Sunday, October 24, 2010

Travel Friends

One of the great things about travel is that you meet such interesting, pleasant people (at least most of the time.) Above are three I met on the Lomonosov this past summer--Margaret from Scotland, Jane from Florida and Ann from Illinois. All were or had been teachers and all were married but travelling without their husbands.
Lone travel by married people seems to be a growing trend among Americans. It has long been fairly common for the British. Makes sense--just because you want to go somewhere doesn't mean your significant other wants to go the same place. Why not split and see the places you each want to see as individuals, or the homebody can just stay home.
Travelling alone has some disadvantages, mainly financial (more on this later,) but it's a heck of a lot better than not travelling at all.


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