In planning my RTW adventure, I have been giving considerable thought to the options of backpack solo, or booking into an organised tour. There was a time, when some of the most beautiful places of Nature were inaccessible, through roads. But the advancement of infrastructure, has resulted in better and well connected roads and highways and expressways. The number of people who will be traveling with you depends heavily on where you are going and what you will be doing. It is what you prefer for the occasion or for safety. Another day we decided to widen our horizons and try our hand at a whitewater rafting experience. We signed on for the Dave Hansen tour, one of many choices. Whitewater rafting for novices is not only an education in basic river safety, but an exhilarating day of fun and water splashed excitement. One advantage is you can write your own itinerary and the other one is to not think too much of time compared with traveling with a companion.

Towering above the skyline, the Shard is a Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper just steps from London Bridge. Its lofty perch — beginning on the building’s 34th floor — gives guests magnificent views from some of the highest hotel rooms in the city. There’s no doubt that visiting the Underwater Observatory was one of the highlights of our tour of Israel. Another was when I found out that the body of water I was filming, from the window of the Prima Music Hotel where we lodged, was actually The Red Sea. Yes, the Red Sea of the “Moses divided the Red Sea bible story! That, for me, was the icing on the cake. One of the most beautiful and well-known sites in Amsterdam is the canal that runs through the city. Lined with trees and classic architecture along the street side and a slew of gorgeous boats docked and bobbing in the water, the canal is the heart of Amsterdam. What lots of people don’t realize is that many of these attractive houseboats are actually floating hotels for rent. Do a Google search for Amsterdam houseboats and you’ll discover a variety of interestingly decorated and designed houseboats for rent.

The only drawback with these companies is if you are looking for a senior trip with solidarity, look somewhere else. Although these adventure-focused travel companies understand the needs of the solo traveler, the accommodations aren’t so accommodating. When on one of Intrepid Travel or Adventure Women’s trips, you are paired with a roommate. Keep in mind, there is still no single supplement charge for these senior trips, but you won’t be sleeping travel insurance alone. Keep an open mind and take advantage of this opportunity to meet a new person and have a travel buddy on your vacation. A Mediterranean cruise is a dream honeymoon for many a couple, but many couples simply assume that such a dream is beyond their means. It is easy to see why people think this, especially since the cost of the wedding itself today is so high. Many couples feel there is simply not enough money left for a great honeymoon.

My baby health nurse advised me that it may be difficult to obtain disposable nappies in Vietnam, due to the general population being relatively poor. She said they would most likely use cloth nappies. I was grateful for this advice since I found this was the case. Still, I ran out of nappies during the last few days of our trip, and they were very difficult to obtain. I was also down to my last few tins of baby food and onto my last tin of baby formula. I feared I might run out of it on the plane trip home. After speaking to a local women in Hoi An about this she told me about a market store about a 20 minute taxi ride from our resort. I found a Vietnamese version of Pampers there, they were a very large size, too big for our daughter but they would be okay to use for just a few days. They did not sell baby food there, apart from rice cereal.