, 2022-11-29 13:41:08,
Solo Traveler Snapshot
- Name: Tracey T.
- Age: 58
- Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
- Material Status: Divorced
- Favorite Solo Trip: Sedona, Arizona
Simple, encouraging words from a co-worker and life circumstances spurred Tracey to take her first step into solo travel, and she hasn’t looked back. She spends time traveling to her favorite places in a van she rehabbed herself. She’s learned a few tricks along the way and discovered what’s really important in life.
Solo Traveler Inspiration
TravelAwaits: What inspired you to travel solo?
Tracey: When I was 28, my sister, Chris, died of cervical cancer and she was only 42 (she left a husband and two kids, 12 and 9). When she was in hospice and I was the only one in her room at the time, I wondered what she wished she would have done while she was alive. Ten years later, her husband, Frank, passed away at 52 of a brain tumor. The day we buried Frank, we found out that my dad had a massive stroke and was in the hospital. He wasn’t expected to live but he did for another 3 years and eventually died in hospice of congenital heart failure at 72.
My sister, Pam, had many small strokes in succession when she was 62. She’s 68 now and in an assisted living home. I take her out when I can to go to dinner and I also help take care of my mom who is going to be 93. My brother, Al, found out he had colon cancer when he was 56 and he passed away 3 years ago…
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