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Seeking Solos ! Japan, Borneo & Cruise !

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We have a number of ladies seeking to find travelling companions for early 2017 and beyond, if you have a wanted to visit these destinations and the thought of a travelling companion to share the costs sounds intriguing then maybe now is the time to consider

Asian Cruise- March 2017

Departing 9th March 2017, cruising from Singapore to Dubai with Norwegian Cruise lines visiting Kula Lumpur, Penang, Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, Muscat, Fujairah, Khasab and Abu Dhabi.  Booking an Oceanview or Balcony Cabin now will also allow you to choose an onboard bonus including an unlimited beverage package, speciality dining, pre-paid services charge, Internet Access Packages or the 3rd & 4th Guest to sail free!

Japan Tour- April 2017

Departing on the 16th April this Travelmarvel programme integrates the best of coach touring with some of Japans most iconic rail journeys. Visiting Sapporo, Hakodate, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Hakone, Mount Fuju, Matsumoto, Hida Folk Village, Takayama, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, and Hakata. Seeking a travelling companion to join one of our members on this Unique Travelmarvel Members Journey

Canada Tour- August 2017

Departing 30th August we have a single lady seeking a companion to join her on an incredible voyage across Canada, beginning with an Rocky Mountain Experience and Inside Passage Cruise before heading east to see Toronto and more!  This programme takes in the best of the East and West! Visiting Skagway, Juneau, Glacier Bay, Tracey Arm, Ketchikan, Whistler, Victoria, Vancouver, Sun peaks, Kamloops, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Ottowa, Toronto, Niagra Falls, Kingston, Quebec City and Montreal.

Borneo Trip – 2017

Finally we have a traveller looking to explore Borneo, with open options of dates, sites and inclusions, so if you have ever wanted to visit the Orangutans at Sepilok, take a dive-walk at Labuan, visit the war graves of Sandakan, shop in Kota Kinabalu, visit a mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan or take a boat ride down a river to view unique wildlife like a Probiscis Monkey then this may be your opportunity!

For details or information on any of these trips and the ladies involved please give us a call at My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577

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Solo Asia with Wendy Wu

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Here at Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert, when we work to match up Solo Travellers our aim to see that we match you up with someone that you believe you might be compatible with. We do know though that there are those solo travellers out there who don’t mind who they are matched up with –  and figure on a tour of a week or two they should be able to put up with a stranger for a week or two.

For BOTH of those kind of travellers, we have something here you may like!

Wendy Wu, one of our preferred industry partners have 3 fantastic Solo Departures on offer for 2016 with voyages to India, Vietnam and China. Inclusive of Airfares, Sightseeing, Accommodation, Visas, some meals and more these tours also offer no single supplement costs  and guaranteed single rooms on all 3 departures!

So if you have always wanted to get a taste of  China, Vietnam or India now is the time! Just contact My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or email us today at nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

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My Travel Exposé a brief recap!

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Despite the weather on Wednesday we had a fairly good turn out for our Travel Exposé and Film Night! The Guest Speakers were as captivating as always, and the enthusiasm shown for some of the tours was absolutely incredible!

So what do we have upcoming in 2015, 2016 and beyond? While the above clip will give you a nice visual taste here is a full listing of what we have on the horizon ..

2015: Danube Cruise from Prague to Paris (September), Western Australia Wildflowers Tour (September), Kangaroo Island and South Australia (October) and a Bangkok Introductory tour with the option to Extend to Chiang Mai   (November)

2016: An incredible voyage through Egypt (January), and Introductory tour of Singapore (February), A Indian Highlight tour covering their “Golden Triangle” (March), a cruise with Carnival to Tasmania (April), a fantastic feast of sound with a Mississippi River Cruise aboard a traditional paddlesteamer (May), a wildlife Safari though Kenya and Tanzania (June), a journey through Kakadu and the Kimberlys (July), a cruise to the discover the highlights of Papua New Guinea (August), a combination Rhine and Rhone river cruise from Paris to Nice (August), a voyage through the Imperial Cities of Morocco (September) and an off the beaten track journey of Dubai and the UAE (November)

2017: We kick off 2017 with a journey through Vietnam and then along the Mighty Mekong to Cambodia (February) with journeys in the works at this stage to cover South America, Scandinavia, the Trans-Siberian and more!

For more information contact us today!

My Travel Expert & Shoalhaven Solo Sisters
T: (02) 4421 5577  E: nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

Discover Asia with Peregrine

Peregrine as we have said has a fantastic range of product available for the single traveller, including Asia. Myanmar, Thailand, India, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and more – they have an incredible product range, and as discussed for solo travellers they can match you up with other singles on their tours, and if they don’t in many cases (but not all) they do not charge a single supplement!

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Getting Out To Asia with Travel Indochina

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When people talk about getting away, a lot of feedback and questions we have are along the lines of where is worth seeing and what is within my Budget? For us the list of destinations and things to do is longer than our arms, and the options to fit within budget will vary from destination to destination. What we could recommend though that is generally within many peoples budget ranges is a trip to Asia, and there are a number of wholesalers including Wendy Wu, Peregrine and Travel IndoChina who have some fantastic options for single travellers.

Asia has a fantastic array of destinations where you can get out and see some incredible natural sights, areas of unique cultural and historic, and there is always special interest and river cruises. China, Mongolia, Vietnam, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand .. there are literally dozens upon dozens of options to think about! There are even more ways to get out there and experience what there is to discover. One of the more popular ways is small group touring – which Travel Indochina specialise in. Small groups usually of between 10 and a maximum of 16 travellers allow you intimate access to guides and sites without the bustle of a large tour group.

For example here are 4 of Travel Indochinas 2014 Itineraries that are great introductory tours that showcase the highlights of their destinations

Vietnam Insights: 11 days in Vietnam from AU$2610 per person in share twin. This trip takes in the base highlights of Vietnam – Hanoi, Halong Baym Danangm Hue, Hoian and Saigon including the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi Tunnels.

China Panorama: 15 days in China from AU$4250 per person in share twin. This trip takes in the major highlights of China starting in Shanghai, then to Zhuijiajiao, Guilin, Yuangshuo, Longshen, Chengdu, XiÁn and Beijing.

Iconic India: 17 Days in India from AU$3985 per person in share twin. This journey soome of the true highlights of India – Udaipur, Jojawar, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra (including the Taj Mahal), Orchla, Bandhavgarh National Park, Khajuraho, Varanasi andDelhi

Burma Revealed: 13 days from AU$4080 per person in share twin. Burma is a fantastic destination and this tour covers the least of what one would want to encounter – Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kalaw and Inle Lake.

Please note that all rates shown above are subject to availability as well as varying terms and conditions. These and many other itineraries are available and we can provide costings for specific dates for across Asia with Travel Indochina.

TravelIndochina_LARGEWhich is my next point – why is Travel Indochina someone we would recommend that a Solo Sister Member consider travelling with? The simple answer is that on their small group departures there are some fantastic options in regards to sharing and pricing that work in favour of the  single traveller.  Travel Indochina on their small group departures will offer to match a single traveller “with a stranger”, which means they will attempt to match you with someone of the same sex (and hopefully age) for the duration of their tour. As a bonus on their small groups should they not be able to find someone to match you with, and you then need to have a room to yourself .. they won’t charge a single supplement. This is a great opportunity for a single traveller who doesn’t want to fork out the additional for a guaranteed room of their own and who doesn’t mind sharing.

So if you have been considering a trip to Asia, why not drop by My Travel Expert / Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and speak to us about the opportunity presented with Travel Indochina