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My Mekong Morning Tea


What:  Single Ladies (& Gents) Morning Tea
Where:  My Travel Expert (Nowra)
When: Friday 16th March at 10am
RSVP: Thursday 15th March by 3pm
With only a few cabins left on our Mekong Charter, and several single ladies looking to join and find a suitable travel companion, we are hosting a small morning tea for anyone that is considering travel in 2018, and more importantly willing to consider travelling to and sharing along the Mekong.   The Mekong Charter will run in a uniquely built ship that allows us to get in closer to ports than most and whose shallow draught and minimal height means we can p[ass under more bridges and discover more. Plus by charter the vessel we have managed to put together some fantastic prices which means you are basically getting flights for free!
If you are unable to join us for the Morning Tea and are still interested in being matched up for this journey please let us know and we will see what we can do to find you a suitable travelling companion!

My Travel Expert & The Shoalhaven Solo Sisters

(02) 4421 5577 or


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Upcoming Exclusive Group Departures for 2018

For those that were unable to make it to our 2018 tour unveiling, you missed a fantastic night, and an incredible presentation. But you have not missed out entirely, and can now review what we have coming up exclusively to My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters in 2018!


From $7994 Per Person Share Twin
8th—23rd April 2018, Sydney to Sydney

VISITING: Tokyo, Nikko, Matsumoto, Nagano, Toyama, Shirakawa, Takayama, Nagoya, Toba, Osaka, Matsuem Hiroshima, Kyoto and Hakkone National Park

CHERRY BLOSSOMS: Taking place over Cherry Blossom season highlights of this trip will include travelling on the famous Bullet Train, partaking in a Japanese Tea Ceremony, visiting the Floating Shrine of Hiroshima,  extraordinary Views of Mount Fuji, and visits to some of Japans most iconic castles including Matsumoto and Nijo.

Includes: Sightseeing throughout with inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; bullet train from Hiroshima to Kyoto; internal flights. 4 star hotels as stated or similar. Fully Guided with Escort  ex-Sydney based on 16 Travellers. International Air with Thai Airways including taxes , surcharges and fees.

For Full Details Click Here


24 Days Australia to Australia
 19th May – 11th June 2018

From $14,955 Per Person Share Twin Exclusive Tour ! With South Coast Departure
22 Day Spectacular Rocky Mountain Tour and Inside Passage Cruise

VISITING: Vancouver, Kamloops, Rocky Mountains, Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise, Sun Peaks, Whistler, Victoria, Tracey Arm of the Inside Passage,  Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketckikan

Includes: 15 night luxury coach tour through the Rockies, Guaranteed Gold Leaf Class on the famous Rocky Mountaineer, 7 night Alaskan Cruise with Holland America Cruise Lines, Luxury air-conditioned coach travel with a professional Tour Driver, and of course all tipping and gratuities

For Full Details Click Here


$6666 Per Person Share Twin
19th August – 2nd September 2018, Sydney to Sydney

VISITING: Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Kampong Tralach, Kampong Louang, Phomn Penh, Wat Hanchey, Angkor Ban, Long Khong A, Chau Doc, Cu Lao Gieng, Ben Tre,
and Ho Chi Minh City

Includes: Sightseeing throughout with inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; internal flights. 4 star hotels as stated or similar. Fully Guided with Escort  ex-Sydney based on 30 Travellers. International Air with Thai Airways including taxes , surcharges and fees.

EXTEND TO HANOI: Extend your discovery of Vietnam with an extension to the North to take in the beautiful Hanoi and the iconic Halong Bay aboard a traditional Junk Cruise

For Full Details Click Here

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$8948 Per Person Share Twin
7th—25th October 2018, Sydney to Sydney

VISITING: Rome, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, Verona, Venice, Ravenna, Assissi, Orvieto, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi and Capri

Includes: Sightseeing throughout with inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; ; internal flights. 4 star hotels as stated or similar. 17 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 9 dinners. Fully Guided with Escort  ex-Sydney based on 16 Travellers. International Air with Thai Airways including taxes , surcharges and fees.

Just For Us! Extending our tour to the south we will take in the historic Pompeii, the fantastic sights of the island of Capri and the Amaflfi Coast, we also have an optional visit to the Borghese Gardens included and a fantastic Italian Cooking Class!

For Full Details Click Here

2018 looks like a fantastic year doesn’t it! If 2018 is to early for you or we are not going to one of the destinations you are seeking let us know. With plans in the pipeline to cover Queenstown, China, South Africa, Cairns, Britain & Ireland, Rotorua, India and the Mississippi in 2019 there might be something you want just a little further out!

Mississippi, Mekong, Rhine & Rhone Cruises – Book now and Save


In 2016 and 2017 My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters have group departures on three fantastic river Cruises. In May 2016 we have a Mississippi Cruise, in August 2016 we have a combination Rhine and Rhone River Cruise and in February 2017 we have  Mekong River Expedition.

These are run in conjunction with our industry partners (Evergreen Tours and Travelmarvel), and are subject to our partners deals and specials – that means if you want to look at early booking discounts, fly free deals, early payment discounts and more, than now is the time to make your reservation and lock in your spot aboard one of these fantastic cruises!

For more details please contact My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or email us at


Girls Day Out – Join Us For A Day At The Races


In 2014 we were a proud sponsor offering a major prize draw at the “Girls Day Out” at the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Club. Our staff and a number of our clients enjoyed a fantastic day out at the races and we are excited to announce that we are doing it all again! So, we would like to ask you all to come!

Join Us! For “Girls Day Out”At the Races!

When: Sunday 24th May 2015, from 11am
Where: Shoalhaven City Turf Club

We have free entry for up to 40 guests and would love to see you there! To reserve your entry ticket please call (02) 4421 5577 or stop by My Travel Expert today!


APT & Travelmarvel Solo Specials

We have had a fantastic response from a number of our travel industry partners in regards to product that works for the Solo Traveller – from APT, Wendy Wu, Peregrine, Uniworld and many more. As part of our attempt to keep you abreast of some of these fantastic options we have as we can, been posting notices and letting you know what is available outside our dedicated group departures. Keeping that in mind we have been advised of some fantastic Solo Specials from APT and their sister company Travelmarvel which we thought we would share. For any further information on these please contact us at My Travel Expert / Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or by e-mail on

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General Update From The Shoalhaven Solo Sisters


We have a few updates for everyone in regards to our group departures, as well as our classifieds where single travellers have requested we seek out companions for them for specific trips. To start with though let me announce that we have still got a few limited spaces on our 2015 Golfing Tour of New Zealand .. if you were looking to travel you can find details here but spaces are limited so if you want to go contact Julie now on (02) 4421 5577 to secure your Space

​Updated Group Departures Notices

Hong Kong Experience:  SOLD OUT!

We have come to a point where we have to close sales on this trip, it looks to be a fantastic departure and those signed up are incredibly excited – keep an eye on our website towards the end of September and we may post up a happy snap or two from the trip.

Hunter Valley Weekender:  CANCELLED!
We have sadly not made the numbers for our Hunter Getaway. To that end we are cancelling it – for those that have paid deposits we shall be in touch shortly to talk about refunds and alternatives.

Murray River Weekender:  From AU$777 Per Person Share Twin*
At this stage we are still short numbers to confirm this departure – if you have ever wanted to experience a traditional Paddle Steamer this is your chance. Let us know now if you want to come along!

Canada & Alaska: from AU$11,422.50 per person share twin before discounts, subject to Availability.*
We have just passed our 12 Month Early payment special. We do still have a few other special options available and for those booking in August we can still offer our AU$250 early deposit discount. For full payments in August to October we can offer an AU$200 per person early payment discount, or AU$100 per person for payments made between November and January. At this stage you can still have the per person share twin price discounted down to a price starting at AU$10,972.50 per person – so if you want to go this is the time to confirm.  New Flyer Available Here!

Spectacular Europe River Cruise: from AU$10,275 per person share twin before discounts, subject to availability.*
For those wanting to take advantage of the AU$400 per person early payment discount, then now is the time to book as this expires on 30 August.  We are also down to 1 cabin left in Category E – meaning once that goes any cabin price will  start in Category D, an extra AU$295 per person. New Flyer Available Here!

*Terms and Conditions Apply

​Updated Classified Notices

Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos: Lady Seeking Travel Companion 2014/2015 Tour

We have a lady seeking a travel companion for a trip taking in the Wild West of the USA on a Trafalgar experiences programme! Experience a program filled with scenes of the Old West. Experience the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park and get a taste of exciting ranch life at The Ranch at Ucross. Saddle up for a horseback ride and rub shoulders with true wranglers as you discover the unique wildlife of Bear County USA and the majesty of the iconic Mount Rushmore on this Wild West holiday. Please contact us for more details if this sounds like something of interest for you!

China 2015: Lady Seeking Travel Companion, May 2015

We have a lady that is travelling to China and doesn’t mind sharing – so if you would like to go and meet a room-mate before travelling this may be the option for you! 21 Days from Sydney to Sydney, visiting Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, the Yangtze River, Yuangshao, Guilin, Kunming and Lijiang. Covering the best highlights of China from the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors to the Three Gorges and the Stone Forest. A fantastic exploration of this destination. If you are interested in possibly doing this please do not hesitate to contact us!

European River Cruise: Lady Seeking Companion, September 2015

We have a lady joining our European Splendours Cruise who is looking to extend and do the Rhone from Paris to Nice taking in the highlights of Southern France including Beaune, Chalon-Sur-Saone, Tournus, Macon, Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Vivers, Avignon and Arles enroute. The option is there to join for both cruises, or just on the Rhone. If you are interested please contact us for further details!

Red Hatters Cruise: Lady Seeking Companion, February 2015

For those that have been considering joining the Red Hatters Cruise to Moreton Island we do have a single Lady looking to travel with someone – so if you were wary of a single cabin cost this is your opportunity to save! Just contact us for more details!

Shoalhaven Solo Sisters, Not Just For The Ladies


Although the initial purpose of the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters initiative was to match up single female travelers for groups, these tours and programmes  – indeed the entire initiative, is not just for our single ladies, but for single travellers.  

With the successful launch of the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters programmes and the overwhelming response from the ladies of the Shoalhaven we are extending our Solo Service – to the Gentlemen that have the same concerns.

So if you are a Solo Gentleman (or know a solo Gentleman), either because you are a long term bachelor, recently widowed, or have a partner or spouse who just doesn’t like travel, then the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters is the thing for you!

We have several group departures in the works that the fellas are more than welcome to join, and can as always try and match people up for the individual trip

So if you or someone you know, wishes to join our initiative – and this is a shout out to the guys –  let us know!


SSS Race Day Invitation – May 2014

A lot of those registered with us on our mailing lists have received this already, but we are aware that there are a number of followers who are not on the direct mail list – and we do not wish you to miss out! We are holding a social event this month, and while places are limited we would like to invite you to attend and get a chance to mingle with some of our other Solo Travellers.



If You wish to Join, Just let us know!