Full datetime event:New York — Thursday, January 13, 2022From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmLos Angeles — Thursday, January 13, 2022From 9:00 am to 10:00 amLondon — Thursday, January 13, 2022From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmAthens — Thursday, January 13, 2022From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pmSingapore — Friday, January 14, 2022From 1:00 am to 2:00 amSydney — Friday, January 14, 2022From 4:00 am to 5:00 am
Would you like to travel independently — free from the confines of escorted tours?
Would you like to make your own travel plans, reservations, and decisions — independently from a travel agent?
Would you like to get more ideas for creating your own unique travel experiences?
Cathy was almost 60 when she landed in Peru—traveling independently for the first time in many years. It was midnight and she found herself wishing the plane would just take her back to Houston. But it was a good thing it didn’t. This was the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime.
Over the next months and years, she honed her skills at creating and executing her own travel plans as she journeyed through Peru and Europe. Then she jumped outside her comfort zone and went to Kyrgyzstan, India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia. She is currently planning her own personal version of the Orient Express—a two month-train excursion from Paris to Tbilisi, Georgia.
During this presentation, you will learn more about:
- What independent travel is (hint: it's not necessarily solo travel)
- Advantages and disadvantages of independent travel
- How to overcome apprehension and decide what is right for you
- Tips for becoming an independent traveler
- When you might want to utilize guided excursions
- Free resources that take you through the brainstorming and planning process
Whether you're planning to go solo, with a partner, or with your whole family, Cathy will show you how to have control over your own itineraries to create the travel experience that's right for you.
Cathy Fulton is a fiber artist, travel blogger, and the author of Dream. Plan. Travel. Your Guide to Independent Travel on a Budget. She became a world nomad in 2017 at the age of 63, and now doesn’t have a residence. She's a retired, solo independent traveler. This means that she plans and books all her own travels and doesn’t go on organized tours. Her goal is to travel cheaply so that it's financially sustainable. She avoids the tourist sites, choosing instead to discover ways to experience cultures deeply by looking for people who share her passion for local cuisine and the fiber arts. As a result, she has met hundreds of people, many of whom have become lifelong friends.
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