No one ever talks about Jesus’ true miracle of having 12 close friends in his 30s. Because that might have been his greatest miracle of all. Because I just don’t get how He did that. I’m 33 and I’m single with no prospects in sight. It’s a little troubling due to my culture surrounding my religion, especially because once people get married they kind of forget they have other friends, which is understandable but frustrating for those of us left behind. I seriously have a single unmarried friend. Count them. Uno. She’s my usual travel buddy but she fell victim to a multi-level marketing scheme and had to declare bankruptcy. So she’s broke for the foreseeable future. There’s a lot of the world I want to see. Normally it’s not too bad to travel because I have her as a travel buddy, but I also have a cousin and a (married) friend who work for the foreign service and live overseas transferring every few years. If I want to go see somewhere I first check with my one remaining friend. If she can’t, then I check where my other friend and my cousin. See where they are stationed and if I want to go, I go for a ‘visit.’ Anyway, currently, my friend is in bankruptcy, my (married) friend is in the midst of a move and I don’t want to house crash next summer when they move to their new post. I want to give them a few months to settle in at least until I house crash, and my cousin is posted in Singapore (which sounds about as fun as nothing). But it’s been a few years since I’ve been on an overseas trip and I’m drooling wanting to go. So here’s my question. Ever traveled anywhere alone? If so where did you go? Would you recommend? Would you not recommend? Any thoughts for a 33 year old single woman traveling alone? I've been to most of Western Europe and while I wouldn't mind double dipping a few places, it's not necessarily ideal. *Sidenote while I don’t have very many personal connections overseas, people of my faith without a doubt would help me if I ran into trouble. So while I’d be traveling alone as long as my church was legally organized in the country I would have at the very least a couch to crash on in an emergency or someone inside the country who I could use as a viable contact.