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1. Posted by Shrews (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1w 1 Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

In my '50's, widowed last year, seen life for what it is and how fragile it is. Want to have some lovely, crazy memories before my time comes and fed up with work, work, work.

You know, probably the usual stuff!

Not sure where to start. Got a list as long as my arm of places I'd like to see, but suppose I would like a companion or perhaps even a few, just to share experiences with and make new friendships maybe.

Anyway, no doubt I will be asking lots of stoopid questions soon enough.

All the best to you all!

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3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1309 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi Shrews. Welcome to TravellersPoint (TP). You will find it easier to make friends here if you put some more information on your Profile Page so we at least know your travel interests. When you ask questions if you don't have the information on your Profile Page, it is a good idea to tell people where you will be traveling from and what passport(s) you hold. It's much easier to give helpful answers with that information. It's also a good idea to hint at a budget range, for example, I always list my travels as budget range but not backpacker.

Don't be afraid to travel alone. It's a great way to meet people. A lot of folks will approach a single traveler and strike up a conversation that won't go near a couple or a group. I've also met people by wearing my camera around my neck because local folks will approach me and suggest things I might like to photograph . . . and they are always right.

Good to see you here. Ask lots of questions and welcome.

4. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 50 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Beausoleil

When you ask questions if you don't have the information on your Profile Page, it is a good idea to tell people where you will be traveling from and what passport(s) you hold. It's much easier to give helpful answers with that information.

Hello, Shrews
Welcome to Travellerspoint
I agree with the previous post here.
First - your profile and travel blogs, and then - correspondence, questions and comments...
Good luck!

Victor

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1855 posts) 6d Star this if you like it!

Quoting Shrews

seen life for what it is and how fragile it is. Want to have some lovely, crazy memories before my time comes

I absolutely share that sentiment. Each time something happens to a loved one, I try to make my take-away from it a positive "seize the day". None of us know how long we have ahead of us, so do the bucket-list things today.

What ideas have you got so far? And how intrepid are you planning to be? Backpacking without a preplanned itinerary, or just getting out there doing some holidays to world-class places?