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Just broke up with bf, going to USA alone for 3 weeks!

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1. Posted by millybauer (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I don't know what to do, I have just broken up with my boyfriend after spending most of the year booking these 3 weeks around America - I've got 7 flights booked and just as many hotels or villas.
I've never travelled alone before and it'll be hard for me to meet people as I'm in hotels, not hostels.
I'm going to NY, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, LA... by myself!!
It's 24 Nov - 16 Dec and I've just found out my friend can't get the time off work to come with me and the airlines won't change the names on the tickets - please help!!
Advice - should I do it alone? Is anyone about between those dates??

2. Posted by zipztar (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

sorry to hear that, but at least you're free to do whatever you wish!
Í would still go by myself, unless you've pre paid for the hotels, then i would just cancel them and stay in hostels. My mate also bailed out on me after a while of planning but I'm just rollin with the punches! im in miami on the 10th-14th!

3. Posted by the bug (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Oh I'm sorry about that too. I've been in a similar situation before and scrambled to find a companion to travel. Turned out horrible. I suggest that you travel alone if you can take the perceived loneliness and change it to a sense of freedom. It will change your view of yourself. Consider it carefully. I'm sure America is still pretty safe for a lone female traveller, esp if you take more safe measures.

I can recommend friends in NY and LA who would be glad to point you to some great places if you're keen. Perhaps then you won't feel so vulnerable. PM me if you're keen.

4. Posted by antonio007 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi, Times like this are realy hard..but they also present an opportunity..For each of the locations you are going to you could try to make friends in that area on a social networking site..

Also I would try to get your money back on the unused tickets..Try looking at your insurance policy there may be a clause there to help get your money back..

I know if you were to become ill and got a sick note from your doctor you could reclaim both ticket money.

THe trip sounds great and you should go regardless and meet new people tis will take your mind off your ex ...it is his loss

Anymore advice you want just ask i am one of many who have been in your position.

5. Posted by kaemicha (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

This happened to me right before I went to Italy, last spring, so I ended up joining a group to travel with. You'll be safe and have fun in all the places you've listed! You don't have to be friendly and outgoing to have fun - just be able to ask directions, if you get lost.
I sure wish I could join you. I know that you'll have a wonderful time and that everything will fall into place - you'll heal and be a better and different person when you get home.
Write me, if you want.

Michelle