What has been your experience?

I recently became single, and am going on a trip in October alone. I hope to make friends, and meet fellow travelers with whom I might go on additional trips.  Do any of you have experiences that match my hopes?

Mary

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  • I avoided travel because I wasn't comfortable traveling alone abroad. I love traveling with RS solo now & I'm taking my 3rd trip next month as a single traveler to Provence. The group as a whole is inclusive,couples & singles mix well. I have never felt uncomfortable & have made many friends. My last trip was the "Best Of Italy" in Oct.2016. I made it a point to join singles & couples at different times during dinners & free time outings. As a solo traveler RS always made me feel secure with all the arrangements. All you have to do is get to the airport & someone will be waiting for you after you collect your luggage at arrival. RS will get you to the departing airport too. Provided you made flight arrangements through RS. Enjoy your journey.
  • I also went to Italy with RS in October 2016. The trip was magnificent, the guides excellent and the fellow travelers were very friendly. The accomodations were abysmal. Before going on my next trip to Scotland with RS, I got assurances that the accomodations would be better. Not so. Again - the trip was spectacular; our guides were educated and engaging; my fellow travelers were fun and inclusive. However, the single rooms were substandard in more ways than size. One of the folks on the trip suggested I needed to lower my expectations because I was in Europe. I was travelling with 2 friends who were rooming together so I was able to compare their well-appointed, spacious rooms to mine. The difference was remarkable.
  • I grew up traveling to the UK and saying to lower your expectations is sad. It has nothing to do with Europe.

    I have taken 6 domestic trips so far with RS and as a solo my rooms have been excellent, great, good and why me? I also have upgraded my room at times, at my own expense, because I wanted a great view. I do so at my own discretion after getting my room key I go to front desk and ask what's available. Sometimes the up charge is so minimal it is a no brainer.
  • What a great idea if you're not content with what's provided. Having RS make all my arrangements is more than worth any discomfort!
  • I upgrade not for comfort, I can live in any space as long as it's clean, but for vistas. I carry binoculars and I am up at all hours of the night looking for critters or to the skies. We have so much light pollution & development where I live I can't get enough of the open skies and the night/dawn critters.
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  • I upgrade not for comfort, I can live in any space as long as it's clean, but for vistas. I carry binoculars and I am up at all hours of the night looking for critters or to the skies. We have so much light pollution & development where I live I can't get enough of the open skies and the night/dawn critters.
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