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Quote of the Week: The Trail is the Thing

Louis L'Amour encourages us to slow down and enjoy the whole experience of traveling, not just the stops along the way. Continue reading

Azaleation: The Just Misses of Travel

Poems often tie up a series of life experiences in one idea. This is just as true of travel experiences and travel poems. Billy Collins offers us one here. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

Spending a day or two hiking and canoeing at a rhino sanctuary in northwestern Uganda is highly recommended by this Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Machu Picchu with a Guide

Meet Sergio, a local who shared this view of Machu Picchu with a Solo Travel Society member traveling in Peru. Continue reading

Solo Travel Europe: Top Tips, Advice and Recommendations

So you're going to Europe solo. What do you need to know? Here are the basics with great tips from readers of Solo Traveler. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: It’s the Journey that Matters

This quote about the importance of the journey over the destination comes to us from Ernest Hemingway, a man who knew a little something about the subject. Continue reading

The Rocky Mountaineer in Photos

Some travel experiences stay with you for a lifetime. The Rocky Mountaineer train through the Canadian Rockies is one of them. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Mykonos, Greece

A Solo Travel Society member discovers the beauty and charm - and art and food - of Mykonos. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sailing in the Cyclades, Greece

This Solo Travel Society member shares a photo taken from the boat while cruising around Greek islands. Continue reading

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
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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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