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1. Posted by JeanMilburn (Inactive 7 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Do you prefer solo travel or with someone else?

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3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1902 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I enjoy both, but since we've retired, my husband and I do most of our traveling together. We have similar interests and tastes so it's great fun. Occasionally one or both of our daughters go with us and that is even more fun because each person brings different ideas to the trip.

4. Posted by Cottonwood (Respected Member 658 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Solo most of the time. I like doing things my way, but will bend my rules every now and then if I travel with family.

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6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2420 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I don't mind traveling by myself and have done. I also like traveling with my family members. But at present, I have some mobility issues and can't really travel by myself. I'm going to try to go by myself next May if we can travel by then.

7. Posted by Simarjeet Kaur (Budding Member 3 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Solo trip is best as compared to travel with friends and family.

8. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1388 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I prefer travelling with my husband most of the time - we enjoy many of the same things but are happy to split up occasionally during a trip to do different things. He's more active so will happily climb a mountain, leaving me to spend time taking photos at a lower level or (as recently in N Korea) simply chilling in the hotel and chatting to other people :)

I also enjoy travelling with friends when I get together with other members of the former VT site, still very much a community. I've done trips with just one friend, with a small number, and also met up with a crowd at our annual (usually) get-togethers.

I don't really enjoy travelling alone, apart from getting from A to B to meet up with people, but the odd day or half day alone during a trip can be great :)

9. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4946 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

"...solo travel or with someone else?"


I have done both.

When I was still married or in a close relationship I would not think of going overseas alone. I had to do that a lot in the military and did not care for it.

Not involved in a serious relationship, sure why not travel solo. When you travel alone you can go at your own pace and not have to do something you don't care for just to keep the peace.

Over the years I have come across many solo travelers. No big deal - go for it! Solo travelers come in all age groups from young student type backpackers all the way up to older retirees.

10. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 188 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

I've also done both and far prefer traveling with someone although I do not believe in being "joined at the hip" so to speak.