Published: June 14, 2024
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At The Good Life Abroad, we believe that travel in your senior years should be about immersion, not just observation. Our Experiences are designed to let senior solo travelers enjoy the city like a local, with the support of a community that quickly becomes like family.

Why Choose The Good Life Abroad?

Teresa, Lisa, Chris, Sharon, Paul, Max, Mary, and Tom chose The Good Life Abroad for a variety of reasons. They wanted to avoid the typical tourist traps and hop-on-hop-off bus tours, seeking instead a more authentic, rooted experience in Italian culture. Our programs allows travelers to stay in one place for an extended period, which helps them feel more at home and provides the freedom to explore at their own pace.

Pre-Trip Preparation and Support

Our participants highlighted the thorough and professional pre-trip communication, which includes video calls and anticipatory guidance on what to expect. This preparation helps alleviate any pre-trip anxiety, ensuring that by the time they arrive, they’re ready to start their adventure feeling relaxed and informed.

First Impressions and Settling In

Upon arrival, our clients are welcomed into fully-furnished, comfortable apartments that are centrally located and exceed expectations. The first day is crucial for setting the tone of the trip. A casual meet-and-greet with the group allows everyone to start forming connections that enhance their experience over the following month.

Building a Community

One of the most cherished aspects of The Good Life Abroad’s Experience is the sense of community. Weekly happy hours, the Tuesday Lunch Club, and other group activities not only introduce our travelers to rich culinary and cultural traditions but also allow them to forge strong bonds with their fellow participants. These interactions are often highlighted as a key factor in why our participants feel so at home, so quickly.

Cultural Immersion and Activities

Our community managers are always locals who are not only friendly but extremely knowledgeable about each City. They provide a curated schedule of activities that are fun and engaging but not overwhelming. From neighborhood tours to special events, these activities are designed to deepen the connection to the local culture and community.

The Impact of Living Like a Local

Living like a local allows our travelers to see beyond the surface of tourist sites. They shop at local markets, dine at neighborhood favorites, and learn the customs and nuances of Italian life, such as the proper way to toast with wine and why not to cut spaghetti with a knife.

Testimonials and Reflections

The testimonials from our clients consistently praise the balance of independence and support provided by The Good Life Abroad. They appreciate having the freedom to explore on their own with the assurance that help is just a call away if needed. Many describe the trip as life-changing, noting that they have made friends they now consider family.

A Continuing Journey

As our clients conclude their month, they don’t view it as the end of their journey. With new friends and a newfound confidence in travel, many are already planning their next adventure with The Good Life Abroad. They describe their experience as “fabulous” and eagerly anticipate their return, proving that our approach not only meets but exceeds the expectations of senior travelers looking for more from their travels.

At The Good Life Abroad, we're committed to providing experiences that are not just trips, but transformative journeys. Whether you're a seasoned solo traveler or just beginning to explore the world on your own, our programs are designed to offer a perfect blend of adventure, comfort, and camaraderie.

Why Wait?

If you have a month and a spirit for adventure, The Good Life Abroad’s Experience awaits. Don’t miss the chance to live, learn, and connect in one of the world’s most enchanting cities. You won’t be disappointed – our community of happy travelers is a testament to the enduring appeal of living the good life abroad.

Andrew is the Founder of The Good Life Abroad and has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years. His first experience living abroad was as a Peace Corps volunteer. He is also the Founder of Discover Corps, a company specializing in meaningful vacations for families.
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