Nervous about taking a trip alone? Don’t be. Find out how you will and can naturally meet new people & friends whilst on your travels with Victoria today!
It’s easier than you think to buddy up while you are away from home, but what is the best way to meet your New Best Friends?
1. Hang out in the hotel bar
Taking time out in your hotel/resort bar or communal areas will bring you into contact with lots of people. Take a book and relax, you’ll be amazed at how easy it will be to strike up conversations with others who are looking for company. Before you know it you’ll be hosting your own ‘Happy Hour’ clubs.
2. Book a cruise
Holidaying on a cruise ship offers perfect opportunities to make pals. You’ll bump into the same people every day and the ship’s entertainment is organised to create a true community feeling. Just don’t get too competitive about who’s secured a seat at the Captain’s Table.
3. Jump off the sun lounger and get active
Be brave and do something new and exciting. Scuba diving or a snorkelling trip, paragliding or even a cookery class – you’ll be learning with other people and you’ll pick up a new skill. If your bladder sensitivity usually prevents you from these kinds of activities, be sure to pack Always Discreet, which quickly absorbs any wetness and odours so you can enjoy yourself without any worries. Even better you’ll be able to have a good laugh about how you all looked in those wetsuits over a drink in the bar later with your new mates. Perfect day, indeed.
4. Start a book club
Whether you’re camping for a few weeks or at an all-inclusive resort, there’s nothing more annoying than powering through your reading list way too early. Pop up a poster on the communal noticeboards and kick-start a reading club with other like-minded bookworms. Smug Kindle users need not apply - but hey, you’re the one making new friends.
5. Book excursions
Wine-tasting, walking tours, archaeology trips – what’s not to like? Book several excursions and you’ll be spending your days with like-minded people and you’ll all have plenty to talk about afterwards. Hopefully over a few bottles of wine bought from that wine-tasting trip.
6. Go solo and double your fun
Don’t ever let being over 50 stop you from making life-long friends. Choosing a specially-tailored singles holiday is one of the best ways to combine fun with friendship. Approaching strangers can be terrifying if you’re shy, but on a singles tour you’re guaranteed great times, memories and, who knows, you may be booking a holiday next year with the new friend you bonded with this year. And remember, you may not meet the love of your life, but you might meet a like-minded female who has lots of lovely male friends to introduce you to back home.
7. Learn the language
Brush up (even just on a basic level) on your foreign language skills and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the locals and may even develop a few meaningful friendships – at the very least, you'll have fun trying.