit of a nasty experience with a guy checking my luggage... Seemed he was just rummaging to check my underwear. I ended up calling over a female security guard who was passing and asking her to stand with me as I felt uncomfortable. He got a bit more professional after that.

I haven't had what I would call a proper "holiday" for years. Its something I would like to do. I have no qualms about doing things like that on my own. Been on my own too long now to let silly stuff like peoples opinions bother me. Some pity me and some think I am very brave. Its not really a concern of mine these days. I just get on with it.
 10ky
Joined: 11/15/2012
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Posted: 5/14/2017 1:31:16 PM
I almost always travel alone actually. I rarely travel for holidays though. It's always for work purposes, so, I guess it's normal to travel alone under those circumstances. Dunno.
 Pauline69
Joined: 1/16/2014
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Posted: 5/14/2017 1:31:26 PM
Yes. Brave! Someone referred to me as brave for going on holiday on my own. I went to majorca (lmfao)

I also had a group of drunken Scotsmen on a flight ask me if I was a lesbian because I was going to Spain on my own. One of them decided he needed a cigarette and lit up ( I tried to tell him not to) and was almost arrested on arrival at palma

Lit up in the loos, set the fire alarms off. Pmsl. Karma for suggesting I'm gay for travelling alone!

He then asked if I wanted to meet up with him and his mates, it was a hilarious flight looking back.

They sneaked their own booze on board and were pretty much bladdered before take off

I swapped seats to let mr are you a lesbian sit with his pals as well because I'm nice like that, then he insults me.

Ha! It makes me laugh two years on.
 10ky
Joined: 11/15/2012
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Posted: 5/14/2017 1:44:57 PM
-pauline
Well, aye, I know what you talking about. I traveled for the first time when I was 18. Bought a ticket, hopped on a plane and landed in Italy. Spent a week going around there and eating out in restaurants; then went back home. Didn't do much else. lol. Some people find that brave. I felt a bit tense but it didn't exactly feel as if I was landing in France back in June, 1944. hehe.
 Pauline69
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 6
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Posted: 5/14/2017 1:58:49 PM
Even my mum has travelled alone. She's got a pal in Italy and I was at work and she sends me this email panicking because the company she booked with didn't leave her enough time for connections..so she has to run from one end of frankfurt airport to the other.

Gets on the plane. Knackered. And says I think I'm having a heart attack.

And they took her seriously!

Pmsl. My mum is a crackpot

She had to get that plane because her and her pal never though to exchange addresses or phone numbers so she had to be at the other end to be picked up..

I love my mum, shes one of the most intelligent people I know. But no common sense
 quicktyper
Joined: 12/3/2016
Msg: 7
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Posted: 5/14/2017 2:11:10 PM
I've flown alone though there was someone to meet me at the other end. I've done a few holidays just me and the kids. Not that I'm wishing their lives away or anything but I'd love to get a holiday by myself.
 Squareslice
Joined: 10/17/2016
Msg: 8
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Posted: 5/14/2017 2:27:58 PM
I'm often happy in my own company.
Dinnae dae abroad keech. Far happier seein ma own land.
Got a wee bolt hole that takes about an hour to get to. Love it. Pitch up, make a brew then sit at the river n breathe.
 ordinary_psycho
Joined: 5/26/2016
Msg: 9
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Posted: 5/14/2017 3:50:20 PM
I used to a bit of long range bivvying, alone is the way to do that. Don't need to carry much, a change of clothes and your bag.
Got caught in the middle of a wolf hunt in Kainuu in Finland once, the pack ran a reindeer mother and calf into the small lake I was at, separated them and killed the calf and preceded to feed on the bank about 50 feet of me. Lasted 2 or 3 hours, nothing I could do, any movement would have been extremely risky when they were on the kill.
Probably go down as the most intense moment of my life, totally crapping myself. Wouldn't want to do it again.
 heavenlivesnear
Joined: 8/29/2016
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Posted: 5/15/2017 12:20:57 AM
never been in holiday by myself but am seriously considering it this year...

ive done a bit of travelling for work and enjoy it.... no problem eating in restaurants alone. adults just seem to accept a single person eating alone but children are very curious. i think they feels a bit sorry for me... i sometimes wonder if i look like someone who has been stood up... i take a book with me now to avoid the sympathy looks.
 flossiescratchwood
Joined: 11/28/2015
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Posted: 5/15/2017 3:00:54 AM
love going on hols on my own. First time I did it I was 16 and flew to Finland to stay with a penfriend. Didn't contact my mum and dad for a fortnight even to say I got there safely. Well I did try once and the call didn't seem to work so blithely carried on enjoying myself regardless.

Two summers ago my boy went off to Switzerland to scout camp for 10 days . I realized I hadn't had a single holiday without him since he was born( apart from a few weekends with his dad when he was little and before we split) so took myself off to Sweden. Flew to Gothenberg and drove up the west coast and into Norway , doing a mix of camping, hostelling, guest houses and airbnb. Twas great. Just being able to sit and have a coffee and look at the view without a restless boy dragging me to my feet the second I took my last gulp was brilliant. Since then I have made a point of getting away without him and it's usually on my own.

There aren't that many people , however much I like them that I would consider going on holiday with.Me and the boy go away with my sister and her husband for a few days sometimes and just me and my sis have gone away occasionally in the past.Other than that a couple of friends is all and then it's tying down a date. Much much easier to suit yourself.
 Justanotherchap
Joined: 12/4/2013
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Posted: 5/15/2017 3:18:12 AM
Just had a woman contact me through Meetup. She is travelling singly and using that system to find people where she is going who can show her the local sights.
 patriciaanne55
Joined: 1/14/2017
Msg: 13
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Posted: 5/15/2017 5:20:04 AM
I went to Tenerife alone for the first time quite a few years ago.
Did NZ, travelled around the North Island then visited my friend in Raglan....heaven on earth, I would happily live there.
Visited my friend in Ch Ch just after the earthquake, very sad.
Then I went to Oz to visit another friend in Brisbane.
A couple of years ago I went to mainland Spain for the first time but stayed with friends for a week. I have spent the last two winters in Spain by myself, but near to where the friends live, I've met many new people over there but have decided I wouldn't like to live there permanently.
 imanorangetiger
Joined: 12/29/2011
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Posted: 5/15/2017 5:43:45 AM
Nothing beats sharing those "isn't this fabulous?" moments for me, so no solo holidays for me.
 Pauline69
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 15
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Posted: 5/15/2017 6:02:35 AM
If I waited for someone to share those isn't this fabulous moments with, I'd never go anywhere.
 patriciaanne55
Joined: 1/14/2017
Msg: 16
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Posted: 5/15/2017 9:17:17 AM
'Nothing beats sharing those "isn't this fabulous?" moments for me, so no solo holidays for me.
When I went to OZ my BF met up with me in Cairns, should have been a holiday of a lifetime but he was a petulant and childish....oh dear.

That may be the case but so much to miss if you just wait for 'next' I need a holiday.
I've not worked nine to five for many years so had loads of time to travel. Loads of photos to bore everyone with.

It was interesting, my friend and I went to Peru, one couple in particular had been traveling for some months and they were at the stage where they'd had enough really. He said it get a bit like, 'oh look another waterfall' they both looked thoroughly bored
 kirkstmoritz1968
Joined: 1/31/2017
Msg: 17
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Posted: 5/15/2017 9:17:30 AM

Got caught in the middle of a wolf hunt in Kainuu in Finland once, the pack ran a reindeer mother and calf into the small lake I was at, separated them and killed the calf and preceded to feed on the bank about 50 feet of me. Lasted 2 or 3 hours, nothing I could do, any movement would have been extremely risky when they were on the kill.
Probably go down as the most intense moment of my life, totally crapping myself. Wouldn't want to do it again.




Pffft, You've obviously never spent a night in Torquay in the next room to a load of geordie girls on a hen do.
 scareymush
Joined: 8/9/2011
Msg: 18
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Posted: 5/15/2017 4:03:25 PM
I had to catch a connecting flight from Frankfurt too some years ago...It's a huge airport but thankfully I had time between flights to avail of one of their smoking booths, strange little constructions of clear perspex and littered with half empty cans and coffee cups all with fag ends swimming around in them, my fellow puffers and I chain-smoking and deeply inhaling, nobody said hello, too busy murdering our lungs. I think Frankfurt also provides beds, at least I think that's what they were.

Traveling alone is a doddle when compared with traveling alone with three young children. I got the fright of my life when I spotted a man in a bright yellow turban manhandle my six year old, I'd only taken my eyes off him for a second and suddenly I saw a man wrap his arms around him in a hug....I hope it was an innocent thing but one never knows.
 flutterbyseven
Joined: 1/8/2017
Msg: 19
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Posted: 5/15/2017 11:09:50 PM
I'm useless at travelling alone as have no sense of direction and no common sense so get lost all the time . That said, I have done it a bit over the years and it's always been interesting.
 patriciaanne55
Joined: 1/14/2017
Msg: 20
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Posted: 5/15/2017 11:25:56 PM
'I'm useless at travelling alone as have no sense of direction and no common sense so get lost all the time . That said, I have done it a bit over the years and it's always been interesting.'

I'm just the same flutter but moreso when I'm with someone, I let them do the leading. On my own it's a different matter, I have no choice but to do it.
 Damilovely
Joined: 12/23/2014
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Posted: 5/16/2017 3:53:33 AM
I just returned 2 days ago from my first solo holiday.
It was getting too difficult synchronising dates with friends so I bolted.
It was simply awesome. I did the Amalfi Coast and a number of others. I'll do it again.
 kirkstmoritz1968
Joined: 1/31/2017
Msg: 22
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Posted: 5/16/2017 4:34:45 AM

I'm useless at travelling alone as have no sense of direction and no common sense so get lost all the time


I was at Gatwick recently shouting at the Easyjet automated bag drop terminal because it wouldn't let me check in...then it dawned on me i'd already checked in online and i didn't have a bag to check in either, felt like a bit of a twat.

I hate all that stuff, i hate airports in general (except Bournemouth which is thankfully still stuck in the 80's) all i want to do is get on the plane, stick Lenny Kravitz in my ears and wait for the vodka trolley.
 patriciaanne55
Joined: 1/14/2017
Msg: 23
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Posted: 5/16/2017 5:07:46 AM
'I was at Gatwick recently shouting at the Easyjet automated bag drop terminal because it wouldn't let me check in...then it dawned on me i'd already checked in online and i didn't have a bag to check in either, felt like a bit of a twat.'

Ha ha, I was the opposite for my flight to LA enroute to OZ. I didn't know then you checked in on line, the desk sorted me out and I was upgraded. I went up the escalator behind Gwyneth, Chris and entourage and sat just behind them, they were first class separated by a curtain, wouldn't have known they were there, they separated off and went in a different door
 flutterbyseven
Joined: 1/8/2017
Msg: 24
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Posted: 5/16/2017 5:38:52 AM
Kirk:" I was at Gatwick recently shouting at the Easyjet automated bag drop terminal because it wouldn't let me check in...then it dawned on me i'd already checked in online and i didn't have a bag to check in either, felt like a bit of a twat."


Oh fcuk that'll be me. Or I'll miss my plane wandering around looking for the wrong bl00dy gate or something. I am a total liability and will merrily hand the directing of direction over to someone else.
 Pauline69
Joined: 1/16/2014
Msg: 25
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Posted: 5/16/2017 5:43:16 AM
I'm not bad at travelling alone but the last time I went to majorca I got very delayed. Jet two never land on time. So late I missed my bus to the resort. They got me a taxi, had to wait around two hours for it but that was a nice change

I hate flying Ryanair. Like a horrible big yellow bus.
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