Monthly Archives: January 2015

2015, Whats Happening!



2015 is here, in fact its first month is over! Can you believe how fast time flies! We can’t! We do have a number of departures lined up for 2015, some like the Canada and Alaska trip in May and the Danube Cruise in September are filled and set to go with extremely limited spaces available, others like our Kangaroo Island/South Australia Escape and Thailand are still seeking numbers, and we for our USA Group departure in October but can still get people away on an individual share basis.

So if one of our 2015 destinations sounds like something you would like to experience please let us know!


Shoalhaven Solo Sisters Silos Social Soiree

silos-estateJust a quick reminder that we still have several spaces available for our Solo Sisters Luncheon at Silos Estate on the 14th March 2016, the cost is $35 per person and includes lunch and wine tasting fees. RSVP by the 10th February to My Travel Expert or Shoalhaven Solo Sisters at or (02) 4421 5577

My Thai Encounter – November 2015

Doi Inthananon Temple

When most people visit Thailand from Australia these days its to enjoy the Sun and Sand at places like Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui, which for those that want a “beach stay” holiday is fine. Many travellers though who want an introduction to Asia and foreign cultures are now skipping Thailand in favour of places like Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. The truth is though that if you get away from the beaches and resorts there is plenty to do in Thailand that will give you a first hand look at a different culture, its heritage, its cuisine and modern life and more.

For that reason we have put together what we call an introductory encounter – this is a trip where we mix up day tours with free time for exploration, or joining our escort on the free days to encounter their passions in the local region. We will be taking in the highlights of Bangkok, and for the adventurous we have an extension option into the mountain regions to see sights like Doi Inthananon Temple at Chiang Mai (Pictured above), as well as visiting remote tribes and cultures.

Departing on the 7th November 2015, and starting at AU$2400 per person twin share for the base package (not including the Chiang Mai Extension) this is the perfect way to encounter Thailand. Full details can be found here!

I was going to spend some time talking about how you can visit the Tiger Temple, the Death Railway, the incredible floating markets the Hilltribes and more .. instead I thought I would just let you take a look at some fantastic images of what there is too see and do around Bangkok and Chiang Mai so you can see for yourself a sample of some of the fantastic things we will be taking in.

To Book or for more information please contact My Travel Expert & Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or e-mail

My Kangaroo Island Escape


We have almost half the numbers we need to get a date set for our Kangaroo Island and South Australia Trip for late September set. We have a fantastic 7 night / 8 day getaway planned, taking in the highlights of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Heading down to Adelaide and back , going on the Indian Pacific in Gold Class in one direction and by air in the other, this trip will allow you to get a true taste of South Australia’s Sights, Sounds and Cuisine. This trip will run with a minimum of 10 Travellers and can be used as a start point for those that may want to extend and do extra time in Adelaide, a Murray River Cruise  or even continue along the Indian Pacific to Perth.

Expressions Of Interest: We are still seeking more interested parties for our Christmas Markets Tour, and more for our journey to Egypt which looks like it may already have enough interested travellers to get away!

Classifieds: We still have a number of travellers looking for companions for other trips including China, the Kimberleys and a North Pacific Cruise. Remember to review our classifieds regularly for updates.

Events: We have a few days left for people to register for our Silos Luncheon ($35) which is a perfect way to meet possible travelling companions, and for those that are joining our Cruise with the Red Hat Society remember we are all meeting tomorrow (20th January 2015) to hand out documents and run over any last questions.

Workshops: Finally just a quick reminder that our next three Workshops are for Singapore (February 4th 2015), Italy (April 8th 2015) and East Africa .. being Kenya and Tanzania (3rd June 2015) if you want to come just sign up online!

Spring Into Singapore with Shoalhaven Solo Sisters


Have you always wanted to travel to Asia but are unsure where to start? Do you enjoy holidays away where you don’t need to move hotels regularly but still enjoy sightseeing? Do you like a good mix of free time and scheduled events while away?

Singapore is the perfect destination. Following on the heels of our Honk Kong Experience, we are running a similar tour to Singapore in February 2016. We encourage everyone to come and find out what we are doing, what will be included and have your chance to input what you would like to see included at our Singapore Workshop on the 4th February 2015 at 5pm.

If Singapore sounds like a destination for you, either for the destination itself, an introductory trip to Asia, or if you just enjoy good company then please register online to join our workshop today!

Register Online Now!

Just a quick reminder that we have the limited time special on our USA departure still available. We are still seeking starters for our Adelaide and Kangaroo Island trip so we can firm up a date, and are seeking more expressions of Interest in our Christmas Markets Tour!

A Quick Update – January 2015



Just a brief reminder of a few things we have available in January that may be worth thinking of or looking further into!

My Egypt Workshop: If you have ever wanted to travel to Egypt, then My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters have something that may be of interest.  This is happening on the 14th January 2015 at 5pm. If you want to come along and see what is in the works just let us know beforehand!

Golden West USA Special: Just a brief reminder that for our fantastic Golden West USA special you can save AU$1955 per person in share twin if you book in January and pay by February.

My Singapore Worskshop: Following on the heels of our fantastic Hong Kong Trip in 2014 we will be running a similar tour to Singapore in 2016, this February 4th we encourage everyone who has ever wanted a taste of this Asian Gateway to come down and see what it is we will be doing on our departure – just let us know in advance because space is limited.

Spectacular Silos Soiree: A nice easy meet and greet amongst fellow travellers. Just AU$35 for a nice meal and a great wine tasting on the  14th March, just rsvp and pay by the 8th February to secure your spot.

Classifieds Section: We still have a number of solo travellers seeking companions, be it for a trip to China, a North Pacific Passage or beyond, remember to keep checking our classifieds section for regular updates.

Classifieds: Cruise the North Pacific

Mt Fuji

Just a reminder to all we have a number of travellers seeking companions for their own trips, some of which are shown on our classifieds section. We do have one seeker looking for company on a Trans-Pacific Cruise in April 2015 with Celebrity cruises journeying from Shanghai to Vancouver with stops at Jeju Usland in South Korea, Kobe, Mt Fuji, and Tokyo in Japan and Petropavlovsk in Russia.

So if you have ever wanted to see even the basics of China, or cruise the waters of the Northern Pacific, encounter the Arctic Circle or if you are a single traveller who enjoys cruising this may be the opportunity for you! For more information just contact us!

Discover Egypt – Or See If You Want To!

Giza Two pyramids with camels

Have you ever wanted to Discover Egypt? In January 2016 My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters will be leading a fantastic journey through the highlights of Egypt including those to be seen in Cairo and Alexandria and along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Should you want more information we urge you to join our evening workshop on the 14th January 2015 – just call or email us or register online here!

We will be running through our proposed site visits, rough itinerary and pricing, inclusions and details as well as receiving your feedback on what you would like to see that we may not be thinking of  – be it the Old Palaces in Cairo or Wadi Natrun as examples.

Register now online, call us on (02) 4421 5577 or email
Spaces are Limited!

Aswan - felucca and 2 monuments


Shoalhaven Solo Sisters Spectacular Silos Social Soiree


One of our favorite places down here in the Shoalhaven is the incredible Silos Estate, who in our opinion make some of the best wines here on the South Coast. You can take a brief look at what they have to offer on their website where they have all sorts of information about their wines, their restaurant and their event facilities.

Our love of this fantastic place is why we have decided that our next “mingle”will be held here – a perfect chance for some of our single ladies and gents to get the chance to know some of the other single travellers out there in our association who are looking to meet like minded travel contacts.

The Shoalhaven Solo Sisters Spectacular Silos Social Soiree will be held on the 14th March 2015 at a cost of AU$35 per head with a maximum of 20 people joining us for a great lunch and wine tasting. If you would like to join please rsvp by the 10th February 2015 on (02) 4421 5577 or at

Remember places are limited so first in, best dressed!