A Support network for Solo travellers
Tagalongs can take the pressure off. An Adventure Team has done all the hard work – scouting out locations, organising over-night stays, planning groups who travel together. We don’t travel in convoys. Instead, everyone knows the next meeting place. We can drop off and do our own thing, take any route to that destination and have the security to camping together at night – and of course, enjoying happy hour with fellow tagalongers.
There will be tagalongs to the annual rally and to informal meet-ups like bush bashes and country musters, starting from a number of locations - often taking in local festivals along the way. Because these tagalongs are informal groupings, they are covered by our normal personal insurance (not the CMCA’s policy) as is most of our travel.The destination and composition of each tagalong will vary according to the ideas put forward by members. At times, several tagalongs may converge on a particular place to allow for extra socialisation. In all, tagalongs provide the security of travelling with friends and the opportunity to visit places that might be too confronting for an individual. And, of course, they are entirely voluntary. We can be part of any of the tagalongs or simply travel at our own pace.
The details of the 2020 Tagalongs are now on the Solos Network Facebook page. If you have registered for any of the Tagalongs, you will have received an email from Jean. If not, check the contact below,
Our leaders for the Southern Australian Tagalong are Rainey Parsell, Glenn Watson and Val Miton, plus all of our wonderful Entertainment Team. We will have all the usual fun and frivolity along the way with our Glam Up Friday Nights and our Theme nights and Dinners. Don’t forget any assistance and ideas along the way are gratefully received. We sincerely thank Rainey, Glen and Val for leading this Tagalong. We expect only a few will start at the beginning of the Southern Tagalong but more and more are intending to join along the way. Our Leaders will be joining you en route in Victoria.
Queensland Tagalong will leave from Cairns meeting up with the Southern Rally
at Curtain Springs Station prior to us enjoying Uluru, we can then all continue
together. Graham Kuchel and I will be leading this Tagalong. Of
course, we will also have our usual entertainment along the way.
We hope you have a wonderful, happy, fun filled trip, but please take a moment to read the Tagalong Guidelines which we have attached to every Itinerary printed. The success of our Tagalongs depends on everyone following these few basics.
Adventure Team Plans for 2020 (Posted July 2019)
Hi Everyone, to assist in your Travel Plans for 2020 I thought you may be interested in the Adventure Team’s planned Tagalongs for next year.
Our Tagalongs will start in February and will follow the Murray River from around the Corryong area through to The Mouth in Goolwa, travelling through wine regions of South Australia and the Flinders Ranges then onto Port Augusta. From there we will head up to Alice Springs for the fabulous rally planned by Gordon and Rainey, giving you the opportunity to visit the amazing Red Centre and all of the Tourist attractions along the way.
From Alice Springs, our plans are then to head north to Darwin, hoping to get to Darwin about Mid-June. This may be handy for anyone that needs to fly home to help out with School Holiday Duties (just a thought). We will then continue to Western Australia. Our initial planning is to slowly take in the Kimberleys and follow the coastline, getting down to the see the Wildflowers around September then to Perth around Christmas, again giving people the opportunity to get home for Christmas.
The plan after Christmas is to take in the South West of Western Australia.
Of course, we will always be flexible with our planning to allow members to attend the Solos Rally when dates are announced by the Committee.
These Itineraries are in the very early stages of planning and we will always welcome everyone’s input. Hoping this helps you for next years Travels.
Once you have done your travel plans and if you would like to join us next year for all or part of the Tagalong please feel free to email me anytime. My email is Jean.firstname.lastname@example.org
We must have emails, once again, to keep our records for booking purposes.
The Adventure Committee hope you enjoyed Tagalong 2019 and rest assured we will work hard again to make Tagalong 2020 as fun filled and exciting as possible.
Jean and the Adventure Team
Tagalongs are not sanctioned events.
Solos Network events, (and Chapter gatherings) that have been publicised in The Wanderer, are sanctioned events, and attendees enjoy added levels of insurance cover while in attendance. When we leave those events, we no longer enjoy that extra cover, and our level of insurance (motor vehicle, personal injury, personal indemnity etc.) reverts to our normal day-to-day cover.
Tagalongs are what is often referred to in our jargon as unofficial gatherings (UG), and attendees are wholly responsible for their own insurance cover while participating in a Tagalong.