Solo women over the age of 60 are travelling like never before and loving it. With so much travel information available online, planning a rewarding solo vacation is easier than ever. A skim through all the female-centric dedicated groups on Facebook and you’ll realize that there are more and more single women over 60 searching for tips and recommendations.
Here are 8 amazing vacation ideas for you to consider.
The Way of Saint-James
The term, the “Way of St James” in actuality describes many Christian pilgrimage routes, dating from medieval times that journeys from various locations in Europe leading to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. If you love hiking and walking and are travelling through Europe, this road is a good start to enjoy part of the French and Spanish sceneries. It’s also known that lots of solo travellers are doing it with the aim of reconnecting with themselves.
Travel through Europe by train
Paris: Cheese, Wine, and Culture
As many say, Paris is always a good idea and you’ll easily find attractions that suit your needs in one of the most romantic and trendiest cities in the world. Here is our top tip: From the cathedral of Notre-dame, walk along the Seine and stop by Le Bistrot des Augustins for a glass (or two) of wine. If you want to hit a secret spot that only local Parisians know, go to the Dauphine place, shop rue St Honoré, walk all the way to Montmartre and live it up in cinematic style. And if you stay a little longer (few people know about this), you can even take a drawing lesson at the Louvre museum. If you speak a little bit of French, check out this website that gives you the lowdown on all the new cafés and restaurants. Time Out is also a great guide to see whats going in Paris. If you fancy plays and theatrical performances, we highly recommend “How To Become Parisian In One Hour”, it is in English. Also, consider the Philharmonie of Paris, it is another top favourite.
Japan: The Perfect Destination For New Women Travelers
Safety is usually the number one concern for women considering solo travel (or their loved ones who might be worried about them). Japan deserves its reputation as one of the safest countries in the world: a current of Zen, or calmness, runs through almost all facets of Japanese culture. Japan feels different and exciting, but it is also clean, safe, and well-organized. You’ll easily find your way around – even if you don’t know a single word of Japanese. An added bonus – it is also one of the only countries in the world that offers so many only-women hotel rooms!
If you’re not ready for a do-it-yourself trip just yet, consider heading to Scandinavia and board one of the mega cruises that will lead you through the natural landscapes of Finland, Sweden, and Norway. It’s even probably the best way to see that part of the world. You will be stress-free as most of the itinerary is planned for you. You also get the opportunity to meet like-minded solo travellers over 60 on board to keep you company for meals and exploring the cities.
Yoga retreat in Thailand
Being a solo traveller over 60 isn’t limiting for the active explorer. There are plenty of fun and healthy options to stay active and enjoy group interactions, especially if you like wellness adventures. We love a gentle yoga retreat like this one in Singapore!
If you are over 60 and a solo traveller, celebrate wanderlust – there’s still no cure for it!