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1. Posted by Tara Osborne (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y


Need your help guys as this is all very new to me.
For the last few years me an my partner have discussed travelling an planned to go this year or next.
Unfortunately things ended between us back last year. I am still very keen to travel but as all of my friends have settled down there not interested.

Before I give up hope of travelling I have been searching the Internet for some ideas.
I really don't fancy going it alone so am looking for someone in a similar situation.
Travelling has always been a dream of mine and would love to make it happen.

If anyone can help or has any ideas of where I can go from here I would be very greatful if someone could respond.

Tara x

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

Just go.

Forget about finding a stranger on the Internet and simply go to an easy destination that is filled with nervous first timers like yourself so it's no problems to meet up with others in the very same situation.

Thailand is one of the easiest "foreign" low budget destination on the planet. It has hosted millions of backpackers over many decades so their tourist infrastructure is excellent. There are neighbourhoods in Bangkok that are almost exclusively filled with backpackers (Khao San Road) and entire islands to the south that are PACKED with foreigners.

With common sense it's safe... it has a very well worn backpacker trail... there are endless accommodation/eating/transport options... so with some normal research it's a fantastic way to get started and to learn how to travel.

Buy a guide book and start reading.

Have fun.


[ Edit: Edited on 07-Mar-2015, at 17:37 by CheersT ]

3. Posted by Ali83 (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

Hi Tara ! am travling to thailand end of this week i will stay there till end of month it will be nice to have company,Feel free to drop me an email if you want to join its me my friend and his girlfriend


4. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 1y

I second what Terry said. Go solo and meet people along the way. I'm leaving on Tuesday for a solo trip and wouldn't even consider doing it any other way. More freedom and plenty of opportunities to meet other solo travelers!

Good luck.

[ Edit: Edited on 08-Mar-2015, at 00:18 by Daniel John ]

5. Posted by Tara Osborne (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

Many thanks for all your help.
I'm really not keen to travel alone and would love to share the experience with someone for my first time. Once I have done it with someone there will be no stopping me going other places on my own.
I just have no idea what to expect so some company would be ace.
I'm looking to go end of this year beginning of next.
How much money am I to roughly save.

Cheers for replying :)

6. Posted by Daniel John (Budding Member 31 posts) 1y

Figure out your daily cost (food, accommodation, transport etc) and go from there.

This guy has some good info on his sight

7. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2488 posts) 1y

"... I'm really not keen to travel alone and would love to share the experience with someone for my first time..."

The only time you'll be alone is on the flight over. You don't understand that the backpacker tourist areas in Thailand are PACKED with first timers exactly the same as you.

Honestly, buy a guide book and start reading. This isn't anywhere nearly as difficult or intimidating as you think. Millions have done it before you, you're not breaking any new ground.

Have fun.


8. Posted by lostsoul77 (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hey Tara,

So I'm new to the website but I wanted to share my two bits. A little over a year ago I was in the same situation you are, to spare you the details my girlfriend and I split up. Long story short I found myself baffled and had no idea how to recover until a friend suggested I take a vacation. I had always dreamed of traveling the world and I figured with all the money I was saving from being single it was the perfect time. With little research and my wanderlust kicking in I made a sporadic purchase on a flight to Manila. While I may not have done as much homework as I would have liked, I will tell you it was by far the best thing I had ever done with my life. My trip was short, only 3 weeks but I don't regret it. I hopped countries and took in as much as possible. From the moment I stepped foot in the airport I made friends which I still talk to on the regular basis. You will find that solo travel doesnt last long as you will meet plenty of people along the way. I promise you once you make the leap you will never regret it. Do you have any ideas on where you want to go and when? BTW if you have any questions please feel free to ask.

9. Posted by jay1987 (Budding Member 63 posts) 1y

Hey Tara

I will be heading over to OZ solo July 17th on a WHV.


10. Posted by Tara Osborne (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

I'm wanting to go next year if someone wants to join me. I'm new to the travelling business and have absolutely no idea what I'm doing or how to go about things. All I no is there is there is a big world out there and I really want to explore