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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

Solo Travel S U R V I V A L

Eight concepts pointing to 27 posts on how to travel solo. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: travel for a reality check.

Samuel Johnson, his words from the 18th century are as relevant as ever. Continue reading

Life, Death, Divorce and Solo Travel

From high adventure to profound learning, Solo Traveler reader, Elizabeth, shares her experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Muonio, Finland

Reindeer, Northern Lights, saunas, friendly people...you won't find a more enthusiastic recommendation for a solo travel destination than this one for Muonio! Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Uxmal, Mexico

A close-up of the Pyramid of the Magician, an ancient Mayan structure in Uxmal, courtesy of a member of the Solo Travel Society. Continue reading

Giving Space to All Life – of travelers and cockroaches

A story of travel, learning from another culture and a villain vindicated by a hero. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Solo Travel Encourages Reflection

According to Thomas Jefferson, one of the benefits of solo travel is the opportunity it presents for reflection. Continue reading

Chautauqua: my annual trip of renewal.

Where would spend your precious travel time to go again and again??? For me, it's Chautauqua. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Chartres, France

Lovely, tranquil Chartres comes highly recommended by this Solo Travel Society member for the architecture, stained glass, trompe l'oeil-and macarons! Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Canary Islands, Spain

This atmospheric photo of Playa de las Canteras represents a timeless moment in one solo traveler's life. Continue reading

More Behind the Scenes in Java and Bali

This is the second in a two part series on some the wonderful people I met in Java and Bali. This one is about the spontaneous meetings. There is also a link to the first post which includes the meetings that were part of the planned itinerary. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: Solo Travel Changes Us

Whether journeying to the other side of the world or to the city down the road, we are changed by solo travel. Continue reading

How to Get Through an Airport by Yourself – tips for summer.

Airports are my least favourite aspect of travel. Yours too? Here are 10 tips to get you through the airport with ease. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Nepal

Join this Solo Travel Society member as she shares her trip to Nepal - hiking, boating, dining, and relaxing by the lake. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Cruising in Paris

One minute you're boarding a train alone, the next you're cruising the Seine with a new friend. This Solo Travel Society member found solo travel very social. 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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