Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Too old maybe?
  2. 2 Visit to Northern California
  3. 3 Footing the bill for a family trip
  4. 4 Does anyone else travel with bed sheets
  5. 5 Looking for suggestions for taking photos.
  6. 6 Anybody tells me about best destination in the Hawai?
  7. 7 Packing List for School Trip to Italy (Feedback please?)
  8. 8 Traveling to Niagara Falls-HELP ME!
  9. 9 What is the best time travel during your life?
  10. 10 Autism/Disability Travel
  11. 11 Travel idea for a 1 year old
  12. 12 Trip Report Carryon travel to Rome- One gal's packing list in the Spring
  13. 13 When do you start packing your suitcase(s)?
  14. 14 Traveling with Kids - Suggestions for Planner/Scrapbook to BRING on Trip
  15. 15 3-4 day weekend getaway for group
  16. 16 Looking for suggestions for summer vacay
  17. 17 Pedometer for Kids
  18. 18 Road trip from San Diego to Atlanta
  19. 19 Your Top 5 travel iPad Apps
  20. 20 Won a trip to anywhere in the world + hotel... where should I go!?
  21. 21 Honeymoon help Seattle to San Diago
  22. 22 1 week mother-son trip in August. Where?
  23. 23 Nova Scotia and PEI
  24. 24 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  25. 25 Need Advice about Ticket Price Drop
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