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Aug 6th, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Single 20 something looking for social retreat

Hi-

I am 26 years old and have a very active life, but due to conflicting schedules and most of my friends being paired off I find myself having to try to figure out a vacation solo. I'm fine with this, but want to go somewhere with other people close to my age who are willing to be open to socializing. The only good lead I have encountered so far has been club med Turks, but I have heard some terrible reviews. I don't need to stay at a 5 star place, but I like a little luxury.

If anyone has feedback or ideas, I'd love to hear them!

All the best,

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Aug 6th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Start with when are you going, how long do you want to stay, and where are you located.

Answer those and you might get useful answers.

Also - this is your first post. Look at other posts to get ideas on how/what to ask.
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Aug 7th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Maybe you could go someplace and participate in a program with other 20-somethings? Focusing on cooking, wine, language, hiking, etc.

Our daughter did a program in South America last summer, called Ecela. She traveled solo, and stayed in five different cities. She chose home-stays to meet locals, and it worked well for her because each city had a group of similarly aged folks with whom she could choose to socialize. They did bike trips in Mendoza, hiked up Macchu Pichu (sp?), etc.
http://www.ecela.com/
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Aug 7th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Does it have to be an organized tour or resort or whatever??

Traveling solo is fun and you can always meet people with a little effort. Especially on a beach-y type vacation (since you mentioned a Club Med) it's easy to be on your own.

I go solo to Mexico (Cabo, Puerto Vallarta), Hawaii (Waikiki), Jamaica (Negril) and always meet new people if I want to.
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Aug 7th, 2012, 11:02 AM
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We also were happy with STA Travel, which was very helpful when our daughter studied abroad. They have offices in many cities, usually near universities.

It could be too low-budget and young for you, but it's worth a look:
http://www.statravel.com/travel-destinations.htm
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