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TRAVELING SOLO AND LOOKING FOR A COMPANION?

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Karl.S
22nd Dec 2015 08:24:13
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I'll be travelling around New Zealand ,both Islands, in Jan 2016, followed by a week travelling down the East coast of Australia from Cairns to Sydney. In Christchurch I'll be staying with friends, however they won't be able to accompany me on the rest of the tour. I have a rental car along with accommodation already booked.
So this is a long shot, but if there are any like minded individuals that would like to join me for any part of the trip that would be awesome.

I'm a somewhat active 57 y.o Carpenter from B.C , Canada and like to be outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing. Whilst in New Zealand l'll be hiking the Tongariro crossing and Kepler Track for sure as well as enjoying other easy walks and beautiful scenery along the way.
CarmelO
19 hours ago
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ANYONE TRAVELLING TO MALLORCA(ALCUDIO) FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER THIS YR.
IM TRAVELLING FROM IRELAND AND WOULD LIKE TO MEET SOMEONE TO SHARE THE EXPERIENCES OF ALCUDIO WITH. FEMALE/MALE
RobertGB
28th Jul 2020 18:59:31 (Last activity: 28th Jul 2020 20:50:35)
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Any females travelling to Scotland over the next month or so?
I'm an author, film-maker, nature lover and hill-walker planning a trip, but friends too lazy!
Nice walks, scenery, chat and food in Scotland, bliss...
Anyone?
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lunastar
12th Jul 2020 07:23:12 (Last activity: 19th Jul 2020 17:08:38)
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Hi Everyone,
I live in the midlands and gave enjoyed many holidays with friends plus a few solo holidays. My friends are completely put off travelling now but I am still eager. It is though important to meet up with peope you get on with, if you are with someone and you're not on the same wavelength it can be awful. I remember the only time that happened to me with someone I thought knew well, she was a nightmare in most ways,
Response from Baileybird11 made on 19th Jul 2020 17:08:38
Hi, I live in Manchester, if you fancy a chat, please get in touch. I also like to travel and like you, have found my friends have become very very cautious now because of Covid-19.
Ella M
14th Jun 2020 11:44:01 (Last activity: 7th Jul 2020 23:26:49)
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Hi COVECAT,

I wanted to reply to your post but it seems to have disappeared.

I live in London - Putney, and love going on City breaks.

Went to Estepona, in March and just managed to get back before they closed the airport.

Get in touch if you want to meet up.

Regards

Ella M
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DominicM8
5th Jul 2020 08:59:21 (Last activity: 5th Jul 2020 09:34:59)
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Wanting a travel partner to ride out west/south and all point in between. I'm not a sugar daddy, I'm looking for a friend willing to help with expenses and enjoy the USA together.
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Tongs
1st Jul 2020 15:57:47 (Last activity: 1st Jul 2020 16:11:54)
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Daphne, here should have said, live in the UK, London, travel anywhere in the warm.
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Tongs
1st Jul 2020 15:46:32
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Hi, out there because of the lockdown and the need to be wary of travelling at the moment I thought I would finally banish my fears and look for female travel companions. Knowing I would have plenty of time to acustom myself to the reality I have denied myself for so long.
So slowly slowly anyone, Prefer slimish women with a sense of humour and smiling face.
Obviously meeting in person in public before any travel in the future.
Daphne x
Charlesb
14th Jun 2020 22:54:20 (Last activity: 24th Jun 2020 13:21:17)
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Hi folks, I am a keen traveler but if you are single you have no other choice as to travel solo. The problem Is once you get used to it and you keep on traveling solo. Now I am getting fed up of it traveling solo, and naturally like a companion but it is easy said and done. How are you going to find somebody. I find it expensive to travel solo when it comes to searching for accommodation. Not many hotels offer you single rooms. I find it sometimes better to book a double room and sleep in a big bed not the ideal thing but saves money. I find it difficult when you go for a meal especially in the evenings and it is so boring to eat alone. I am bit of the romantic side. Some hotels do have a lovely arranging on a beach with candles and stuff like that then you sit alone. I do not enjoy but you do it as no other choice. Years of solo traveling is getting on my nerves. If anybody is interested please get in touch but doubt it. I live in hope so why not try. If not I keep traveling alone because I am used to it
Response from Baileybird11 made on 21st Jun 2020 08:15:11
Hi Charlsb, where are you from?? Are you in the UK? People on here are from all over the world.

Please get in touch if you fancy a chat. Babs
Response from Charlesb made on 21st Jun 2020 09:49:53 > @Baileybird11
Hi Babs . Yes, I am from U.K. . I live in Kent coast a place called Hythe. Have you heard of the place? Where are you from? I am hoping to hear from you again.
Take care and be safe.
Charles
Response from Baileybird11 made on 21st Jun 2020 10:24:30 > @Charlesb
Hi Charles, I live in Manchester. Yes, I have heard of Hythe, never been there though!!

I have seen you post in another part of this site where you say you were born in Sri Lanka.. I have been there!!! Back in 1999 I visited there with my daughter, it's a lovely place!

It's difficult to go anywhere at the moment with this covid-19 lockdown. Hopefully next year things will be some where near back to normal! LOL

Regards

Babs
Response from DavidV3 made on 21st Jun 2020 12:15:59 > @Baileybird11
Tips please. As on my list for February then Thailand
Response from Charlesb made on 21st Jun 2020 14:09:16 > @Baileybird11
Hi Babs
Thanks for the message.
I have been to Manchester few times. Last time I was there an I was In Old Trafford to watch Genesis reunion tour.
I am happy to hear that you were in Sri Lanka. I go there almost every year. For you the country is changing very fast and maybe you will not recognize it. The changes are mainly in big Towns, such as Colombo and Galle. After 25 years civil war and the places you could visit is possible to visit. No more military check points so they are positive things that I like. Tradition and culture is changing because of the young generation. Tourism was booming before COVID-19 unfortunately it halted the boom completely now. It is very sad because people was making there living out of it. I was promoting or attempting to promote tourism to SL. when COVID-19 arrived. If you are interested please visit my website. http://www.journaltotravel.com .
I am at the moment in Central America exactly in Panama. I been here for the last 2 years traveling. Now I got stuck here in Panama. I was scheduled to return in end of February 2020, but I missed my flight then COVID 19 hit the world. Panama was very quick to react, they imposed a whole day curfew to the whole country to protect us. The police control and restriction to go out only to do grocery shopping. Example me I have a 2 hour window to do my shopping in a week I get 4 hours, that is 2 different days. Then they shut the Airport end of February and no commercial flights in and out of Panama since end of Feb. I think they would like to reopen on 26 this month but I doubt if they open I must get out quick before they shut again. The positive aspect is that COVID 19 did not spread here. I live in remote area and I have no idea about COVID and what is happening in the world until I read or see news.
Nice to hear from you and I hope you keep in touch.
Regards
Charles
Response from mlhmb made on 22nd Jun 2020 08:40:23 > @Charlesb
Ah Genesis Charles - one of my favourite bands. Hope you get your flight back to UK soon. Maggie
Response from Charlesb made on 22nd Jun 2020 10:12:39 > @mlhmb
Hi Maggie , yes Genesis was a great band and made some lovely songs. I can’t wait to get back to U.K. . How are you? Nice to hear from you.
Please be safe and take care.
Regards
Charles
Response from mlhmb made on 23rd Jun 2020 07:10:30 > @Charlesb
Thanks Charles. I am fine and stuck in a little village in the South West of Scotland waiting out Covid-19 and eager to travel. Have missed a few trips already and should be on Islay at the moment. Hope you are keeping safe too. Maggie
Response from Charlesb made on 23rd Jun 2020 17:31:07 > @mlhmb
Thanks Maggie, I am stuck in Panama and eager to return to U.K. after 2 years. I hope the COVID 19; ends and I can start my travels again.
You take care and be safe.
Regards
Charles
Response from mlhmb made on 24th Jun 2020 08:34:24 > @Charlesb
Thank you and bon voyage as soon as it is safe,
Response from Charlesb made on 24th Jun 2020 13:21:17 > @mlhmb
Thank you and hoping to leave Panama soon. I am enjoying here although I am stuck in Panama.
Take care
CathyL3
11th Jun 2020 23:46:18 (Last activity: 24th Jun 2020 09:09:44)
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Hello.
I am hoping to connect with a senior wanting to travel Scotland mid May 2021 to early June 2021.
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Response from Yizzie 1 made on 24th Jun 2020 00:26:35
Hi Cathy, My name is Liz, I live in Glasgow, and I am a young at heart senior lol 72 yrs.. I love Scotland and visit the Highlands and Islands when I can, I love to walk ,but not very far nowadays lol.
The scenery in Scotland is beautiful ,
Do you have any plans mind for your trip. .
Regards Liz x
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JudyB92
22nd Jun 2020 14:03:09 (Last activity: 22nd Jun 2020 14:11:55)
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I am interested in short trips. I live in Northern Florida. [email protected]. email
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DavidV3
21st Jun 2020 09:52:29 (Last activity: 22nd Jun 2020 12:09:32)
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Planning another trip around asia in February. Own rooms own cost no single supplement as use apartments. 60 to 75
Response from Charlesb made on 21st Jun 2020 14:14:33
Hi David
Do you mean February 2021? Are you sure we can travel any fear of COVID 19. ?
Charles
Response from DavidV3 made on 22nd Jun 2020 12:09:32 > @Charlesb
2021 should be ok. Same as most countries avoid large crowds and large apartments.
As for costs. I only reserve apartments with free cancellation and no credit card needed. So reseve now and only pay 1 week before arrival. So if no flights no cost lost.

Flights. Won't book till international flights back on. Looks like end of August.
Philippines still have curfue 10pm lockdown same for Thailand. Most airlines offer
2 year free ticket exchange. But won't book flight till say January as not sure when I will go February or March. I have a mate who lives in Philippines and done friends in Cambodia an Pattaya
Fontvella
28th May 2020 18:16:40
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Hi looking to travel 2020/2021 now retired, plan is to take it easy and spend 3 months around Europe and Canada with a like minded travel companion. Get in touch if you have the time and the desire.
Christiana
21st May 2020 08:50:45
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Saga have Hotel Bristol Benidorm (old town) June 2021 single rooms good price anyone that's on their own but fancies going -just thought in this lockdown -something to look forward too
BryanG
19th May 2020 14:36:15 (Last activity: 19th May 2020 16:23:36)
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I have a post on Silversurfers Dating looking for a lady (men want to be captain) to join me on my canal barge Fidutia in France. Just search Barge Fidutia. I am Aussiebargeman. Quote "Spend the lockdown cruising French canals. Bring your pets"
I find it hard to believe that I have no takers as so many have that on their bucket list. I am doing a trip from near Dijon to near Strasbourg but I could be talked into going anywhere.
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Doublewhiskey
13th Feb 2020 03:05:21 (Last activity: 16th May 2020 14:55:34)
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Hi. First time I’ve done this so please allow a little leeway for mistakes. My name is Wayne and I’m 68 yrs young. I own a 32ft 5th wheel and a specialized Ford F450 to pull it. I’m currently wintering in Powell River, BC, Canada and will hit the road on 1 May 2020 and return, to winterize, around Oct 2020.

I’m looking for a travel companion. No smoking or vaping, no drugs, unless it’s medical reasons, limited alcohol. I’ll cover food and transportation costs. This year I’ll travel throughout British Columbia, Canada. Sightseeing and fishing are on my bucket list, 5th wheel designed for off grid living. Short trip to Edmonton, Alberta to watch my oldest grandson get married, you’re invited. Recently widowed and I’m looking for someone to chat with and share trip experiences.
Response from fernwalker12 made on 11th May 2020 00:48:57
Do black flies and fishing go hand-in-hand?
Response from foxney made on 16th May 2020 13:12:37
Hello. I imagine your exciting road trip has been put on hold for obvious reasons. If you are in a position to ressurect it at any point, I would be happy to discuss accompanying you. I'm 62, fit and well, well-travelled, easy to get on with, a very good, usually 'dry', sense of humour, and I enjoy swapping stories and yarns. I agree with your opinions on smoking, etc.. I've been wanting to visit Canada and your schedule will be a great way to see some of it. I can be open-ended and very flexible on travel dates; I'll probably visit some parts of Canada either before or after them as I want to see as much of it as possible in one trip.
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Lionheart
3rd Jan 2020 15:27:39 (Last activity: 11th May 2020 13:21:28)
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I am a new member and although 82 I still enjoy good health and active.
I play golf (fair weather golfer & not very good either) but enjoy the company and exercise. .
I love going to France with the Touring Caravan for stays lasting anything from 3 weeks to 12 weeks is the longest and enjoy the beaches, the food and cafes and BBQs in the afternoons or evening at the camp site.
Now I am alone I am seeking a Female Companion who may like to join me on a journey into France with the Caravan.
Nothing planned as yet for 2020.
Response from wendygunnsacrehotmailcou made on 11th May 2020 13:17:37
Sounds good to me Will have to wait until after lockdown
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Christiana
11th Apr 2020 10:32:01 (Last activity: 14th Apr 2020 11:43:44)
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Has anyone been on holiday with Solos Travel if so did you think overall
Response from David001 made on 11th Apr 2020 19:36:48
Hi Christiana, I did my first solo trip last November with Riviera Travel to Spain. Had the most amazing time and thoroughly recommend them. I was all set to book more trips with them this year, until half the world stopped!!

Therefore I don’t know about Solos Travel, but will be interested to see anyone’s comments.
Response from Christiana made on 11th Apr 2020 20:53:01 > @David001
Were there different age groups on your holiday
Response from David001 made on 11th Apr 2020 22:57:24 > @Christiana
Yes. I think the age range was from early 50’s to early 70’s. The group size was 25. Some flew in from Leeds, some Gatwick and some including myself from Birmingham.
Response from Christiana made on 12th Apr 2020 10:25:33 > @David001
That's where I would be flying from BMX-will have look online at hols
Response from David001 made on 12th Apr 2020 11:26:49 > @Christiana
Yes, it’s relaxing to look and daydream at the holidays, whilst we are isolating.
Response from DavidV3 made on 13th Apr 2020 11:55:10 > @David001
Hi. Do they offer places in Asia. Just back from vietnam.cambodia and Thailand
Want to go again in February
Response from DavidV3 made on 13th Apr 2020 11:58:41 > @Christiana
Hi read yours and David 001 info on solo. Just come back from vietnam.cambodia and Thailand. Want to go again in February to Malaysia. or Thailand again
I also go from Birmingham
Response from David001 made on 13th Apr 2020 21:16:04 > @DavidV3
Hi. Yes they seem to have trips to Asia, but I have only been interested in Europe. Sounds like you had a good time..
Response from DavidV3 made on 14th Apr 2020 09:54:27 > @David001
Yes was fabulous. Did meet other solo people so was not alone for long. Did not use a travel company so did not have single suppliments to pay. Booked flights direct
From Birmingham with international carrier's all hotels booked in advanced with free cancellation and no credit cards needed. Was a bit hot some days 37. But plenty of bars with cold beer.
Response from Christiana made on 14th Apr 2020 10:11:47 > @DavidV3
Yes they do charge for single suppliment for holidays much better going independently but us ladys have to be careful that's why we like then security of organised holidays as feel vulnerable travelling alone
Response from DavidV3 made on 14th Apr 2020 11:35:34 > @Christiana
I always have my own room. So having a travel companion is a good option. Each person pays an books own rooms an flights.
Response from David001 made on 14th Apr 2020 11:42:49 > @DavidV3
Yes I agree with the economies of self-booking, I used to travel a lot with work before retirement and cost was always a key factor. However, since retirement, I love the idea of “having it all laid on”, but now no longer have plans for the long haul trips.

Hopefully things should have cleared up by February to enable your trip to Malaysia. Fingers crossed.
Response from Christiana made on 14th Apr 2020 11:43:44 > @DavidV3
Yes always like my own room on trips unless sharing with family members
Christiana
14th Mar 2020 08:25:45
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I'm visiting Newquay 2nd May-6th May anyone else ......
MarjaLeena
20th Feb 2020 20:56:15 (Last activity: 2nd Mar 2020 19:32:24)
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How about the Czech Republic in April? Anyone interested?
Response from Lionel made on 20th Feb 2020 21:26:12
Highly recommend Czech Republic. I've spent a lot of time there over the last 30 years.

Prague, for me at least, has been spoilt, but the town centres of Brno and Ostrava are a sight to behold.

The well kept Hapsburg architecture is amazing.

If you go, how about posting some piccies here?

Lionel
Response from Maltloaf made on 21st Feb 2020 11:20:25
If you do go to the Czech Republic don't forget to visit the fantastic caves, a wonderful day out
Not too far north of Brno near Blansco....
Also not forgetting Olomouc with beautiful buildings and it's clock, similar to the one in Prague.

Jo.
Response from Lionel made on 23rd Feb 2020 00:29:50
Oh yes, Jo, you're quite right. Around Olomouc town centre there's so many examples of Soviet style buildings. Then there's the zoo; more like a safari park. Gotta say though, when it rains in Olomouc it buckets down. There's no drizzle just Biblical torrents.
Response from MarjaLeena made on 2nd Mar 2020 19:32:24
I did Brno last January. Beautiful! Now I would love to visit Trebic and Olomouc. Thanks, guys for the recommendations!
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