Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Best place for a solo traveler to find a travel partner
  2. 2 A problem with booking.com
  3. 3 Wheeled duffle options
  4. 4 Grad trip: African Safari vs. Europe
  5. 5 Fodor's: Please Stop with the Obnoxious Ads
  6. 6 Newbie Using Whats App
  7. 7 TripIt App?
  8. 8 Watch Out! There are VRBO.com Fees!
  9. 9 Best way to find new things to do in new city/country?
  10. 10 Money transfer
  11. 11 Itinerary Planning Apps
  12. 12 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  13. 13 Best time to purchase ticket on British Air
  14. 14 In search of international vacation ideas with toddler from NYC
  15. 15 Passport signature
  16. 16 Need advice! First time to Ireland, 10 day itinerary set
  17. 17 Switzerland-Paris10 days trip...queries
  18. 18 St. Louis MO to Yellowstone
  19. 19 Do you get your expired passport back?
  20. 20 May or June trip ideas with 2 adult children
  21. 21 Outdoorsy but with shopping
  22. 22 Travel ideas near spring break?
  23. 23 VANCOUVER/ SEATTLE ROAD TRIP
  24. 24 Barcelona in 4 nights - tips and recommendations needed
  25. 25 Smallest Backpack you've used
View next 25 » Back to the top

need inspirational links to solo world travellers' stories

Jump to last reply

call me crazy, but, at 47, and a single, NYC lawyer who's tired of seeing the world in 2-week chunks, i'm thinking about quitting my job, selling my apartment, and using the proceeds (about $50K after i pay off the mortgage) to travel round-the-world on a shoestring (ok, with an occasional comfy hotel here and there).

but, naturally, no sooner do i persuade myself that "i CAN do this!", then the fear kicks in (or the naysayers....boo!!!!!) and i decide it's ridiculous, irresponsible...i'll be lonely. and i DO get lonely when i travel alone, and i have a hearing impairment, which makes random encounters challenging, though i still try! but i can't let that stop me from doing what i've always dreamed of and even made a few starts at before the "sensible people" talked me out of it.

recently, but i've been scouring the internet and reading stories from people who have done exactly what i'd like to do. while i may be an anomoly by "normal" standards, i'm probably not so crazy by fodorite standards. :)

i was hoping that by posting here, i might get some additional inspiration and encouragement, maybe links to stories, blogs, etc., of middle-aged professionals who have thrown in the towel on a humdrum professional life and headed off on the ULTIMATE ADVENTURE. i know a lot of "youngins" do it, but i'd really like to read about folks my own age taking the plunge.

my must see list is a long one. if/when i decide to "just do it", i'll start assembling the itinerary. so.....if you have fodor-fodder for the inspiration mill, i'd love to hear from you here or directly, at: moonshadow9@gmail.com.

thanks, friends.

54 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement