I traveled on a Globus group trip alone to Australia, New Zealand and Figi in February and my fellow travelers were very welcoming and I met another single traveler who I am still in touch with. Next February I am taking a cruise to 4 Hawaiian islands with another group from Ambassadair travels. I was apprehensive about single travel before but with a group and a guide it is great.
I've travelled alone, with a small family group and on a guided tour with strangers and each has its benefit. When I travelled alone to England and Scotland there were no language barriers and I met so many lovely people BECAUSE I was alone. I found the Brits to be anything but standoffish - just polite. As soon as I made myself available, they were wonderful conversationalists. When I travelled to Hawaii last year, I took my dear daughter and son-in-law. Having lived there as a child during the Koren War, I was able to show them some of the highlights. Sharing with them was wonderful. When my mom and I went to Poland we took a guided tour and that had its pluses and minuses. Two weeks of being with the same unrelated people is just too long, in my opinion. Since Mom spoke Polish, I think we could have gotten along well with just the two of us. As it was, we had to hire a driver to take us to Mom's family town. If Mom hadn't been there, would definitely have to have a guide/interpreter because of the language issues.
I am interested in the same info. I would enjoy travel and/or other social activities with others my age but would prefer not to go alone. It would be a greaat opportunity to meet new people, both men and women, with similar interests.