Anyone fancy Vegas?

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1. Posted by LindaC46 (Inactive 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi. I'm in my 40s and have a list as long as my arm of places in the world I'd like to see. I'm worried that I might be dead by the time my friends kids grow up and they'll be able to come with me! I don't mind my own company and sometimes silence is bliss but I really don't fancy experiencing new places on my own. I just think seeing somewhere like the Grand Canyon would be much better with company!

First on my bucket list is Vegas. I've heard it's tacky - but I really want to see it for myself! And to see the GC and the Hoover Dam....I'm only planning on a shortish trip first time around sometime in Feb 2020. If you're female and 40+ please get in touch. :)

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Linda, you might have better luck finding a travel companion if you filled out some of the information on your Profile Page here. Where are you traveling from? What are your travel interests? Most of us look first at someone's Profile Page before we answer so having a blank page isn't very encouraging. It would also help someone to know if they would enjoy traveling with you. If you hate museums and that's all they want to see, there might be some discord. That's just a silly example, but Profile information is useful.

Just a suggestion. Welcome to TravellersPoint and I hope you enjoy your time here.

3. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi Linda,
what about taking the kids with you both?? There are so many Germans who do it. Even with very young kids (3 or 4 years).
You cold fly in to Las Vegas, rent an RV and drive on to Grand Canyon and wherever you want. Even the kids would like it.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BeateR

Hi Linda,
what about taking the kids with you both?? There are so many Germans who do it. Even with very young kids (3 or 4 years).
You cold fly in to Las Vegas, rent an RV and drive on to Grand Canyon and wherever you want. Even the kids would like it.

That's a great thought. If any of your friends have kids that you particularly enjoy, they would add a lot to your experience. You see things differently when you see them through the eyes of a child. It's all fresh and new. You might ask a couple of your friends (whose kids you like) if the would be interested in a trip. Las Vegas wouldn't be my first choice with kids, but it would be a place to start and there are fun things there for kids. Then you could visit some of the many state and national parks in the general area.

5. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting BeateR

You might ask a couple of your friends (whose kids you like) if the would be interested in a trip.

Whilst most of my friend have adult 'kids' who I quite like and liked when they were young, I would never have considered going anywhere with them for more than a (Maybe long) weekend. Especially when they were young. Even if the kids were good, the parents wouldn't be the same 'Friends' as when they're not surrounded 24/7 with their own kids.
I'm not saying this would be bad, but IMO you'd really need to have a good think before doing that.

6. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Sorry, but these quoting above is totaly wrong. I didn't wrigth this. Please remove it!!!!

And I also did not suggest travelling with everybody children. But Linda wrote about the children of her friend, I think she meant her partner.

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1180 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

BeatR, We didn't write the quote; it was simply copied from what you wrote when we clicked the "Quote" button in the top banner. (Andrew was quoting me but somehow your name got put on the top. I suspect he hit "Quote" and then deleted all except the one line of mine he listed.) The Original Poster does not have children. She was referring to the children of her friends. Her intimation was that her friends would not want to travel until their children grew up and she wanted to travel now. Personally, I thought your idea of taking the kids along was excellent if the Original Poster enjoys any of her friends' children.

Andrew, I realize there are many children one would not like to travel with, but some kids are great fun on trips and older children can be as interesting as many adults. If the Original Poster is in her 40s, her friends may well have teen age children who could be great on a trip. I did say they should be kids she likes and that would be essential. DIfferent people have different kid tolerance too . . .

[ Edit: Edited on 09-Aug-2019, 18:53 GMT by Beausoleil ]

8. Posted by BeateR (Budding Member 111 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

Thank you, Beausoleil.
I was missing the plural "s" and thought it was meant the Partner.
But also ok, they could travel with one of her friend and their children. Nowadays travelling with children is normal, nobody have to wait till children grow up.

Beate

9. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 996 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

BeateR, sorry I got the quotes wrong as Beausoleil described.

Beausoleil, the 'have a good think before doing that' really is exactly as you say.
Some people would be OK with some other peoples kids.
I'm certainly not one of them and the OP needs to decide if she is (or not) before making such a decision.