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Hi, honestly just looking for some advice. Hoping when I graduate from my program next year, the world is back to semi-normal and I can travel to Scotland.
Wondering what I have to see? Best mode of transportation? Best places to stay? Would it be better in a tour group or on my own? Happy to have any advice.
Hoping life returns by next year.
Many of our members have expressed an interest in finding a travel companion ... this is the place where you can get together, compare notes and see if there is a like minded, compatible travel companion our there looking for you too!
Rang Staysure the other week (wondering if some medical info needed to be added for insurance purposes) where the operator had obviously been trained to deal with anyone over the age of 50 like an idiot - after an initial quote, I was then treated to a "oh look we've got a discount today", then a "I'll have a word with my manager", then a "oh look, we've got a cheaper level to offer you"! - after the call I went onto their website, input the identical information and saved myself over £100!
I can only put this down to the calls being routed through third party companies that are trying to take a large slice of the pie. Just hope this helps someone in future so if they have medical questions, ring the company but stick to doing the quote on line.
Hi all - First post for me.
My wife and I are currently in Cyprus. Having planned a Winter stay from November to March we find ourselves here for a bit longer due to the virus. Whilst here we've met dozens of like-minded people from different parts of Europe who do this every year. This seems like a great idea to us going forward and we're already planning ours for this coming Winter.
My questions is, if you've been on a long-stay trip (anything over a month), where did you stay and why would you recommend it? And, if any of you are in the Eastern part of Cyprus then let me know - great to share stories. Stay well everyone. N&J
Hi, I recently retired and live in Toronto and would love to travel to Alberta this summer. It is rather late to find a good tour and accommodation in the Banff area. I am a bit nervous about going solo and sleeping in the bunk bed in a hostel.
Anyone has visited the area and has the advice? Anyone would like to visit the area? I love hiking and also would be interested in joining day tours and activities.
I would like to meet people who might like to spend time with me in my Spanish holiday home in the Costa Blanca. I am 70 next year and would like a lively responsible person to enjoy social activities in and around the house. The 3 bedroom detached house is in the Alicante region, not far from the airport. It has a large 12x6 private swimming pool and a large garden plot. It is within walking distance of the town. Pets would be welcome. Obviously I would like to get to know the person(s) beforehand. They can be of either sex. I am just tired of having to do things on my own all the time. I have a fair knowledge of Spanish. I want to spend the summer months in the house.
Do you have any information on repatriation flights for UK citizens stranded abroad in Spain, Italy, France, etc? My disabled cousin has been stranded in Malaga since March 21 st. Since then he has received new boarding passes from Easyjet every week for non-existent flights.
He is fortunate to be in an apartment owned by my goddaughter and does not have to pay any rent, but there are many others there who are not so lucky. When are they going to get home.? The Consulate is no good and just says contact your airline and the airline says to contact the Consulate Catch 22!
The Foreign Office is equally not helpful for people stranded in Europe. Perhaps you can investigate and publicise this to speed up the response to this crisis.
Having lost a soul mate recently, being isolated for so long due to this virus I have decided, once that travelling is allowed and the hotels and pubs reopen, I will venture out throughout the UK to maybe meet different people and visit interesting places.
I have always promised myself that I would do this but due to my late wife's health problems have never been unable to do it.
It would be nice if anyone could suggest any places to go visit or anyone who would like to meet up with on the way for maybe a meal or an interesting chat, that being an interesting woman who also suffers from being lonely, and looking for something more.