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Hi all , today I plucked up the courage and ave booked my first holiday for November to Treasures of Andalucia . Looking forward to my new adventures .  Smile
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Post: #282
(13/01/2014, 01:12 PM)sjm533 Wrote: Two years ago I was in the same position as many of you, having lost my husband in February 2012.  A had never travelled alone, or even for that matter lived alone.  I am in my mid-70's.  I found JY and other singles holiday companies through an internet search and booked my first holiday.

I was so scared a few days before departure that I almost asked my doctor to sign me off sick so that I did not have to go and claim on the insurance!  Sense prevailed because I really knew that she wouldn't do it.

You are really "on your own" until you get to the departure airport.  Unless of course you have someone to travel with you, or take you to the airport.  From there on you will have as much or as little company as you wish.

Fellow travellers are there for the same reason you are - it is somewhere they want to visit.  Whether it is for the sights, architecture, history, food, culture, you have that in common at check-in.

I am so glad that I didn't call off that first holiday to France which was in May,  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The age range, which was from about mid 30's to 80 really didn't matter, in fact I booked another for September to Calabria and thoroughly enjoyed that as well.  

I have two holidays booked this year - one of them with JY.

In my limited experience tour managers have been fantastic.  The second hotel was far and away better than the first, but the first was very, very good.

Organisation from departure airport - resort(s) - return airport is smooth.  Everything is done for you.  

All you have to do is choose - read any reviews on the forum that you can find - book - pay - turn up - ENJOY!!

If anyone wants to contact me "off forum" JY have my email address.

Happy travelling.

Sylvia
Hello

I am really scared, anxious. I want to do it but worried if it is unsafe.

Yasmin
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Post: #283
(13/01/2014, 01:12 PM)That\s great to hear, I'm just embarking on booking my 1st solo holiday. MY husband & we lucky to be able to travel a lot & I still want to my husband only died 4 months ago but I am itching to get this next stage of my life going. I absolutely know that is what e'd want me to do. And I am worried about going on my own. Wrote: Two years ago I was in the same position as many of you, having lost my husband in February 2012.  A had never travelled alone, or even for that matter lived alone.  I am in my mid-70's.  I found JY and other singles holiday companies through an internet search and booked my first holiday.

I was so scared a few days before departure that I almost asked my doctor to sign me off sick so that I did not have to go and claim on the insurance!  Sense prevailed because I really knew that she wouldn't do it.

You are really "on your own" until you get to the departure airport.  Unless of course you have someone to travel with you, or take you to the airport.  From there on you will have as much or as little company as you wish.

Fellow travellers are there for the same reason you are - it is somewhere they want to visit.  Whether it is for the sights, architecture, history, food, culture, you have that in common at check-in.

I am so glad that I didn't call off that first holiday to France which was in May,  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  The age range, which was from about mid 30's to 80 really didn't matter, in fact I booked another for September to Calabria and thoroughly enjoyed that as well.  

I have two holidays booked this year - one of them with JY.

In my limited experience tour managers have been fantastic.  The second hotel was far and away better than the first, but the first was very, very good.

Organisation from departure airport - resort(s) - return airport is smooth.  Everything is done for you.  

All you have to do is choose - read any reviews on the forum that you can find - book - pay - turn up - ENJOY!!

If anyone wants to contact me "off forum" JY have my email address.

Happy travelling.

Sylvia
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Post: #284
Thankyou for that post. I am looking at this site for the first time and have booked
my 1st holiday with JY to Australia at the end of Jan '19. Feeling apprehensive, but so excited
too!
Any info re that holiday gratefully received
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(11/10/2018, 10:25 AM)sallyw07@hotmail.co.uk Wrote: Thankyou for that post.  I am looking at this site for the first time and have booked
my 1st holiday with JY to Australia at the end of Jan '19. Feeling apprehensive, but so excited
too!
Any info re that holiday gratefully received

I’m travelling to Australia 29 Jan.... is that the same for you then?

I posted amazing Australia post last week and someone named John provided info... 

I’m scared and excited too

We might be travelling in the same group.....

With best wishes 
Andrea
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Post: #286
Message for Yasmin,

I have just seen that you are worried about a tour being unsafe.  Please let me reassure you that travelling in a group is the safest way to travel.  Indeed that is why many of us choose to go that way.  I am much happier in a group than I am on my own, and once you meet up with the group you are not likely to be alone unless you want to be.  Have no worries about safety.  

Sylvia
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Post: #287
(21/01/2014, 08:13 PM)julie2 Wrote: wow Im new to all this too, the discussion group and the holidaying alone.
Ive booked my 1st holiday (scary stuff) but feel reassured by all the positive comments
Im booked on the Treasures of Andalucia towards the end of March, any advice or tips will be gratfully received and read.. probably several times!

Hi Julie, No need to be scared but most of us are for our first trip.
It was my second trip with JY when I went on the Treasures of Andalcia.  I spent Christmas there and fell in love with Mijas.  It is one of the prettiest places I have visited and the people are very friendly.
I'm returning to Tuscany in May, which was my first JY holiday and is wonderful but I would also not hesitate to visit Mijas again, maybe another Christmas if the pennies allow me!
I thought the hotel was brilliant and very good value. A wide variety of food to choose from; something to to suit everyone.  The rooms are very spacious and the hotel is very clean. Lovely location within easy walking distance of the very pretty village.
Dont be misled by thinking its a small village; every time I went, I discovered something new.
The trip in the Tuk Tuk is well worth doing and Carmen, the girl that took us is lovely and very very knowledgeable since she was born there, but speaks excellent English with an American accent!
The museums in Mijas are very interesting also and worth a visit.
Dont miss the Nerja and Frigiliana trip.  Again, they are very beautiful places.
We had great weather too and I think you will have a fantastic holiday there.

Hope this is helpful and ENJOY xx
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Post: #288
Hi 

I have decided at the age of 53 to take my very first solo holiday  Sad and frankly i'm petrified, at the same time as having the most overwhelming feeling of excitement at finally (well hopefully) taking the plunge!.
It would be really lovely to have any feedback from anyone out there who has been on a Canadian package tour or are looking at going on one next May?

Or am I silly going on such a long haul trip as a first venture...

Anyway any feedback would be fab

Best Tracy x
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Post: #289
Tracy

A warm welcome to you, I have been travelling with JY SINCE 2006 I am now 60. I have travelled as far as New Zealand and as close as Paris. Most tours have been to USA including one that did include a little bit of Canada. My first ever JY tour was to USA Boston, New England & New York. I always say to people if there’s a tour you want to do GO FOR IT. Don't worry you will be fine they are great fun and your looked after.
Where clothes you can layer up or down, smart casual is the way I go. No one dresses UP, but if you want to that’s fine. Comfy shoes are a must. THE USA tours etc are full on and can be a large group which I like.
I hope you have fun go and explore the world any questions just ask

Cindy
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Post: #290
(15/08/2018, 10:46 PM)CarlaMc Wrote: Hello all,

I have just recently discovered Just You.  I am 38 years old and although I have travelled fairly extensively in the past, I have never travelled abroad on my own.  I am completely torn over whether or not to book a trip!  I am naturally quite a shy person and I am terrified at the thought that I might really struggle on one of these trips.  Equally so, I don't think I quite yet have the nerve to go off around the world completely on my own!  

I am thinking of booking somewhere in Europe to start with, maybe the Deluxe Dubrovnik trip.   From reading the reviews of this, there seems to be a nice balance between organised excursions and also free time to yourself.

Any advice would be most greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Carla
Hi Carla
I find myself in a very similar position as you were and I am also torn on weather to book a trip or not. I have been looking at the 'Sunshine Coast of Barcelona' trip for Sep as I have always wanted to visit the home of Salvidor Dali! I am working up the guts to just book it already as I have already booked the time off work!

I hope you did book your trip and that the world of JY opens new adventures to us both!

Fiona
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