An online travel community has been set up to help ladies find new friends to holiday with - especially if their current partner is proving to be 'incompatible' to travel with. Thelma & Louise also posts deals for activity and fitness breaks and recently teamed up with GoToLearn.com to provide more activity-filled option.
Current ideas range from Pilates in France and Spanish lessons in Costa Rica, to dancing in Argentina and sailing courses in Australia.
The team say that they are seeing a growing trend for married women to take holidays without their husban
“I was inspired to launch Thelma & Louise after my own husband refused to come with me on a back-packers’ tour,” said Thelma & Louise co-founder, Christine Davies. “I found a female travel buddy online who shared my ambition to climb Ayers Rock and off we went, leaving my husband behind to enjoy his luxury, Sydney hotel.”
Writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, columnist Allison Pearson described what her travel agent has identified as “a classic case of late-onset Holiday Incompatibility Syndrome (HIS)” between herself and her husband.
“My idea of a relaxing morning is a smiley man with a tray – think Rafa Nadal’s cousin – bringing me something cool in a tall glass. His idea of a relaxing morning is finding a fossil or a church with a glass case containing the leprous finger of a saint who died a prolonged death that has a firework named after it."