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Travel for Play and Be First-Aid Ready

Unhindered by the demands of daily life, presented with opportunities to try new activities, travel encourages us to stretch the boundaries of life - especially the physical ones. And yes, it's a good idea to pack a First-Aid kit. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Going Alone

American author, poet, and philosopher Henry David Thoreau points out the obvious: if you're going alone, you can go right now. Continue reading

Two Sides of Venice Beach

It's not only developing countries that leave a traveler conflicted. My day at Venice Beach provided a wide view of America from gentrified communities to homeless ones. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Places to Go Near Ubud, Bali

Base yourself in Ubud, enjoy this magical city, but take in central Bali as well. Here are 10 destinations near Ubud that are worth the visit. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Berlenga Grande, Portugal

A Solo Travel Society member shares this photo of the Fort of Saint John the Baptist, from her first solo trip to Portugal. Continue reading

When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed: 43 Tips for Traveling Alone

When a fellow traveler on her first solo trip asked for help, the Solo Travel Society jumped in! Here are 43 tips for those times when you're feeling a little overwhelmed. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Waking Up in a Strange Town

This week's quote describes the excitement and anticipation of waking up alone in a place you've never been. Continue reading

Solo in Italy: Favorite Photos

Fond memories of Italy sent me searching for photos to share. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei comes highly recommended by this Solo Travel Society member for its wonderful people, gorgeous scenery, delicious street food and fascinating history. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Ganesha in Bali

Meet Ganesha, Hindu God of success, education, wisdom, and generally getting around obstacles. Continue reading

Reinstate wonder. Banish expectations.

This is 'Take 2' on a musing about travel and wonder. In this post we explore how to maintain that sense of wonder when we travel often - actually or virtually. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Discover It for Yourself

American writer, Wendell Berry suggests that discovering the world solo is the path to understanding that we are, in fact, not alone. Continue reading

The Magnificent UNESCO Temples of Java: walk with me.

Let me take you to the 9th century temples of Prambanan and Borobudur in photos. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Highlands of Scotland

This Solo Travel Society member found the ideal destination for a first-time solo journey, with beautiful scenery, tasty whisky, and friendly people. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: From the Rocky Mountaineer

A shot of one of Canada's many breathtaking landscapes, as viewed from the Rocky Mountaineer train. Continue reading

Exploring Bologna: Stolen Cadavers and Modern Medicine

A morbid imagination took me to the Anatomical Theater in Bologna to discover that what I had imagined was closer to the truth than I expected. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

Excellent advice for solo travelers from chef and food writer, Andrew Zimmern: be a traveler, not a tourist. Continue reading

Reinstate wonder. Touch people’s lives.

Two different ideas from two different sources converge to enrich our travels for ourselves and those we meet along the way. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Maldives

Hospitable people, sandy beaches, drift scuba diving, island hopping, and gorgeous sunsets add up to a recommendation from this Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: You Are Strong

Unexpectedly spotted on a telephone pole in Toronto: one of the best lessons that solo travel can teach us. Continue reading
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About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 8.52.44 PMI'm an author, blogger, speaker and traveler. I became a widow and empty-nester at about the same time. And then, I became Solo Traveler... Here's the full story. >>
Tracey NesbittI’m a writer, editor, food and wine fanatic, and traveler. On my very first trip abroad I learned that solo travel was for me. Here's the full story. >>

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