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Re: 2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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"...That country in particular requires a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival...."

 

    An acquaintence of mine ran into that. I never heard of such a thing before. I might spend some time looking at info on passports and see if there are any fine-print warnings about this. 

 

Update: Found this in 60 seconds on U.S. Dept. of State site:

".... When does your passport expire? Some countries require that a traveler’s passport be valid for at least six months beyond the dates of the trip. Contact the embassy of your foreign destination for more information. Foreign embassy and consulate contact information can also be found in our Country Specific Information pages.....".


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Re: 2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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I couldn't agree more with @retiredtraveler. Last year I was faced with getting an expedited passport at the last minute (almost literally). That country in particular requires a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. I was travelling in March and my Passport was valid until mid-August so it hadn't even occurred to me. Crisis averted and lesson learned!

 

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Re: 2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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Be sure your passport is up-to-date and won't expire when you actually get that trip planned!


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Re: 2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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Thanks for your quick response Pat.  Europe will probably be my first trip but haven't narrowed my list of places to visit yet.  I read on another link about Trafalgar and think I will check them out.

 

Helen

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Re: 2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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I've been going to the U.K. for the past several years, solo. It can sometimes be a bit daunting to go someplace, by yourself, and handle all accomodations, transportation, food and such.

   The U.K. would be an easy way to get your feet wet.  English everywhere, including signs. The case can be made that English is universal, and you could get around in any western European country, but again, I'm suggesting U.K. as a first trip (assuming you wish to travel further in the future).

   As far as where to visit, depends entirely on your interests.

 

   If you start getting into planning, I would look at sites like TripAdvisor where you can post questions about locations you might be interested in. Of course, your PC can open the world to you. I even look at bus and train schedules online in order to plan how to get around an area using public transportation.


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2016 Solo Travelling -- undetermined country

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Hi All, I'm looking to do my first solo travel and looking for safe places to visit outside of the US. Naturally, I would prefer a countries that are "American" friendly. If I can swing it from work, I'd like to be gone for two weeks. I would love to have a buddy but most of my friends are in relationships and/or married. Thanks in advance.
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