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December 28, 2019

Five Golden Tips for Exploring the World Alone

Today’s solo seniors are confident, vibrant, and having a great time travelling the world. They are, however, vulnerable to unforeseen events that may affect their savings and future travel plans. The following are ways to help safely fill your golden years with adventure.

Start Small

Single senior travel tours are great for making new friends. They offer everything from all-inclusive packages to less structured itineraries with more options and open days to spend as you choose.

Pace Yourself

Unless you want to cycle long distance through Italian wine country or camp deep in Big Sur’s backcountry, you’re probably looking for stimulating but not overwhelming travel. Try starting with cities where you speak the local language. Once you get comfortable with senior solo travel, it will be easier to explore further afield.

Think Outside the Box

Look for group tours offering unique culinary or cultural experiences. A Danube River cruise will offer a different experience than a stay at a Mexican all-inclusive resort. Consider your travel goals, then plan accordingly.

Knowledge Is Power (and Makes for a Better Trip!)

Once you know what you’re looking for, do your research on what to expect. While a neighbour may have had a great time touring New England state capitals, you might enjoy a different experience. Seek out websites and travel agents that specialize in single senior travel tours to help get you on your way.

Travel Essentials

Wherever you travel, reading your Allianz Global Assistance travel insurance policy and knowing what you’re covered for are musts. For example, it can be informative — and comforting — to know that your coverage includes:*

  • Up to $5 million for sudden and unexpected medical issues
  • Up to $10,000 in trip cancellation and interruption benefits
  • Up to $5,000 for private duty nursing
  • Medical transportation
  • Return of vehicle (up to $5,000), excess baggage (up to $500), and animal companion (up to $500)

Need emergency assistance while travelling?

Call Allianz Global Assistance 24/7 from anywhere worldwide:

Canada/U.S. Toll-free:


*For complete details, please read your policy documents. Benefits apply to emergency treatment only. If further treatment is required once the emergency has ended, the interruption benefit is available to return travellers home for ongoing care.

Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators group of companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd.