Travel to recover from a break up.

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1. Posted by wonderm (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone,

Please excuse me if my first post is a bit morbid but I really need help with suggestions. I am trying to recover from a VERY long break-up (it took a year of going back and forth). Anyway, I think traveling would be my best medicine to get me out of this funk. I thought about Italy or Australia. This would be my first solo trip. A women friendly place would be great. All suggestions on destinations or activities are much appreciated and welcomed.


[ Edit: Edited at Jul 24, 2006 8:03 PM by wonderm ]

2. Posted by grasshoppa (Full Member 202 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello Wonderm,
theres is a very good chance that you are right about traveling being your medicine. It can realy put things into perspective by showing you that the world is a big place and there are plenty more fish in the sea. You may even meet a new partner on your travels;)

I dont know exactly what type of holiday or what location is going to cure your heartbreak but i assume just a general holiday/getaway is what your after.

I dont know much about Italy but im sure its has alot to offer. Maybe seeing a city full of passion and love such as rome will inspire you to look for love again or maybe it will just remind you of your heart break and lonelines...

On the other hand, i do know a fair bit about Oz, if you love sun and surf then you wil love Oz

PM me if you have any questions, i will be happy to help

3. Posted by Emmalineau (Full Member 94 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Aloha -

I think your plan is a fantastic one. Sometimes (especially at times of crisis!) home can be a very suffocating place to be - full of memories and well-meaning family and friends. I think you are very brave to embark on such a journey for the first time and solo!!

If you are thinking of getting away soon, then Northern Australia would be a fantastic place to visit, since the more cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney are pretty cold and rainy this time of year. North Queensland is full of beautiful beaches and rainforest and the coast dotted with lots of tiny islands you can take day trips to. You could always come down to Melbourne for the culture/amazing food/rugged country-side and then head up north to warm up!

Italy would be gorgeous this time of year - late summer/early autumn would see the tourist numbers decreasing and the prices accordingly. You can just grab a trenitalia pass and meander to the various cities (I'd put the Cinque Terre and Perugia on your list - suggestions anyone??)

Good luck with your adventure - I'd be happy to offer further help re Australia if you have any queries!

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi wonderm.

Sorry to hear about your break up.

What do you like to do? What do you want to do? You've been through plenty of misery by the sound of it. Just do the things you want now. Take nothing but the very very best.

Oh and Scotland is really nice.


5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Wonderm,

I agree with Mikey here - do whatever you want to do. Whatever feels like the right place to visit, pick that. Then buy some travel books and browse travel sites and find out all you can about the place. Spoil yourself if you can. Make it a trip to remmeber. Remember that it's all about what you need now, so anything goes.

Enjoy and know you're giving yourself a fine gift.

Good luck!


6. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

as bad as this sounds.. congratulations

this is the start of the rest of your life.

what kind of thing would u like to do?activities?
beauty? scenerey?men?

7. Posted by TravelKids (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For me a beach is just about the most calming, meditative, healing place to be, other than maybe mountains. But that might not be you. What are your favorite places like? That will help you determine where you should travel in order to heal.

Best of luck to you!


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8. Posted by wonderm (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the delay looks like my computer decided to break down on me too...geez I'm starting to feel like I have a black cloud over me :(
Thank you so much for all your good wishes and suggestions. My main concern is safety first. I have never ventured out on my own so I am a bit scared. I wish I could say what I like to do but these days I don't even know myself. Sometimes I think lying on a beach and doing very little would be great, while other days I think a busy city would be best. Atleast I am easy going and not very picky. So anything I pick I will adjust to easily.

The one certain thing I know is that I would like to go for an extended period of time (to me that would be a month or so). I just need to find a way to make it financially possible.

Thanks again everyone.