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Without boyfriend and Oz experience info?

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1. Posted by mandylou4u (Budding Member 73 posts) 10y

Hiya!
I'm now very worried about travelling on my own, leaving my other half here which is devastating, for 3 months! Anyone been travelling without their other half? What happened?! Does it still work later?

I'm travelling down the east coast from Cairns to Melbourne with the Oz experience. Has anyone got any good or bad reviews for this? So many questions!
Manda xxx

2. Posted by patience (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

You'll have a great time out there. You meet loads of people anyway so you wont be alone. I did a trip with "wayward tours" or something like that from Alice Springs to Adelaide to Melbourne to Sydney and I was alone. To be fair I didnt have a partner in the first place but again I met people out there. Most of the people you meet will be alone so you'll make friends fast. Especially on those long bus trips.
Will your relationship still work later? Absence makes the heart grow fonder im told and 3 months isnt really that long. If it was a year or so Id question it but I think you'll be cool. You'll probably be in touch loads while your away.
I didnt do a trip with oz experience but im assuming all those travel companies are similar so I think it will all be good.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I've travelled without my other half, but not for any extensive amount if time. I actually like travelling on my own - I find it easier to meet people that way, plus I love the challenge of doing everything on my own.

If it helps, though, my boyfriend an I live an ocean apart, and I haven't seen him for just about 6 months now (although he'll be here in 3 weeks!!). It's difficult at times, but it also has its rewards. Distance makes you think about how much you want the relationship and how much you're willing to put into it. In the end, it gives you a perspective you may not have otherwise have had. You'll have a ton to talk about when you get back! Plus you'll always be proud of yourself for travelling on your own.

4. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Its a fantastic opportunity for you to get out and experience life on your own. You will meet loads of people and thoroughly enjoy the new experiences, a great distraction from missing your boyfriend.
I have been apart from my boyfriend for two years, we are currently living together now. But its what you put into it and how much you want to be together that will determine the strength of your relationship.
The places,people, experiences we go through now, is something we will be able to look back on in later years and say 'I HAVE NO REGRETS'!

5. Posted by IamKatie (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

It's been really good reading all this.

My boyfriend went to Australia for 3 months at the end of 04 and we stayed together. 3 weeks ago he went off travelling again, round the world this time.

I found it really hard, as this time he didn't think we should stay together, so at the moment we're broken up, although we still talk, text and speak online, which is VERY confusing as it seems as though we're still together!

So we're kind of at an in-between stage at the moment and I wonder if I'm crazy wanting to still be together when it could be ages til we see each other (we're both set to be in Oz at the same time), but reading all this makes me think I'm not so crazy after all!

Sorry for rambling!

6. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Hi katie,

You can ramble on if it helps you get through this....

It seems your boyfriend (ex) has made a decision and moved on to experience it. And you definitely need to do exactly the same thing!! As hard as it may all seem to be apart, your wounds will heal and you will enjoy life experiences on your own.

So while he is away having the time of his life, i want you to do exactly the same thing...have the time of yours!!

Let me know how you go! For now, i hope your smiling

7. Posted by IamKatie (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

Thanks =)