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Going on holiday

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30 Jun 12 #340140 by MaceyM
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Hi

I''ve posted on her a couple of times but something has been going through my mind and I''m just wondering if others have done the same and how they found it.

Basically I am still going through a divorce and it looks like my stbx is forcing it down the court route even though it will cost more than what is actually going to be split :(. So I''m trying to not let that rule my life and get on with things.

When we were together, our holidays were always decided by her and it''s got to the point where I think that I deserve a break and want to get away from things even if it''s just for a short break. However because of the reason of the split, I think deep down I still have a trust issue, sorting my head out and due to other reasons, meeting someone else hasn''t been at the top of my list!

There''s a couple of places I would like to go, but even though I quite like my own company, it just doesn''t feel right considering going away on my own. So has anyone else been in the same position and how did you deal with it?

The other thing is cost! I was looking yesterday and found somewhere where the price was quite reasonable but then notice it was for two people. I changed it to one and the price went up! So are there away places that specialise on short breaks/holidays for one without any single person surcharges?

Thanks

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30 Jun 12 #340147 by Jamsandwiches
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You could try www.hostelworld.co.uk, they find you cheap accomodation worldwide, hotels included and you can book the flights seperate. I''ve used it a few times and overall it worked out far cheaper.

If you want to stay in the country maybe try Haven Holiday caravans. They are very kitted out now and very smart in some lovely locations..it is a set price per caravan not people so you won''t be overcharged. Have agreat time where ever you go :)

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30 Jun 12 #340160 by DrManhattan1
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Hi Macey,

I''m in the same boat sort of. After my split 14 months ago the thought of singles/solo type holidays alone terrified me- the thought of it and the cost!

I found a few solo holiday companies on line that specialise in them- just do a google search and look at the reviews. As an alternative I joined an organisation called Spice UK- a social/activity club type thing on line that has loads of events including holidays and short breaks in the UK and abroad. They are based in a few locations in the UK, but it wouldn''t matter if you weren''t close to one if it was just the breaks you were interested in. I''ve been on a few day events- walks etc and really enjoyed them- no stigma etc.(and not full of weirdos, apart from me of course!) Again, just google them. (and no, I don''t work for them!)

Hope this helps- good luck with everything,

Dr M

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30 Jun 12 #340186 by JamesLondon
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Depends on the kind of holiday you want but the group/activity holidays are pretty good for separated/divorced people if you can manage to stay in good humour.

Exodus is a good starting point.

I have done two holidays since splitting with the wife. One trip to New York to stay with cousin, and I went to Tokyo on my own.

Being single is good. You can book last minute and go where ever takes your fancy.

Single rooms are still cheaper than rooms for two, about 70-80% of the price.

I found rooms in the centre of Tokyo at 1/3 of the normal price and went for a week. Just went out and walked and saw sights for about 16 hours a day and then would sleep off the days exercise.

Did not do any restaurants other than fast food and less formal dining. Did not do bars/nightlife so avoided the awkward situations of being alone whilst everyone else is out with friends or their partner.

Big cities are easy to be anonymous in and especially countries where little English is spoken. You can be left with your thoughts, guide book and camera to keep you occupied.

A week in Tokyo with flights, accommodation, food and presents came in at less than £900. Sending the pictures of my day to my kids each night made it worthwhile. They get a positive idea that you are doing amazing things with your life.

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