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For single seniors, booking vacations can be a challenge. Many travel packages are aimed at couples and families, making it particularly difficult to find suitable vacation deals.
Fortunately, more and more travel companies are offering singles-oriented vacation packages. Many of these trips are exciting and engaging for singles of all ages. Are you looking for thrilling and engaging singles travel ideas? These five unique and memorable vacation opportunities will surely interest you.
1.) Go on a Singles Trip or Cruise
Though singles-only vacations aren't new, they remain some of the best options for seniors traveling solo. Singles can travel to many exciting destinations around the world while meeting other like-minded individuals. The travel group Best Single Travel offers ground trip and cruises to exotic destinations like Cambodia, India, and the Galapagos Islands. Best of all, the organization offers trips exclusively for adults 40 and older. Many other singles travel organizations offer similar travel deals for seniors around the world. Whether you're looking for someone special or are just interested in meeting new friends, singles-only trips are a great way to connect with fun and thoughtful travelers from around the globe.
2.) Learn a Language Abroad
Is there a culture you've always wanted to explore on a deeper level? If so, you might enjoy traveling abroad to learn a foreign language! Learning a foreign language while abroad is a great way to combine an exciting trip with a truly enriching experience. Organizations like Study Abroad International have a number of such programs for seniors looking to learn foreign languages. Travel to Austria to learn German in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Visit Rome and speak Italian while cooking with authentic Tuscan wine. Trips to Peru and Spain are also offered exclusively for adults over 50. If you're looking for an intellectual challenge while travelling abroad, consider a language-learning trip. You'll return home from these trips with far more than just photos!
3.) Take a Guided Bus Tour
For a more relaxed vacation, take a guided bus tour! A bus tour is a fantastic way to explore a new region on a budget. Explore a state or city you've never seen before. Companies like California Tours offer interesting regional guided bus tours in popular U.S. travel destinations. Visit San Francisco and Napa Valley to enjoy local wineries or spend a week touring Nashville and Memphis, learning more about Elvis and the recording industry. Hundreds of other guided bus organizations offer equally exciting tours throughout Canada, Europe, and beyond. Bus tours are often great for meeting other singles. Vacationers won’t have to worry as much about planning, either, as guided tours add more structure to travel itineraries. If you're looking for an engaging way to explore other parts of the country, book a guided bus tour. You just might bond with the passenger sitting next to you!
4.) Plan a Volunteer Vacation
Are you a charity-oriented individual? If so, a volunteer vacation might be the perfect choice for you. Dozens of organizations around the world are looking for travelers who are willing to donate their time to worthy causes. The online senior travel magazine Travel with a Challenge has an inspiring list of volunteer vacation ideas for seniors. For vacationers looking to stay close to home, traveling to an organic farm in another part of the country may be a fulfilling volunteer trip. For global travelers, the possibilities are endless. Volunteers have saved cheetahs in Namibia, protected the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, worked on a tea estate in the Himalayas, and more. Through these trips, singles can meet other generous individuals from around the world. If you're looking to give back during your travels, a volunteer vacation is worth considering.
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