I'm thinking of taking a trip with Road Scholar and prefer the privacy of my own room but would like to spend time with others at meals etc. I don't want to find myself in a situation where everyone knows someone. How many sociable single travelers might one expect on any given trip?
As many have written, traveling as a single is not a problem on Road Scholar trips. Once I was the only single traveler and I never felt out of place. People are generally inclusive and friendly but you do have to be willing to do things on your own, should it be necessary. On all the other trips, there were many more singles and we went off in small groups. Some couples made a point of inviting singles to join them when we had to find our own meals. Meals on our own sometimes present problems for some singles who are shy and don't know the language if you are in a foreign country. In such cases, the leaders can do a better job of making sure that everyone is set for the meal.