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Europe after the holidays

Hello, I am a Chicago based attorney. Dual citizen USA and Italy. 33 years old looking for a travel partner after the holidays. Ideally, I would like to travel on January 18th.

I originally had plans to go to South Africa in January to meet a man I was super in love with and eventually go to Mozambique, but sadly things did not work. I’m super heartbroken and just want to get out of the house.

Now I just want to get out of Chicago. I am a very adventurous traveler and open to going pretty much anywhere, but Switzerland and the Alps seem to be calling me. I also think the Eastern Med is beautiful in winter/early spring… especially Cyprus.

Other places I hope to travel in the future- Taiwan, Japan, Dubai, Peru, Belarus, and so many more.

Favorite country I have been so far aside from Italy- Jordan!

Contact me if you are serious about traveling.

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Hi, erach15, it sounds like you really want to travel but are waiting on a partner. Have you considered traveling solo? I'm in my 60's and have been traveling by myself for the last 30 years. I started because my friends either had kids and a husband to consider or were teaching and could only go in the summer. So I finally decided it was ridiculous to wait on them and made up my mind to go by myself. I would not have it any other way now.

Traveling solo gives you total freedom to go anywhere and do anything you want, whenever you want. You can change your plans at the last minute if you desire. It gives you the opportunity to initiate conversations with locals and to meet people you might never have met had you not been alone. I carried a journal to write in when eating alone in restaurants, but half the time I'd wind up talking to someone at the next table instead. I've met so many people in my travels.

Yes, there are a few drawbacks. It can be more expensive. A single room costs more than sharing a double, and if you choose to rent a car, you're forced to bear the full cost yourself. Some women worry about potential dangers although I've been all over the world and have never had any major problems. And I've never had a problem with theft or pickpockets, partly I believe because my attention is not distracted by a traveling companion. But solo travel really is an adventure and I highly recommend it.