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Hi.

We are Gypsies who like it Risky.

Ticket For One, Please

Ticket For One, Please

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When I was single I made myself go on a vacation alone. At the time I wasn’t quite in the financial place to go too far from home, but I booked a hotel on St. Pete Beach took a half day on Friday and headed over to the beach to enjoy some time by myself.

Being single I really didn’t need time by myself, but I wanted to prove to When I was single I made myself go on a vacation alone. At the time I wasn’t quite in the financial place to go too far from home, but I booked a hotel on St. Pete Beach took a half day on Friday and headed over to the beach to enjoy some time by myself

Being single I really didn’t need time by myself, but I wanted to prove to myself that I could go away by myself and be just fine. I had high hopes of traveling a bit further from home one day, and I did just, not alone.  My crazy running friend solo traveled pretty hard by going to London on her own for a week. I was so jealous it just seemed like such a show of strength in yourself and your abilities to face life.

My mom has taken that to the next level by selling her home, leaving her friends, and traveling to Europe on her own for the summer (and probably into fall). I can’t even start to express how I am impressed by her courage and strength to do this and how it inspired me to start thinking about jotting off on my own.

When you get married vacations become a couple thing because it is the one time you can actually be with your partner without any of real life’s requirements. Usually if you travel without your partner it is for a girls/boys trip and while you are minus your partner, you are  still at the whim of others. I am not putting down girl/boy trips, they have saved my sanity more than one both being the one leaving and the one waving off the Old Man, but going it all alone just has a different appeal.I have been hankering for a trip all alone with no responsibilities no dogs, no husband, and aside from planning where and hotels, no real plans.

I am lucky enough to have a husband who encouraged me, and at one point yelled at me when I told him I felt a bit self-indulgent wanting to do this, to just go. So I did just that, I booked a ride on the train to Maine, booked a hotel and I am checking out articles on things to do in Portland, ME.

While I always get excited for a new adventure, this one is especially exciting. It has been years since that weekend trip to the beach alone and I am excited to see how I do alone “far away” from home.

Don’t worry we are an equal opportunity solo travel couple,  the Old Man will get his solo trip in Sept when he takes a tiny sabbatical to Mongolia to ride on the steppes. And while his trip sounds a bit more life changing than mine, I am just excited that we are both getting to do something we want without having to worry about whether the other person is enjoying themselves and just enjoy our own adventure our way.  

If you have any suggestions for Portland, let me know, I will add them to the list I am creating. I won’t have a car so make them walk/bike friendly.  If you have any solo travel tips please pass them along as well.



Vacation More Quit Less

Vacation More Quit Less

Just Get Me On a Boat

Just Get Me On a Boat