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Flying to Germany Alone, Return with Family

Alright so I am flying to Germany alone and want to return with my spouse and daughter. They will need a return ticket back, how exactly can I book this online?
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Travelling to Poland alone at the age of 17

I'm headed to Poland from Copenhagen Airport by myself later this month. I am 17 and thus counted as a minor. Do I need any sort of notarized letter? I have confirmed that no permission is needed to ...
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Suggestions for 15 year old ( child / teen ) travelling alone

I'm traveling to Albania from Australia next week alone. I'll be taking multiple airlines (mainly emirates) Last time I traveled overseas was when I was 12, I traveled with my family. Any things I ...
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Is it normal for a guided tour of Mongolia to cost a couple of hundred dollars per day?

I understand that guided tours offer a lot that unguided tours don't. I don't have to worry about choosing destinations, activities, booking accommodation, the language barrier, and the like. And that ...
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What would be the best section in the plane to reserve a seat if you want to maximize the chance of not sitting next to anyone?

Other than the obvious answer of first class or business class, although I am sure on many specific routes that carry 'high-rollers' you might still find yourself sitting next to other passengers (...
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Teaching English as a foreign language charities for south america

I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a ...
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Crossing French-UK border under 18 alone

This august I am planning to travel around Europe and want to cross the French-UK border. I am under 18 and won't be with my parents or legal guardian, so what kind of documents do I need to have with ...
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Arriving in Venice - Single American Woman

I am traveling to Italy at the end of April/beginning of May and I am traveling alone. I have never been to Europe or traveled anywhere internationally (Canada and Mexico excluded). My flight takes me ...
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How do I avoid conversation with strangers while traveling?

Personally I hate traveling not just because I hate going to a new city but because of seeing strangers who are watching and trying to start conversation with me. Well talking with someone is not a ...
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Finding a place to stay in Cancun (or anywhere really) as a single male

How do I parse internet reviews to determine where to go as a single person? I am a single guy that don't usually take vacations (I have some degree of social anxiety), but for a multitude of reasons ...
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Bipolar sufferer travelling alone

Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.) and travelling alone. Hello, I wonder if anyone can give me some help and advice please. I'm travelling alone to Australia next year, which is mind-...
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How to make dining alone less awkward?

When travelling, I'm often alone in a city. This is okay for me, except for one situation: dining out alone is just awkward. Guests in restaurants are almost always either couples or groups and being ...
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Is it safer to travel with another person when hitchhiking in western Europe?

I hear some crazy stories where young hitchhikers get abducted and even murdered by killers who prey on young hitchhikers. Are the odds of such bad incidents high? Is hitchhiking in western Europe ...
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Local sightseeing in Sao Paulo on a budget - in a day, solo traveler - is it doable?

I will have a Saturday evening and a full Sunday for local sight-seeing in Sao Paulo. A few characteristics of my 1.5 days available in Sao Paulo being: Solo traveler, will be staying quite close to ...
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Do I need to have money when entering a country as a tourist? [closed]

Am I legally required to be in possession of X dollars/money to gain entry as a tourist, on a tourist visa, in any country ? If I arrive in the US on a B1/B2 (USA tourist visa) then can the CBP/DHS ...
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How common is it to get a last minute desert tour in Marrakech?

As per the title, I'm heading to Marrakech and wanting to do a tour either 4D/3N or 5D/4N. However I am travelling by myself (first time ever) and am having trouble finding an open group to go with as ...
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My family member has never flown, wondering if someone can meet him at his layover and lead him to his next plane

He has a layover in atlanta which is stressfull for anyone but its only 52 minutes and he has never been on a plane or in an airport, can someone meet him off the plane and lead him to his next gate ...
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Stay in Berlin for one night near Tegel airport

I have to stay in Berlin for one night. Please recommend me some places which are cheap, closer to public transport, food joints and safe. I do not mind staying in dormitories as long as its safe and ...
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Should I travel to Morocco alone as a young female?

I've already booked a flight for a one-week long winter holiday to Morocco. Due to a great change of circumstances (=breakup), my partner won't accompany me on the trip. I have never been to Morocco, ...
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I am 17 looking to travel within florida, what kind of places can I stay as an unaccompanied minor? [closed]

Any places I could stay safely, bed and breakfasts, inns, in daytona beach.
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Security issues for a girl travelling solo around Europe [closed]

I am an 18 year old girl from Hong Kong thinking of travelling to Europe for a month. My parents are worried about letting me out and the security problems in a foreign place. My English is okay but ...
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Are tourists or their staff at risk of bride kidnapping in the Kazakh parts of Mongolia?

I'm thinking of visiting the Kazakh parts of Mongolia, so that I can attend some kind of eagle festival, as the events there sound more interesting than those in a standard Mongol naadam. However, I'...
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Which airline offer flying for unaccompanied children (below 12 years)?

If you search for cheap flights with some flights search engines the problem is that you cannot send children alone. Is there a list of airlines accepting unaccompanied minors younger than 12 years?
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Travel restrictions for US teen living in London, wishing to travel the UK and Europe alone

In July I'm going for my second summer in London living/working with family friends. At the time of my travel I will be 15 (nearly 16), I'm highly independent and last summer I did a lot of solo ...
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Map apps- know where I will be on route at specific time?

Is there an app that will tell me what city I will be in at a given time along my route? Eg, if I leave NY at 2am to drive to Detroit, and the estimated total commute time is 10 hours, what city will ...
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How to independently visit Saudi Arabia?

I've read that Saudi Arabia doesn't grant tourist visas to independent travelers. I've also read that recently they grant visas to group of travelers, if the tour is organized by a recognized tour ...
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Crossing the German border as an underage travelling alone

My name is Madalina and I am 16. In June this year I am leaving my country by myself and have to fly in Germany as a stop-over to my final destination. I am interested in knowing whether there is a ...
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Are there any parts of the 9th arrondissement in Paris that is known to be unsafe?

My friend is thinking of renting a place in the 9th. As a single female who looks stereotypically lesbian for lack of a better way to say it… are there any issues in the 9th regarding women walking ...
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Contiki Alternative? [closed]

I am 22 years old and I want to travel to North America (solo). I have looked into Contiki tours however, are there any alternatives to Contiki for smaller groups of singles with less partying & ...
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On budget travel from Orlando Florida to Lake Charles LA [closed]

What is the most economical way to travel from Orlando-Florida to Lake Charles-Louisiana, I am travelling on my own. I can compromise in terms of the trip duration and level of comfort if I can cut my ...
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Unplanned backpacking across several European countries

I'm an undergraduate student, and upon graduating from my university a year from now, I want to travel solo across Europe. I want to be on this vacation for a month and a half. The catch is that I ...
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What historic sights can I see in Oslo on a 4 hour train layover?

During my journey through Norway at the end of August I'll have a 4 hour layover in Oslo. My train arrives on 07:04 at Oslo sentralstasjon and the train departs on 11:01 from the same station. This is ...
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Planning to travel to France from India as solo traveler

I am currently working in a company in India since 2 years but later this year I am going to Canada to pursue my grad degree.(I am an Indian national) Before I join my university in Canada, I want to ...
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Safety considerations for solo female business traveller in Mexico

I'm heading to León in Mexico next week in a business capacity. Other than the usual precautions that solo female business travellers normally take (don't go looking for trouble, have an emergency ...
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Beaches on lakes in Germany - security aspects

I usually travel alone, which raises security issues. The most serious they are on beaches near lakes - when I want to swim, I have to leave all belonging on the beach. I've never experienced ...
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Daisetsuzan Grand Traverse in Hokkaido [closed]

I have some doubts about the Traverse way: If I go at the end of April, what type of boots do I need? Is it snowy? How is the ground? How many km in 1 hour could you do if you walk fast? Do you know ...
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How can I travel so that I am never lost? [closed]

What should I factor in preparations so that when I travel, I am never lost ? Edit: I am specifically interested in travelling within Australia by road or taking direct flights between Australia to ...
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Can solo travelers go to a mixed gender onsen?

I'm planning on going to a mixed gender onsen (konyoku), and one place suggested to me in Nyuto onsen village, Tohoku, has a male only section, a female only section, and a mixed section. If I'm by ...
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Precautions to take when travelling alone around Ireland

I am thinking of visiting Ireland during October (Dublin, Cork, Killarney and ring of Kerry). That will be my first time travelling alone. As a woman I am already in a disadvantaged position. So what ...
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Celebrating birthdays without family in Japan [closed]

I'll be celebrating my birthday during my trip (solo) to Japan. Apart from special year birthdays (eg 3, 5, 7 years of age), is there anything special or unique to Japanese birthdays compared to ...
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Khiva to Bukhara (Uzbekistan) for solo traveller

I'm looking into how to get to Bukhara. I've been offered a shared taxi at USD 80 (200,000 soms). The Lonely Planet claims it should be about USD 15. I realise it's been a year since this was ...
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Minors travelling abroad alone from India

As I am 15 years old I could't find age of travel abroad alone. What is the age of travel alone to abroad from india?
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How dangerous is India for solo women travellers, or female-only groups?

Why India is not safe for solo women is an article in The Telegraph (UK) describing one woman's issues with sexual harassment in India. Some of the information there describes a worse situation than ...
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Social/nightlife in the US (NYC, Boston, Chicago) through hostels [closed]

So I'll be staying in hostels around these areas on the East Coast soon. I'm just wondering if staying in hostels gives you adequate opportunity to meet people and go out at night to clubs and stuff? ...
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Looking for a good 5-7 day challenging hike, in Central / Eastern Asia

I'm planning my leave for this year, and would really like to find a good hike to do in Central or Eastern Asia. Specifically, I'm hoping to find: Something with a company that takes small groups - ...
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One slightly groggy day in Sydney alone - what to see? [closed]

Tonight I leave for Sydney, Australia and I will arrive early Thursday morning. The event I am attending kicks off Friday. I plan to sleep as much as I can on the flights (I am good at sleeping on ...
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How difficult is it to get a chinese “L” visa when traveling alone

I am a Filipino passport holder working in Singapore. I am planning to go to Beijing this August, and I'd just like to know how difficult it is to get a Chinese tourist visa if you are traveling alone ...
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Karaoke for solo travellers

How can solo travellers do karaoke in Japan? Are there places where you can meet random strangers and do karaoke with them? Failing that, are there places where you can pay people (presumably female ...
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What are the best day-trips for a single traveler staying in Cairo?

I'm visiting Cairo, Egypt in November and was wondering what people would suggest as the best single-day trips and activities, and what tips might apply specifically to a single traveler.