Tips For Travelling Alone Later in Life
If you have never travelled alone in life, the thought may be daunting. However, travelling alone can be very rewarding and a great way to find out more about yourself. If you are planning a solo trip later in life follow these tips to make the most of it.
Solo Doesn’t Mean Alone
Travelling alone doesn’t mean total isolation and it shouldn’t. Making new friends along the way is the best part of travelling alone. This is made easier by travelling via a tour group such as Senior Discovery Tours among many others. Making new friends on your travels will ensure the memories will be even better.
Take it Slow
No need to rush around to every single attraction as quick as you can. Taking 4-5 days in a new city allows you to acclimatize to the culture and new surroundings. This is important for people who have travel anxiety or need extra time to adjust.
A very popular option among older people is to take cruises. They take the pressure of travel and accommodation off your mind and you can choose from a plethora of different locations. It’s also much easier to make friends on board as you are stuck with the same people for weeks at a time. Cruise ships often host social activities making meeting friends even easier.
Often times in foreign places, seniors are targetted more than any other demographic. Make sure to keep valuables out of sight and to stay in populated places. Travelling solo in a group also helps to mitigate any risk of theft and scams. Reading up on common scams within a city will also help you stay more vigilant and know what to look for.
At Riverside Senior Living we encourage our residents to get out and see the world, what are you waiting for?