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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: Are there any tour packages and directories on single travel?

A: Since you haven't mentioned your age, I'll presume you are in the 18-35 category.

Billed as the world's largest travel company for 18-35 year olds, Contiki Holidays provides several tour packages for the active young traveler. For the latest tours, visit contiki.com or drop by the nearest travel agent and request a brochure.

There are also clubs that focus on the needs and interests of the single traveler. For mature travelers, the New York based Go Solo Travel Club caters to the older singles over 50 who don't want to travel alone. Annual membership is $35US. For more info, call toll-free 800-354-4484 or visit gosolotravelclub.com.

Connecting: Solo Travel Network is a non-profit organization for solo travelers, which started in 1990 by veteran solo traveler and writer Diane Redfern. Members receive such handy tools as: the "Single-Friendly Travel Directory" a listing of over 250 travel suppliers, "Going Solo Tales," a collection of 15 quirky essays about the road and travel, six issues of "Connecting: Solo Travel News" plus more.

Always searching for cruises and tours geared to the solo traveler, this membership-driven community reports it does not organize, sell or lead tours. But if you're looking for tips, this may be the resource for you.

Need more info? Log onto cstn.org or phone 1-800-557-1757.

Lastly, The radio travel news bulletin show, Traveler's Journal reports on several solo sources. Here's a short list: Singles Travel International singlestravelintl.com and Travel Alone and Love It, travelaloneandloveit.com which also has a free monthly newsletter with tips, trips and resources.

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