by no name please
Thanks Marianne for starting this subject/topic. As a soon-to-be solo traveler, and not so outgoing socially, my biggest fear in starting this journey is boredom and lack of human interaction.
As a single male, approaching 50, I wonder how many couple's would really "invite" me to their campsite for an occasional chat, dinner, etc. I would think a couple would be drawn to another couple for chat/dinners, not a single guy camping alone.
I realize you had success on your solo journey but I sense a solo woman would get invited to chat/eat at a campground far quicker than a solo man. I guess we will find out soon enough.
I realize it will be up to me to become a bit more social and outgoing, and I'm quite friendly with "hello's", etc., but I often find after the initial "hello, nice weather we are having" or "hello, how do you like your Lance camper", that its hard for me to keep the conversation going. Perhaps more open ended questions are in order.
And in case you are wondering, no, I am not some crazy looking creepy guy. Most would say I'm quite nice, handsome, approachable. It's just the sometimes "shyness" probably hurts some.
Anyway, great job in sharing tips for beginners. I'm sure even seasoned traveler's will benefit from this topic.