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1. Posted by zippy (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I intend to go travelling mainly around Central America as a lone, female traveller late February beginning of March for a couple of months. I have never travelled alone as I have always been part of a larger group only this time I intend to see the real America rather than the touristy parts so I am after some advice from anyone who has been 'off the beaten track'. The majority of organised trips seem to cater for younger age groups and only last a fortnight or so and since I have just hit 40 and am feeling a little bit nervous! So in a nutshell I wanted to know if anyone had any recommendations on how to travel or where to perhaps find likemined people who are interested in an extended holiday. I am totally flexible on itinery so if anyone has any suggestions please email me.

Thanks for reading and may you all have happy travels!!

2. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi there - I can't recommend this tour operator because I have not yet been on any of their tours but there is a website which is www.trekamerica.com and there are types of tours which are called 'Footloose' tours and these cater for all ages. I have looked at some tours previously on this site and they seem to cover parts of real america and also tourist spots. Take a look anyway and hope it is of some help!:)

3. Posted by GavMorgan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi Zippy,

I am In Mexico City at the Moment, Long way from Scotland,

Staying for a couple of more days and heading down to Merida (Yucatan, via Acapulco , Oaxaca, and Palenque.

Going to be in Merida from Beginning of feb onwards, when are you heading off,

I have found Mexico City to be quite friendly , but better to be with someone,

I use www.hostels.com to check out Hostels and Hotels before heading over to a new place, and it is definetley the way to meet people of all ages, so check it out .

Anyone around thse areas I have talked about or been to , and any advice would be great,

Heading down to Cusco mid to late Feb, then onto Rio , Buenos Aries,Santiago, then over to Auckland )around beginning of May, then Australia, Thailand , Hong Kong, Beijiing and Home(Bonny Scotland)

Wishing You a great adventure.


4. Posted by oscar5453 (Full Member 70 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!


There are a few great places to see in El Salvador. The people there are super friendly and it is ver cheap too.

Let me know if you have any ???'s regarding El Salvador.