I WENT ON A CRUISE WHERE MY ONLY FRIENDS WERE IN THEIR 70S. I'D RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE TO ALL SOLO TRAVELERS — ESPECIALLY WOMEN.

© Mikhaila Friel/Insider Mikhaila Friel with Celia Steele (far left) and Janet Russell in Amsterdam. Mikhaila Friel/Insider I traveled alone for the first time on Cunard's Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in October.  I met two passengers in their 70s who became my self-proclaimed "surrogate grandmothers." I'd recommend the experience to all solo travelers, especially women. "Are your mom an...

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