@upinworld Well I had typed up a long answer and I navigated accidentally to a different page and lost it! Bottom line is it’s hard for us to answer your question without knowing more about your personal likes/dislikes.
So, here is a VERY generic, generalized list of ideas to get you started.
*Trains are great for scenery - very old world feel to them although they are modernized of course
- Youth hostels - “back in my day” the cut off age was 35 so check if there is an age limit. Years ago I stayed in 3, and loved each of them…one was formerly a castle. I even loved the dank, damp, musty old London Boys Choir hostel for its flavor and character. They are all over the world. Study up on hostels - they are not for everyone!
- If you are a girl check out https://www.thelmandlouise.com/en-gb/
- If you love history - Europe, any and all of it. If heading to Europe learn how to read a train timetable.
- Do you want a guided tour or a do-your-own-thing trip? They both serve their purposes; they both have pro’s and con’s.
- I use tauck.com which is a river-cruise only tour operator to garner ideas and build a wishlist; they send gobs of catalogs.
- Is there a concert you’d love to go to in city you’d love to visit? Combine the 2.
- Are you traveling alone or looking for a travel buddy? There are travel clubs where you can connect with people also traveling alone.
I think if I were you, I’d buy a world map and some pushpins and start narrowing down what destinations are important to you? Then set a goal, 1 or 2 destinations x year. Build your savings up for this; you’ll be glad you did.
So basically, this is the web, and this is a free forum – you get what you pay for. If those didn’t spur any ideas or thoughts for you…at the very least you can go to the library and check a few travel books out.