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1. Posted by Nicci_1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Hi everyone,

I'm going on my very first travelling adenture at the age of 30 in May. I am planning on starting in Thailand, then going to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonisia and then Oz and New Zealand (apologies if I've spelt any of those wrong!).

I'm taking a career break from work and will be away for 6 months. I'm excited and scared about going on my own but know it's going to be amazing! If there is anyone out there who fancies meeting up along the way it would be great to hear from you.

Alternatively if any of you out there have been on a similar trip and have any tips or advice you'd like to share I'd love to hear it.

Nicci (female by the way!)

2. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y

Hi Nicci

Im taking the plunge in June!! Im 25 sooooo excited and nervous, and it my 1st time to go anywhere alone!! But whats the worst that can happen??Im flying straight to Perth and hopen to work a lil to fund my travels, when do you plan to get to Oz:)


3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 6y

hey Nicci!
That sounds great! Go ahead - travelling alone isnt scare as it sounds and it has pretty much benefits. You will see that you meet good ppl everywhere and it will b fun!

P.S. u may find lotsa useful info and blogs of single travellers here, on TP

4. Posted by Nicci_1 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Hi Leona,

I know what you mean, it is scary but masively exciting too-as Vanessa says it's probably not as scary as it sounds and the whole experience of it all will be amazing!

I am hoping to be in Oz by August/Sept. At the moment I'm thinking of starting in Cairnes and working my way down to Melbourne. Went to a travel show a wk ago and got loads of info so been reading up on that and hoping to book within the next couple of weeks aarrrggghh!!! : )

I'll keep you posted....when are u booking and how long r u thinking of going out for??


5. Posted by leona866 (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y

Im booked and all!!!! Ticket in hand Im hopen to stay for at least a year, maybe two.. Ive tied all loose ends at home so im in no hurry back!! are you on Fb?? its easier to chat that way

Leona xx

6. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 6y


I had my first sabbatical last year at the age of 30, to Latin America. Best thing I ever did - so far anyway! I only had 6 weeks off but it's given me the confidence to quit my steady job (that after 6 years i've realised I hate!) and go travelling again this summer!

Going to Laos in late August to teach, then am arriving in Cairns on 11th Sept on a WHV, working my way down to Melbourne for up to a year x

7. Posted by Tracy2011 (Budding Member 71 posts) 6y

P.s. Was the travel show you mentioned Adventure Travel Live? - I came away with soooo many brochures!! :)

8. Posted by fabvillas (Inactive 2 posts) 6y

Tats a gr8 trip. Traveling alone will be a great experience and I suggest you set reminders for your schedules everyday as you wont have anyone alongside to suggest anything you forget.

Just make sure you don't totally trust the strangers whom you might travel along with, Happy journey

9. Posted by skyecamp (Budding Member 15 posts) 5y

hey i'm heading out the 5th may to asia, doing a tour of thailand, cambonia,vietnam, loas then flying on the 13th june to melbourne and hoping to head up the coast. After spending sometime in Aus heading on NZ then on fiji before LA then NY.I' m 28 female from GLasgow and lucky enough i have been given a career break to take this exciting but nervous trip. looking for anyone that fancy meeting up or traveling together at somepoint.
sho x

10. Posted by charlie33 (Budding Member 20 posts) 5y

Hey I will be in Cairns end of September and I plan to travel down the coast. Il be on my own too and im so scared, but sure we will have a brill time.

Charlotte x