Your Questions About Adventure Holidays For Singles

Ruth asks…

where can i find good singles holidays for young people?

I am late 20s and single and looking for a holiday with other young people. Every singles holidays seems to be an activity or adventure holiday and I really want somewhere hot, with some nightlife but most importantly to relax.

Yaz answers:

You might consider a “Singles” cruise? I’m sure there are some that go to the Caribbean or somewhere just as warm. I’ve been on a Caribbean cruise and it was great. During the day you can relax in the sun on the ship, and if you’ve docked somewhere (we stopped at Key West, and Nassau Bahamas) you can go ashore and have some fun on land. Then at night the ships always have something to do (casinos, bars, pretty much everything).

Robert asks…

Why should I go on a much needed holiday as a single woman?

Where should I go on a much needed break as a single woman?
I am a 26 year old woman and I’m looking to go away this summer for two / three weeks on a much needed break.

I am newly single and don’t want to wait for my friends to make travel plans so have decided to go away on my own. My budget is £750-£1025 and would need to cover everything.

I want to be surrounded by nature but also meet some other travellers along the way. I am looking for an adventure but in a bit of a shoestring. I have travelled on my own throughout north America and south east Asia in my early twenties so I’m looking for somewhere new to go. I’ve also been to Cuba, Mexico, Greece and turkey. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I want to use my saved up money wisely and be safe when I travel as a single woman.

Thanks!

Yaz answers:

Check out Best Single Travel. They also have singles vacations packages for 18-35 year olds.

Ken asks…

has anyone been on a horse riding holiday?

Hello and I wondered if anyone could help me.

I was going on holiday with some friends but they can not go anymore due to money. However I still want to get away for 3 or so weeks.
I am in late twenties, single and want to go on a horse riding adventure holiday abroad (outside uk). I will be by myself as none of my close friends share my love for riding, so would want to meet people and have lots of fun. I wondered if there were any Riding holidays tailored to younger people in their 20’s and 30’s? I have had a look online without much success. I do ride although I would say I was a novice as I only do it once a week and do not have my own horse, but I am very passionate about horse riding and absoloutly love it.

Has anybody been on or know of a riding holiday that might be suitable?

Many Thanks

Amy
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Yaz answers:

Sounds like Prince Charles’ honeymoon night!….

Sandra asks…

Where should I go on holiday? Choice between Egypt, Morocco, Jordan or Oman?

I’ve got 12 days off work in February and have some spare cash to go on holiday somewhere a bit more exotic than usual. I’m single so I thought I’d try one of these group adventure holidays where you can do trekking, camel safaris, sleeping out in the desert in tents etc. I’ve been having a look online and come up with 4 possible destinations that I fancy- Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Oman. I don’t know anything about any of these places (especially Oman) and don’t know anyone who’s been before. Does anyone have any recommendations, hints, tips, advice? Half of the adventure is going someone totally new and experiencing it for myself, but I could just do with a prod in the right direction! Thanks.

Yaz answers:

Been to all 4.

Egypt is full of history. Pyramids are a must (but be prepared to feel ashamed of the conditions of this world site!) and a trip on one of the river cruise ships along the Nile to the other historic sites. A MUST is a visit to Abu Simbal (go by plane – not coach! Even though more expensive), especially the secret in the side door……

Morocco – not impressed with.

Oman – very interesting/mountainous – especially the roundabouts!!!!!!!

Jordan – Petra is absolutely incredible! As is a visit into Wadi Rum (total wilderness)!

My order of preference (assuming you haven’t already been there) has to be Egypt. Then Jordan, Oman, Morocco.

Mandy asks…

Recommendations on the best european Holiday for myself and my 6yo son ?? please?

ok im am looking to give my 6yo son a holiday of lifetime as this will be our first one ever.
i am a single mum and it will be just the 2 of us going.
im looking for all suggestions and experiences for a Holiday that will keep my little lad active and happy.
Anything from package to adventure holiday as he is happy as long as he has constantly got something to do.
please bare in mind travel time and how long a very busy 6yo lad could cope (or how much i could cope keeping him sat still) !! lol

:- Ideally somewhere hot !!
:- if you could add a rough idea of what your Holiday cost overall, and what you got for that.
:- the “Must See and Must Miss” things you experienced

please feel free to write even the smallest of detail as they can be very helpful also

Thanks all

Yaz answers:

Come to sunny Cyprus!!

Protaras is a great famil-friendly resort, with most of the hotels situated along the shoreline of some great sandy beaches; Fig Tree Bay and Flamigo Bay etc, and all are within easy walking distance of a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a good selection of play/activity areas to keep your son entertained!

From here, you are just a short bus ride to Agia Napa, and please don’t be put off….’Napa isn’t all lager louts and booze cruises!! It has a very pretty harbour,and some great beaches, and also has a large funfair with lots of rides and activities for young children. The buses are quite regular,and pretty cheap too…..it is only about a ten minute ride between the resorts.

It about a 4 hour flight from the U.K, so not too bad, but I would say to avoid coming in August…it can be very hot ( weve had temperatures of 45C) and very, very busy, as this is when most Cypriots take their annual leave!

The Cypriots just love kids, and you will find you will be made most welcome everywhere, and its a very safe and friendly area too! Enjoy!!

Check out www.olympicholidays.com to give you some idea of hotels etc, but check with your travel agent for any deals and offers.

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Your Questions About Singles Vacations 2012

Daniel asks…

My buddy and I are early 20’s and want to vacation somewhere beach like and tropical for singles.?

I will be returning from a year long deployment to Afghanistan in March 2012 and my buddy and I want to go somewhere tropical where it is good for singles. Good night life, clubs, nice beaches, and basically anywhere in the world. Help?
Between the two of us we plan to spend 3500-4000 dollars for 7 days.

Yaz answers:

QUINTANA ROO MEXICO AND CANCUN ARE BEAUTIFUL PLACES I LOVE THAT:
http://www.google.com.mx/search?tbm=isch&hl=es&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=499&q=cancun+quintana+roo&gbv=2&oq=cancun+qui&aq=0&aqi=g7&aql=&gs_sm=c&gs_upl=830l3028l0l4459l10l10l0l1l1l1l328l1677l0.2.3.2l7l0

George asks…

My company required that we submit ALL our vacation for 2012 at the end of 2011…. legal?

I’m a single mom of a 1 year old and have 3 weeks vacation in 2012. I never take a “vacation…” I take random days off when I need to in case the sitter can’t watch her, she gets sick… etc. All the employees are complaining that they are asking to do this because most of us ARE parents in the same situation.

Is it legal for them to require this? It’s already past their “cut off date” and they are badgering us for dates. Who would I call to find out if this is legal? Never in all my years of working have I heard of such a thing!!! They also asked that we take HALF our vacation before July!

Yaz answers:

I am going to explain why it is legal, there is no law in any state that says you get a vacation so therefore there are no laws that says how an employer can administer them, it does not matter if they are earned or accrued the employer is free to say how and even when you can use vacation.

Richard asks…

Vacation spot for july 2012 for a group of 4-6 guys (ages 20-21)?

Location of a country/city that is not in the U.S, we have a budget of $3500-$4000 per person…would prefer a specific answer of a hotel or a resort stayed at by such group as ourselves. Looking to party and meet single ladies

Yaz answers:

I think that budget is more than enough to have an exotic vacation at the Bali Island in Indonesia where you guys can learn and enjoy surfing and scuba diving. Here’s a website to give you great ideas for your travel http://www.balivillaholidays.com/. Have a nice trip. :)

Jenny asks…

Do I need a Visa to re-entry canada after a vacation to the philippines?

I am a live in caregiver with a valid working permit until 2012 and a passport with a used single entry visa, I am planning to visit my mother who is sick right now, Do I still need a visa to re-entry canada? I am planning to have a 2 weeks vacation only. hope you can help me.

Yaz answers:

Yes, if you leave Canada during your authorized stay, you must get a new visitor visa to re-enter Canada.Single entry visa allows you to enter Canada once.Hope this helps.

Michael asks…

Carnival Liberty or Carnival Glory?

Thinking about taking a Carnival cruise vacation in January 2012. We are thinking about either the Carnival Liberty or the Carnival Glory. The Liberty goes to Isla Roatan, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Belize (Western Caribbean), and the Glory goes to St. Thomas, San Juan, Nassau, and Grand Turk. Which itinerary do you think is better? Which ship is better?Which cruise should we go on? I’m a single mom with a 13 year old daughter if that helps.

Yaz answers:

If you or your daughter likes culture, inland jungle adventures, and Mayan ruins, then the liberty is the cruise for you. If you prefer water, beach and sun in endless amounts then the Glory cruise is for you.

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Your Questions About Single Vacations For Men

Mark asks…

Where are some good vacation spots for single men?

looking for someplace that is warm, leaving at the end of November, not looking to get laid, just a nice place that isn’t populated by just families and the like

Yaz answers:

Costa Rica………….great place to relax, many beaches and it’s cheap

Robert asks…

Does anyone know of a good vacation for three single men traveling at the end of september early october?

Yaz answers:

I don’t know if you guys are looking to party or not, but if you are try Myrtle Beach, Miami, or some other Florida beach. Hawaii, maybe, too. Las Vegas is always a super awesome vacation for anybody over 21 lol. For a more serious vacation you should try LA, Washington DC, the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest, Yosemite…it’s too cold at this time of year to go to my two favorite destinations: Glacier Nat’l Park and Yellowstone, but of course you can keep those in mind for later. :)

Ken asks…

Is there a good cruise to go on for single men for vacation?

Yaz answers:

The first link is preferred the second link is thier world locations. Be advised some people might be offended by the content of these sites. But this is a very high class and legitimate vacation company.

Michael asks…

What’s a better city for a single man to vacation in: Miami, FL or Myrtle Beach, SC?

Please provide pro and con/ good and bad for each. Thank you.

Yaz answers:

I really like Myrtle Beach … Been there 3 years in a row and it’s just an amazing state. I really enjoyed it and plus, there was so much stuff to do there and the people are very friendly. Friendliest place I’ve been so far.

Donald asks…

What is the best destination for single men holiday in the Dominican Republic?

We are 2 30+ guys from NY that would like to take 3-4 days vacation in the Dominican Republic. We are looking for good night life and some sport activities.

Thanks for any advice.

Yaz answers:

Sosua and/or Cabarete. Forget the all-inclusive places, just go to Sosua or Cabarete and look for an acceptible hotel – there are dozens. There is never a problem getting a room unless it happens to be Easter. These towns are close to the Puerto Plata Airport.

Boca Chica is also suitible and close to the SDQ airport. If you had a few more days I would suggest Las Terenas, but it isn’t worth the drive if you are only there for such a short time.

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Your Questions About Singles Over 50 Travel

Michael asks…

I recently moved to Newport, RI. and would like to know where I can meet eligible bachelors here over 50.?

I am an early to bed, early to rise type lady who loves fine dining, world travel, sailing, golf and polo.

I eat lunch at LaForge, attend Polo, play golf but haven’t been approached by any single men.

I wear pretty skirts, do my hair nice and am reasonably attractive.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I’m not a night owl and don’t do bars. Perhaps a good breakfast place?

Yaz answers:

Try Match.com seriosuly there seem to be lots of guys in Newport on there. Or join Chairty event.s

Donald asks…

How do i get a refund for train tickets online?

I have made the mistake of purchasing rail tickets for travel to London Paddington tomorrow morning at 11:55 ….

I will be unable to travel but as i have purchased advance singles to Paddington and for my journey back, i am being told that i cannot cancel the tickets and claim a refund….

Meaning i am over £50 loss, surely there is someway of claiming a refund or credit note from thetrainline.com

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Yaz answers:

If the conditions of Advance tickets mean that there is no refund, then, I’m afraid there is little you can do.

When purchasing the tickets you would have had two options:-

1) Purchase the cheapest possible ticket with penalties for changing your mind and no refunds

2) Purchase a more expensive ticket with flexibility and most of your money back if you cancel.

Unfortunately for you, you chose option 1. Nobody made you choose this option. It was a gamble and this time you lost.

Sharon asks…

I’m in my late 50’s, single female, from new york after 30 years, lived in colorado and want to move to…?

I am in my 50‘s, don’t have a college degree, have experience in housekeeping, caregiver(not certified), love to cook(not a chef)and have traveled to over 30 states including Anchorage, Alaska, and parts of Canada. I am looking to move from Colorado Springs(only has fast food jobs)to a medium to small community where I can work on a temp basis until I find something permanent. I don’t want to sign a lease(don’t want to commit). I enjoy music, jazz, top 40’s, meeting singles(I’m single)and thought Seattle was the place for me until I read the horrible traffic, cost of living is high and how it rains 9 months out of the year. I need some direction.

Yaz answers:

You sound like you might enjoy southeast Indiana. Why not check it out

Robert asks…

I was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity but am considering turning it down because I’m afraid to travel

I was offered a once in a lifetime opportunity but am considering turning it down because I’m afraid to travel
I’ve never gone anywhere outside my hometown. This job would require me to go all over the US, Canada, Europe, etc. I seriously live in a bubble, and I’m afraid to leave my parents. I’m young, right out of college but I’ve interned at this place for quite a few years and they offered me a full time position. I’d be travelling 50% of the time. I’m afraid of planes. But I feel that I’m single and have no attachments. I needt o learn to be on my own.

Accept the offer or turn it down? I’m so torn. The money is excellent for me being right out of school, I just am so hesitant because of the travel.

Yaz answers:

Girl. You are young. You will only be able to do this once.
You will cry and tear your hair out, but end up a stronger happier person for it. You say you live in a bubble. Break out!
2 years ago, I had never been more than 40km away from my mum. I was married (still am), 22, and had our own place, but still spoke to my mum every day and would automatically turn to her at the slightest hiccup.
One day, my husband and i were sitting in KFC talking rubbish. We kind of sort of maybe said ‘Hey, we’ve always talked about going to Europe… We should do it one day’
The next day I started applying online for jobs in the UK, so we could base ourselves and travel. I wasn’t really expecting anything to come of it, but by the end of the week I had received a call and been hired as a teacher in Birmingham.
We had 4 months to save. We sold everything we owned and THEN thought ‘oh no… What have we done??’
We arrived 4 mths later – in the ghetto. Violence, crime, tougher kids than I ever imagined existed. I cried every day for a month. I missed my mum. I missed Australia. I didn;t think I would cope and desperately wanted to go home.
At the end of the 1st month things didn;t seem nearly so bad… Not great, but I was crying once a week instead of every day. Then not at all.
2 years later and it was the best decision I have ever made.
The 1st 2 month were hard, then I adapted and it was fine.
The same will happen to you. If you can sacrifice 2 months (maybe less if you’re better than me!!), you will have something that will be a personal, professional and just general boon for you.
Everything will still be there when you go back, You’ll have missed a few birthdays perhaps… Maybe some Christmases… A few subtle changes…but everyone and everything will be pretty much exactly as you left them. I promise.
I am 24 and I now solve my own problems (except the REALLY big ones.. And mum is only 10 numbers away!!)
DO IT!!!
DO IT!!!
DO IT!!!
Hard? Yes.
BUT it will be so worth it and you will KICK yourself if you don;t do it!!!
Swallow your butterflies and get excited about all the cool syuff you will be seeing!!

Paul asks…

I’m in my late 50’s, moved from new york after 30 years, lived in colorado and want to move to…?

I am in my 50‘s, don’t have a college degree, have experience in housekeeping, caregiver(not certified), love to cook(not a chef)and have traveled to over 30 states including Anchorage, Alaska, and parts of Canada. I am looking to move from Colorado Springs(only has fast food jobs)to a medium to small community where I can work on a temp basis until I find something permanent. I don’t want to sign a lease(don’t want to commit). I enjoy music, jazz, top 40’s, meeting singles(I’m single)and thought Seattle was the place for me until I read the horrible traffic, cost of living is high and how it rains 9 months out of the year. I need some direction.

Yaz answers:

I’d live in Denver -it’s really nice!

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Your Questions About Holidays For One Parent Families

Lizzie asks…

Do you think that men should have to pay more tax than women and get less holidays?

After all, with the uprising of single parent families, women have to support their children on one income and need more holidays for child rearing purposes.

Yaz answers:

Noone should have to pay for someone else’s life choices, that includes pets, fast cars, drug use smoking, drinking AND babies. Noone forced the female to have the baby, just as noone forces another to Smoke or drink If she was to too drunk, too foolish, too immature, or too irresponsible, that’s her problem, and the problem of the progenitors who raised, or rather didn’t raise them to have some self-respect and a sense of decorum. Let them pay. Responsible taxpayers have had enough of whining, so-called feminists who think they have a God-given right to leech off the taxpayers.
Besides, there’s no shortage of homo sapiens, We don’t need any more, especially offspring of women who can’t even remember how they got pregnant.

Mandy asks…

How couples should divide up the holidays?

My husband and I are starting to talk about the upcoming holidays and where we will spend them. I have a large family with the majority of them in our hometown and my husband’s family is small and also in town. Growing up, my holidays were divided between my parents families where my respective grandparents hosted the parties full of cousins and aunts and all. Lunch with one family, dinner with the other for christmas and thanksgiving. The families arranged the schedules so I could go to be part of both. I love going to these. I also go to my stepparents christmas, but that is usually a week before xmas because it is in another town. This year, like last year, my mom will be joining my stepdads parents for their thanksgiving where we will all go on vacation. I did this last year and it was nice to get to be with my step grandparents because I am close with them and see them much less than my in town grandparents. So…my husband and I agreed to go again this year a few months ago. He just found out his brother is coming into town for thanksgiving and now is hesitant about leaving. I think we can see his brother and go out of town, but obviously we can’t have thanksgiving in both places. So one issue is thanksgiving.

The other is Christmas. Until last year, he has only ever celebrated xmas with his parents and brother. He’d never even gone to his other girlfriend’s houses, even ones he dated for years. So last year we bounced around, like i always do, between my parent‘s houses, his parent‘s, and my grandparents houses. I thought it was fun, but he told me it was too much for him. I would like to just do that again, but I want to help him out too. I am the only child and I would feel really bad leaving my parents alone during the holidays. To top it off, while things are getting better, his parents are not nearly as fun as my parents. In fact, his mom is down right rude. So I will go, but I can’t get excited about giving up my family time to be only with his. I know some couples alternate, but i just can’t imagine. I figure when we have kids we can have everyone over here to our house, but for now I think relations between my divorced families aren’t totally there quite yet. It is possible though…

Does anyone have creative solutions for celebrating the holidays when all your in-laws are in the same town?

Yaz answers:

I can probably shed some light on this. I had an X who insisted on spending Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve Day at his relatives. Mine always had to wait or use another day and/or time if they wanted us there. My relatives were very flexible and never complained. I’ll tell you right now that inside, I was becoming angry, even though I didn’t actually realize it for years. I didn’t miss every other Thanksgiving with my folks. I missed every Thanksgiving with my folks.
You need to pay attention to each other FIRST. All other relatives, including parents are not as important anymore. Do what you can. Alternate, even if it’s hard for you to do. While you don’t enjoy his parents, he does, even if he doesn’t know it right now. As much as you love your parents, he loves his. Don’t create pent up anger by pretending it is otherwise.
Coming to an agreement and compromise is the biggest part of showing each other that you care. It’s not so much whose parent is the nicest or best. It’s a matter of respecting each other and being willing to share your time. Being together is more important than who else you are with. The older you get, the less time you will have for your parents and siblings. Spend time with them now as well.
My kids are now at the age where they have the boyfriends and girlfriends and their father. They always have to choose where they will go. I put no pressure on them. Sometimes they are with me on Thanksgiving or Christmas and sometimes they spend it elsewhere and come to see me on an alternate day.
I’m always grateful to see them at all. I thank God every day for a healthy family. I am glad to see them no matter what day of the year it is. Many people put far too much emphasis on “Thanksgiving Day” when there’s usually a four day weekend. Turkey cooks on Friday as easily as on Thursday. The oven won’t refuse to cook just because it’s not Thursday. If I get them on another day, I just treat it as important as though it were the original official day.
If you have relatives that are pressuring you to see them at certain times, they are being selfish. You have a lot of people to divide your time between. If they can’t respect that, there is a problem. Be grateful you have so many loved ones. But they need to respect you by allowing you to come and go as you can.
Always sit down with a calendar and discuss this with your significant other. Always plan it together. Always plan time with just the two of you also. Respect most the person you live with every day.

Mary asks…

Should I be sad that no one wished me a Merry Chirstmas this year?

My parents/family did and I love them but no one online or no calls or text messages like my friends use to. I had a decent Christmas and was happy to spend it with the family. I thank all of you for wishing me a good one and I hope everyone got what they wanted, well the ones who deserve it. Thanks and happy holidays. God Bless.

Yaz answers:

Not really it just matters that u spend a good christmas and I wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Linda asks…

Newly married…what to do at the holidays?

I just got married about two months ago and we have this argument OVER and OVER and never seem to come to a good compromise and it’s really starting to cause a strain on our relationship.

I am only child who is very close to my parents and am very family oriented, and now that I’m married and live away, and my grandma just passed away, my parents have no one else to spend the holidays with.

My husband wants to start our own family holiday traditions. It’s just the two of us (no kids or pets). So he wants to stay up here and not spend the holidays with either of our families.

His parents have other kids and other family to spend the holidays with. Mine don’t. It just breaks me heart to think about my parents being alone for the holidays, and I’m afraid they might take offense to us not spending the holidays with them.

My husband thinks that because I want to spend the holidays with family (his and/or mine) that I’m not happy being with JUST him. I honestly don’t know what to do and can come up with no good situations where everyone is happy. I feel like I’m either going to disappoint my parents or my husband, and I really want to make both of them happy.

Is this possible? Any suggestions or people who have been in this situation??? Thanks so much…
Also, right now we live 6 hours away from my parents (and his). My hubby is in the Air Force and eventually we may be moved, and will definitely be farther away than closer. We’re as close to our families now as we can get.

Yaz answers:

Well why can’t the new holiday tradition be that your parents come to your town to visit?

Or why don’t you two divide up the holidays? For instance, spend Thanksgiving at home, spend Christmas with your parents. Alternate every year.

This shouldn’t be a MAJOR problem in a marriage. There are plenty of holidays to go around.

Thomas asks…

How do I politely point out that my in-laws are neglecting the family for the holidays?

My husband and I have been married for a little over a year, and I love my in laws dearly, and my husband feels the same about my parents. However, since my sister-in-law started dating a new guy last year who has parents who like to spend all their free-time drinking and partying, my in-laws have become very attached to the boyfriend’s parents for whatever reason and have picked up a lot of their habits, such as a get together is not a get together unless there is free flowing alcohol from every corner. Last year, which would have been me and my husband’s first Christmas together with the family, they opted to go to their daughter’s boyfriend’s place to hang out with his parents. I wouldn’t mind if it was just one day of the holiday, but they are spending Christmas eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s eve, and New Years day with them. My parents have tried to have them over, and they were no shows each time because they wanted to go to the boyfriend’s parents house or they were hungover. I brought up the possibility of spending one day of the holiday with my family together with my in-laws, and immeadiately, they wanted their daughter’s boyfriend’s family to be invited, then said “well, I guess your parents can come too.” My in-laws also are opting out of seeing their parents and family members too in favour of the boyfriend’s family. I’ve gotten really frustrated with the situation, they even missed me and my husband’s first anniversary together to hang out with the boyfriend’s parents. The boyfriend’s parents, whom I have personally known for 17 years (sister-in-law met them and their son at our wedding), are nice enough and politely invite us along to come have christmas with them so we won’t all have to be apart, but it’s clear, when we go there, that we are not wanted. we tried the opposite way, where the in laws invite boyfriend’s family and my family to their house, and the vulgar talking that goes on when they all drink makes my parents really uncomfortable, as well as myself, as often people in the room are the subject of the drunken comments. Last christmas and New Years, i didn’t see my in-laws at all, and I was very disappointed that they didn’t want to be around my family, even though they get along with my family well. This year is no exception, and when I mentioned having a get together at my house with just the families, they got on the phone with the boyfriend’s family and invited them over. I want to tell them that I just wanted it to be family, but when I brought it up, they said that the boyfriend and boyfriend’s family are family to them, and should be to me. I’ve just given up, and decided not to bother seeing my in-laws for the holidays again. we all live in the same town within ten minutes of each other, so distance isn’t an issue. Unfortunately not seeing my in-laws is really unfair to my husband who feel the same about the boyfriends family. what can I do to create a “just actual family” get together without causing a problem? I don’t mind if sister-in-law and boyfriend don’t want to come. Also I want to note this happened at Thanksgiving and Easter dinner as well.
The funny thing is, I do fit in with my in laws and they did fit in with my parents, but they change when they are with the boyfriend’s parents…I can’t just leave it because they are family, I just want to figure out how to speak to them about having a family-only gathering or point out that they’ve traded off friends for family two years in a row.

Yaz answers:

Well this whole “parents getting uncomfortable” thing isn’t going to work out, people just want to be who they are, and they will know if you don’t like it. Personally I’d just leave it, they obviously don’t fit in well with you, so there is nothing you can do.

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Your Questions About Travel Alone In US

Laura asks…

Can a 14 year old travel alone from US to England?

My daughter will be travelling from Florida, US and arriving in Manchester, UK. I know BA caters for this, but I was wondering if this also applied to US passengers flying into the UK and which other airlines offer it.

Yaz answers:

Yes she can. As long as she gets all the documents needed in her travel. And before purchasing the ticket, ask first the airline what to do with a child traveling alone.. My son traveled from los angeles to manila, philippines alone when he was 13. But the airline and the Philippine embassy told us to pack the child with lots of identification cards. In case he cant find the person fetching him in the airport. :)

Thomas asks…

does a 15 year old need ID to travel alone in US?

15 year old daughter is traveling to California to meet me and is making a connection along the way. does she need ID to check in and if so, what ID is available to a minor who is not yet driving?

Yaz answers:

Kids under 18 who are flying within the U.S. Are not required to have I.D. It is always a wise thing to have I.D. And a school I.D. Or a state I.D. Card are fine. However she is not required to have I.D. To fly.

William asks…

Is it legal for a 14 year old to travel in the US alone?

My cousin wants to travel from California to Texas. She is 14 years old.
She wants to come alone and her parents are wiling to let her. Is it legal? If not how much does it cost for a flight attendant to accompany her.

Extra: She can only travel from American Airline, Continental Airline, and United Airline

Yaz answers:

On United kids 12 and over can fly without having an adult with them or needing to pay a fee for unaccompnied minor. On Continental and American, she would have to fly as an unacompanied minor and her parents would have to pay the fee of about $100.00. Her parents will need to CALL the airline they want to use to buy her ticket. You cannot buy a ticket for a minor traveling alone on-line…only by phone.

David asks…

If you are 13 years old are you allowed to travel out of the US alone?on a plane to syria?

I want to go to Syria over the summer- problem is my momand dad have to work in june when i want to go. Is it allowed for a minor to travel out of the country on a plane alone?

Yaz answers:

You can travel on a plane alone as long as you get parental permission and that you have a guardian when you get to your destination.

Carol asks…

Can a 16 year old travel alone to the US?

I’m 16 and my friend is 17, and we are taking a ferry to Port Angeles from
Canada. We are going in the morning and coming back in the evening, so just for the day. Can we travel alone? What other document do we need other than our passport?

Yaz answers:

As long as you have your passport you are fine.

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Your Questions About Singles Vacations Over 50

Paul asks…

best 1 week vacation for single man over 50?

looking for a get away for 1 week ,I am single man good looking living in canada,want to go where weather is nice,lots of woman ,have lots of fun,not interested in marriage ,or looking for a partner,just woman to have fun with while i am there,wine woman and song,

Yaz answers:

Thailand.
No contest.

Sandy asks…

Where can a single- over 50- woman go alone on a vacation and feel fairly safe? Not too expensive!!!!?

Yaz answers:

Hi there! As a 49 year old woman friend of mine who travels a lot advised me, there are two suggestions:

1. Her home state of Alaska. There is hardly any crime, the traffic is minimal and Anchorage is a very safe and fun big city. It has a small town feel even though it is a city of approx 300,000. The summers are gorgeous, but you must be prepared for rain and cool temps. Lots of outdoor activities, plus the city offers great restaurants, clubs, shops – you name it. Alaska isn’t cheap, but if you research enough you can get some great deals.

2. Where she is living at present – Panama City Beach, Florida
Not too expensive and safe. The beaches are gorgeous: white sand, turquoise waters, palm trees – people are friendly and they are definitely developing too much – trying to turn this place into a Destin/SanDestin etc…but still fairly unspoiled, people are friendly and lots of activities for day/night.

Good ol’ USA is a gorgeous place: you could also try Arcadia Nat’l Park, Maine/Nova Scotia, Oregon coastline, Keystone/sturgis/Deadwood, South Dakota area, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Cody Wyoming/Yellowstone too many to name!

Hope this helps any questions.

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Your Questions About Holidays For Singles Over 60

Steven asks…

are there any decent holidays for over 60’s singles wanting to enjoy good company without being overpowering

Not looking for Spiritual fulfilment, not looking particularly to develop new arty crafty skills, just to enjoy good standard of mixed company that can be fun.

Yaz answers:

I would suggest that a Cruise would be your best idea – lots of nice people to meet and then you are all in the same place and visiting thoughout your time onboard.

Check out Best Single Travel. They specialise in holidays for singles over 60, and you don’t have to pay an expensive “singles supplement” like you do with other travel agents.

Click on the link below for more info:

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Lizzie asks…

What is the best company that offers holiday for single people over the age of 60 ?

Yaz answers:

There a number of them, but I recommend Best Single Travel. (Click on the link above.)

You can check others, though. Another well  known specialists for “over 50’s” holidays must surely be Saga holidays, who also have a dedicated section for single travellers –
Another company possibly worth taking a look at is “JustYou” who also cater for single travellers of all ages.

Mandy asks…

60 years old, single, what to do on the coming holidays?

are women interested? i don,t want to spend the holidays alone, but i don,t mind if i do. but it would be nice to have company, female company, i am not a spendthrift, but i am not a high roller, i don,t go for the dinner scene or movie scene, so anyway, what is there to do over the holidays with or without a nice companion, any ideas, for yuma arizona, holidays, meaning ThanksGiving, Christmas and anywhere from now til then? should i pick a destination and just get up and go? France China, which one? or locally, some state, in the southern part of the usa? which one?? thanks for all and any ideas and comments, all is appreciated
i have yet to travel to and visit France or China, what are they like this time of the year? i would like to stay for at least three months. just want to get on a plane and buy what i need when i get there, which is the place to do this easier? but i would also like tips about what to do locally while in yuma arizona, in the next few weeks, thanks again

Yaz answers:

I have travelled alone for many years. Currently I enjoy putting my car on a train and then driving around the chosen destination, staying at backpackers hostels, or camping (small tent easy to put up, takes no room in the car). At each place overseas, I take a tour, preferably a water trip as it is so soothing. On tours, there is company, so a day trip or two-day trip helps get in touch with people again.

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Your Questions About Singles Holidays 30s

Sandy asks…

I am thinking about going on a 20s-30s singles adventure holiday – can anyone recommend a good one?

Yaz answers:

Always fancied going on a travelbag tour but never got around to it! They have a good reputation and deal with individuals groups and alsorts!

John asks…

singles holiday for one person.among like minded people.male over 30s?

single male age 35.would like holiday in europe with like minded people.like club 18 to 30s but not into clubbing and power drinking.loves sunning on beach and water sports

Yaz answers:

Bite the bullet and go alone! I am in my 40s and have been going abroad on my own since I was 18. You can always find someone to talk to, by the pool, at the beach, at the welcome meeting or on an organised trip. It can be a bit pricier going alone if you don’t go with a specialised company, but sometimes the singles holidays I’ve seen advertised are even dearer. Having said that, the holiday I went on last month cost me £160 for the week – that was Costa Brava, peak season in a 3 star hotel. Go on, be brave!

 If you check out Best Single Travel (click the link) they have specialised tours for 18-35 year olds. But if you  don’t want the binge drinking, “party hard”, university type stuff, you might consider going on a singles tour for 30s and older. Check out the link below for that.

Danielle asks…

Any suggestions for short holidays (under 10 days) for single women in their late 30s, this winter?

Going back to work on Jan 8. In Canada only. Not too lavish. No sex please. Any ideas about dog-sledding trips in the northern part of the country are also welcome (for beginners).

Yaz answers:

Pack up your skis, jump on a WestJet flight to Calgary.. Take the Airport Shuttle to Lake Louise, Kananaskis, Banff…. If you’re not a skiier then just enjoy the scenery (boys included), take a tour on the Icefields Parkway.. Tons of stuff and great places to stay out here… Tons of people (single and otherwise) doing the same thing, those that live near and those that come from far. Dog sledding out here as well as you mentioned, perhaps in Northern Saskatchewan as well. That is a little more remote, here is a big tourist area and you wont lose any comforts unless you want to. Rent a cabin, stay in a hotel (budget to extreme), or camp year round.

Check it out on the web.. Keywords travel Banff, travel Kananaskis, etc etc..

James asks…

Things to do when single for the holidays!?

I am a 28 year old single male from NY. I was wondering what most single people do on the holidays when all of their friends are with their balls and chains (girlfriends/wives). Some people have suggested double dating, attending parties with other couples etc. The thing is, I don’t date as I don’t get the point of it. I don’t like people touching me or vice versa. Maybe it’s because I haven’t met the right girl yet. Most of them are trash these days you know! Because of this reality I haven’t even been able to experience my first kiss yet. I also have not gone on a date for about 5 years. I have gone on a grand total of 2 dates in my entire life too. So dating is pretty much out for the holidays? What is a good thing to do? I was thinking about maybe gambling or going out for coffee, etc. And why are people getting into serious relationships so early in life, especially now that the life expectancy has gone up considerably? If I try dating again, it will be in my 30s.

Yaz answers:

Well, I’ll leave some of the glaring issues aside for now. But in your case, just dating is not a good idea to spend holidays… You should travel around the world. May be you will find someone special without looking for one. And if not, you’ll have a good time.

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Your Questions About Singles Cruises Over 40

Ken asks…

Any recommendations for cruises specifically for over 40 singles (older, but not old singles)?

Some of my friends and I would just like to take short cruises and trips that are geared for older, mature singles. Older doesn’t mean old! Mid 40‘s is mature, but certainly not old, and we don’t want to be stuck on a cruise with a bunch of “kids” or “senior citizens” but would prefer a clientele composed of our own age group. We live in NYC and love to party, dance, drink, swim and soak up the sun’s rays, sports, etc., but we’re committed to not doing so with “kids” or “senior citizens.” We’ve researched only a few singles cruises and found their pictorials very disappointing in that the clientele may be single, but obviously too young or too old.

Yaz answers:

You really have to go for a specialized travel agent, like Best Single Travel.

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A travel agent that specializes in cruises will really help. You won’t have to pay an expensive “singles supplement”, for one.

If you want to try other options, I would definitely stay away from Carnival and Disney. Both are popular for families and younger people. While adults still enjoy both lines, you will want to avoid them if you don’t want kids on board.

Royal Caribbean is going to have a slightly older crowd than Disney and Carnival, but still will have quite a few families on board. But, I believe this will be a line that could possibly work for you.

Princess is going start to go a little over your age range. It is a little more expensive and little more classy than the other three lines I mentioned. I would say the average age is around 40 or 50, so as far as age this may be a good line for you. However, if you are really wanting to party, I don’t know how much you would enjoy this particular line.

Norweigan may also be an option. I think they would have an average age of around 40 on board. Not too many kids, adults not too old, etc. So this may be a line to consider as well.

The best thing to do is look for lines that have the fewest children’s activities. These will be the lines with the fewest kids on board. Also, try going during the school year, this way most kids will still be in school and fewer will be on board.

Finally, I recommend look at http://www.cruisecritic.com for lots of reviews on different lines as well as boats. They also have a great message board where you can chat with other people about cruises.

Hope this helps!

George asks…

What’s the best cruise / cruise line for singles over 40?

All of the singles cruises I’ve found cater to either 1) 20 to 30-somethings; or 2) seniors. Isn’t there anything in between? I’m just interested in hanging out with fun, energetic, intelligent people around my age!

Yaz answers:

That is a great question…….

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But if the cruises they have on offer right now don’t fit your schedule or where you’d like to go, it might be a bit of a drag.

I’ve suggested getting a blog together to find groups of people who want to cruise together. Carnival is very inexpensive right now, for september. Http://www.halladazevacations.com/cruise.html and I see a lot of our aged people mixing and migeling on there… And besides the 20-30 somethings have to go back to school / work in September. Check out the blog on that page and maybe suggest a travel group of single 40 somethings! Hope I’ve helped you out!

Carol asks…

Serching Hawaii cruise for 2 single women over 40?

Yaz answers:

I’m sorry I don’t have a link for a Hawaii cruise, but I do have one for a Greek Island Hopping cruise and Egyptian and Nile Cruise specially for singles over 40.

It is here: http://singles-holidays-over-50s.com/singles-cruises-over-40/

(The booking deadline for the Nile cruise is 1 February.)

It is a great experience.

Charles asks…

Is it harder to find a date as a single man over 40, or a single woman over 40?

I had a conversation with a lady friend this weekend and I would like to know some other opinions. I say it is harder for men. A 40 year old man in a cruising for women is kinda sad. Women just have to pick a guy to go home with where men can’t just pick a woman it does not work that way. You got to be tall, good looking, in shape, house car job you name it. Women just have to be fat in the right places. Guys have it much harder in my opinion because being a good man has nothing to do with the man that women want.

Yaz answers:

At 40, you do have to have a job and a car helps too :) My single friends think it is easier for women. In her words, she’s not fat (lol) but is 40. She has been dating a man for 9 months and in the mean time she was asked out almost every day by someone else. (They are newly engaged. Good for them.) She tells me that she thinks  it is also harder to get “rid” of a man when you want out of a relationship than it is for a man.

Good luck guy~the term “cruisin for women” won’t get you a lot of dates either :( I think at that point most women want some type of reliable man in their life.

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