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Not any easy decision and one only you can decide. My wife, daughter and granddaughter have now had three coach holidays in Scotland and absolutely loved them. Not often a 17 year old likes spending holidays with oldies. But she did take a friend. The company were Lochs and Glens and everything went really well. Friends of ours use Leger coach holidays and have told us one of the benefits is that as well as visiting nice places, good hotels there’s also socialising within the group. Even when we had a caravan we would go on small group tours with Naturtrek or Explore and were surprised at how many solo travellers of all ages there were.
 
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Like several of you I lost my wife last July. I then done September and October for a week each..For what ever reason people I use to see were not there so bit lonely and evening the days were getting shorter and no one to tell about the day you have had. So 22 Nov booked for a coach holiday to Scotland. Hotel was fully booked with people from all over UK. From day one even getting on the coach people were greeting me. Trips out were interesting but as we have been many times all over Uk it was the people which made the holiday. So my thoughts on selling has become harder, at moment slightly in favour of selling. BUT my neighbour said would I miss my independence of where or when to caravan.
Plan next year with a 50:50 mix of coach and caravanning holidays, then you'll be much clearer which to focus on.
 
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Like several of you I lost my wife last July. I then done September and October for a week each..For what ever reason people I use to see were not there so bit lonely and evening the days were getting shorter and no one to tell about the day you have had. So 22 Nov booked for a coach holiday to Scotland. Hotel was fully booked with people from all over UK. From day one even getting on the coach people were greeting me. Trips out were interesting but as we have been many times all over Uk it was the people which made the holiday. So my thoughts on selling has become harder, at moment slightly in favour of selling. BUT my neighbour said would I miss my independence of where or when to caravan.
i would keep it and share your trips between coach holidays and your caravan and you like going fishing and what catches you get it your choice at the end of the day what you want to do
 
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I have been on coach holidays for many years and enjoyed them. Have only done one solo and got on very well with others on the coach. Only problem some hotels make a single suplimemt for single persons with a large amount per person per night but still only giving you a single room.
Also doing a lot of holidays with daughters so will not be missing anything that way.


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After my Dad passed away a year into retirement my Mum decided to try a coach holiday with a local company.
She was a single traveler and did indeed have to pay for a single supplement.
When she arrived at the departure point a group of ladies asked her if she was with anyone. She replied that she was alone, and the ladies said "well you're not now"
Since that meeting she has been two or three times a year with the same group, has become great friends with them and shares a room to keep costs down.

I'm so happy that she made that first trip. It was so sad when she had to sell the caravan after my dad's death as there plan was to start taking the caravan over to Portugal for the winter , taking Grand kids on UK trips in School Holidays etc
 
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I do understand the problem as my sister and sister in law are both now single travellers. Unfortunately hotels have to cover costs and the cost of servicing a single room is very near that of a double, they have to price the single room accordingly or the double rooms would be subsidising the single ones.
 
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My wife, daughter and granddaughter go away on coach holidays to Scotland and one always has to have a single room, but the cost isn’t extortionate. My wife and I went on one to Italy some years ago and it was great, with good company. Some companies have solo holidays, one is Leger who have three grades of coach holiday. . If we go on a coach holiday it would probably be using Leger Luxuria as those coaches have club class legroom, and at 6 ft 4 inches that’s now important to me.
 
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Me and the wife been all the way to Spain on a coach trip some years ago with me been 6ft 5inches they even help me onboard with my wheelchair and upgraded my seat because the legroom was tight this had a toilet as well .We found the price was very reasonable .
 
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I have 2 holidays booked for this year so far, one to Wales in march and one coach holiday to Newquay Cornwall with a day trip to the Isles of Scilly in October. Still more to book, will be going with one or other or both Daughters.

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I have 2 holidays booked for this year so far, one to Wales in march and one coach holiday to Newquay Cornwall with a day trip to the Isles of Scilly in October. Still more to book, will be going with one or other or both Daughters.

Trevor
Hi Trevor hope you enjoy your breaks with your daughters
 

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