Can a woman travel alone by car to distant places?
I'm a widow now living with a little dog. He's good company altho his conversational skills are slim. Ha!
What my husband and I were always going to do but never got around to was to take a driving trip across the northwest. I still think about doing that, sort of like a "Travels with Charley" kind of thing but wonder about doing it by myself.
My health is good so that't not a concern. The concerns I do have are safety, car problems and just plain boredom because of lack of conversation with another human.
I could try and join some group that might want to do the same thing but then you have the problem of being on a long trip and discovering that not only do you not know these people well or worse yet the longer you're with them the more you discover that your personalities don't mesh well.
I have two children but both live over 1000 mi. away. They both think traveling a long distance alone is a crazy idea.
Wendy: I'll let others chime in with their opinions but I did want to say that IF you do this... document it!
Either write a blog and post photos and comments along the way, or start a journal and write every night. Write about who you meet along your way, when you get lost, describe the scenery, just write it all down.
You could publish as an Amazon book -- for a fee or even for free -- simply to share a seniors travels with others!