Are you over 60 and want to travel for the first time? You may think that it’s too late, but you’re wrong. Solo travel is more accessible than ever before, allowing senior citizens to discover new cultures and meet new people. Here are some of my favourite solo adventure trips for those who want to take a trip but don’t know where to start
Singles Travel cruise (ElderTreks)
ElderTreks is a non-profit that provides travel opportunities for seniors. Besides the many volunteer programs they run, ElderTreks offers over 40 programs open to people of all levels of experience and fitness.
Some of these trips are as short as day trips, while others last a few weeks or even months. Some require only light physical activity, while others involve heavy hiking and climbing. Going on an excursion as a solo traveler is the best thing to do at this age. Single supplement or group tour, even a river cruise is life changing. Their website has details about each program, so you can decide if it’s right for you!
Senior Traveler (Road Scholar)
If you’re a Road Scholar member, or even if you aren’t, the tours that the organization offers are well worth your consideration. While many travel companies target younger travellers, those over 60 often have different needs and interests. While they may not be looking for all-inclusive resorts with nightclubs onsite and water slides in the pool, they also don’t want to pay more than necessary for their trip nor do they want to be stuck with an itinerary that doesn’t allow them flexibility—especially with their meals.
Road Scholar has been serving older travellers since 1975 and have grown into one of the premier providers in this sector today. They offer an impressive array of programs around the world: cultural immersion trips; active exploration; outdoor adventure; learning adventures; volunteer vacations; multi-generational family adventures (perfect for grandparents who want something different than what their kids would choose). And while many people think of Road Scholar as being “for retired people,” many young adults are also taking advantage of these opportunities to explore new places at discounted prices!
Flying Solo with Tuscany Food Adventure
- Tuscany Food Adventure
- This is a guided tour of Tuscany, Italy. It is 6 days, 5 nights long and includes a cooking class, private chef and driver and private villa accommodation. The price for this package starts at $5490 per person.
Natural Habitat Adventures covers Travel Insurance
Picture this: You’re standing on the edge of a cliff. It’s high, and you can see to the bottom. The light is just right and the wind is blowing, but you don’t flinch—you’re not afraid to fall.
This may be your first experience with solo travel over 60, but it certainly won’t be your last. As we age, we’re more willing to take chances (or so I hear). You might not have climbed or hiked before now; now’s your chance! You might be intimidated by spending time alone; try it! Aren’t you tired of people telling you what’s best for them? Let them think what they want—you go out there and do it anyway!
The best solo travel adventures don’t have to be stressful, just ask around.
- Preparation: You should always have a good itinerary. If you’re unsure how long you plan to stay somewhere, it can help to create a loose schedule for each city or town that includes general attractions and places you want to visit. This will also help ensure that nothing gets missed in your travels.
- Openness: It’s important to be open to new experiences when travelling alone; if something happens that isn’t quite what you expected or planned for, don’t just dismiss it because it wasn’t what you were expecting—take advantage of these opportunities while they’re available! For example, if there’s a festival going on in town and people are wearing masks throughout the streets…photograph them! Or maybe there’s an outdoor market where vendors sell homemade jams…buy some jam! There are plenty of things like these which might seem strange at first glance but could be fun once experienced firsthand.
- Safety: No matter how adventurous someone may seem during their travels (or even back home), everyone needs time away from their comfort zone now and then without becoming completely lost within another world entirely—this applies whether travelling solo or with a company too! Don’t forget about personal safety either–make sure we charged all electronics before leaving home so there’s enough juice left over after arrival too!!
Solo travel is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and experience something new. You’ll meet people from all walks of life, explore new places and cultures, and learn more about yourself. It’s never too late (or early!) to start planning your next adventure!