Thank you to all of those who have messaged me regarding the " Marigold Hotel" inspired trip to Kerala, I have travelled other parts of India a few years ago but not this area before. I would like to be part of a small group, say 4 to six people for between 16 to 30 days, inialy based in Kochi for half of the time then moving on for the rest of the trip. Travel would be in private vehicle with driver which split by a group works out very cheaply per person. I would like to meet up with those of you interested in joining me on this adventure which will be at a leasurely pace. My suggestion is a.weekend break in Norfolk or here in Southern Spain if you prefer. Regarding the cost an educated guesstimate would be between £1500 a £2000 per person which would include flights, accomodation, travel and food, at this stage it's not possable to do an accurate costing as depends so much on accomodation standard chosen by the group and month chosen for trip. Decisions would be made jointly so everyone has Imput.. Two years ago I was part of a group of five people who travelled Costa Rica and Panama following this format which worked out great, travelling this way is so much better value than joining a Travel Tour Company and we worked out that we saved around £1000 per person with independent travel. I know that you do not have the backup should a problem arise but with good Travel Insurance and being team players to stick together and help each other it's a really good way to travel and enjoy other Countries and Cultures, sometimes warts and all. Await your comments and look forward to meeting you as fellow travellers and hopefully good friends for the future.
I found this forum about 3 weeks ago. I wanted to share this site with a dear old friend of mine who does not use the Internet often. Joined this morning . I'm from the east coast of Canada, retired lady and in past liked to travel solo but last spring went on a walking holiday with another lady . Nice having someone to help take photos, share a meal, etc. I would like to find a walking companion for a Coastal Walk in Portugal. Thinking of going in the fall of this year but could wait til next spring. My friend Eli is 80 years old and has a cottage in PEI that she hopes to share with a senior this summer. Most summers, her family joins her but are unable to this summer. She has put a notice on a Cdn. Site called Kijiji (it's sim. to Gumtree ) but has had no replys. She loves everything Irish, so someone from Ireland would be a treat for her. If there are replys to the cottage share, she will join. She doesn't have a computer but could use the one at the library. I have probably posted way to much for one post. Not sure From AC
Anyone interested in setting up a travel group in Scotland? I have travelled fairly extensively but keen to consider any type of travel except cruises. Maybe start with a weekend break and see what happens from there. If anyone is interested I am happy to take on the initial organisation of a introductory get together.
Hi, Anyone interested in joining our travel group. At the moment it consists of myself and Bwf, both retired 'young ladies' with interesting cultural travel in mind. We both enjoy natural scenery and experiencing what the local life has to offer ... walks, sightseeing, cycling etc. We would like to get a group of like minded people together with a mix of personalities to add interest. Could be males and females but we're not looking for partners. A social group who would like to meet up from time to time for trips, travel, theatre, walks, a meal together and a natter etc. I live near Cambridge and Bwf lives in North London. .... so if you are able to meet up near either of those cities, that would be handy. Interested in most travel from short city breaks, (U.K. and Europe) to travel worldwide. Feel free to message me if you are interested. It doesn't matter if you can't commit to all our get togethers ..... (maybe you have a lot of free time and maybe you can only manage the odd trip). The idea of the group is that there will be someone available at sometime to arrange travel with. Chat soon :)
Hello all - I am new to this forum. I am also retired and have been a widow for 9 months. I do voluntary work a couple times a week, joined an Art Group and visit the gym regularly but I still feel lonely especially at this time of the year. I am keen to make new friends who like travelling either in this country or abroad.
I found Silversurfers when contemplating whether I would ever go on holiday again after losing my husband suddenly in 2015. It was such a shock & has left me having to work until I eventually retire, so as you can imagine, I'm not exactly well off. I then wondered if there were others out there in the same predicament, being on their own, wanting a holiday or short break now & again but being solo & not willing to go it alone? Whether that person is abled or disabled, would like to travel with someone who is a good listener, likes reading, walking & exploring new cultures, I am open to discover my new single self & make friends. I'm not one for being in peoples pockets & know that sometimes, when away, we all like time alone as well as have a companion to go sightseeing or dining out with. I will be 60 this year (I really can't believe how time has flown by), am very young at heart & have a handful of friends aged 33 - 75. I love hearing about peoples lives, loves & interests, so if you are in a similar situation, would like to chat, make friends with a view to perhaps one day travel, please do get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you ...
This is my 60th year and there’s still so many places I want to go, and I want to meet everyone on the planet that I haven’t bumped into so far; probably not realistic, so I’m going to need to narrow that goal, but none the less, I intend to go to all the places I’ve longed to go. I’m not rich, so this is going to be a backpacking, budget, take a packed lunch sort of world tour. I'm starting with India. Fly into New Delhi, then the Golden Triangle. Shatabdi from New Delhi to Amritsar, from there its easy to go to Pathankot and then a bus to Dharamsala. The heading to McLeodganj, the upper part of Dharamsala, where the Dalai Lama lives. This is all very much in the planning stages and I would love to hear from anyone who has been to any of these places with advice, tips and encouragement. I'll be blogging on the way (www.shitim60.com) so any help or advice you give me before I leave I'll be thanking you on my way.
Joined this site in July hoping to make new friends and finding travel companions but so far no luck? Did not put a photograph on until yesterday as no idea how to do it? but my Grandson came to the rescue. I would like to meet up either in Spain or UK for European City breaks or long haul travel, happy to welcome you here to Southern Spain and show you my World?