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Quote of the Week: Education vs Travel

Today's quote tackles the question of which is more enriching: education or travel. Continue reading

Easyjet or Eurostar? The best, fastest, cheapest way to get from London to Paris

The results may surprise you. Here is a direct comparison, in terms of time and money, of taking Eurostar or Easyjet between London and Paris. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Mpumalanga, South Africa

South Africa's Mpumalanga province wowed this Solo Travel Society member with its gorgeous landscapes and wildlife. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Hydra, Greece

The perfect way to end a day of exploring Greece: a glass of wine, a plate of olives, and a beautiful sunset. Continue reading

Solo Travel: Knowledge and Tools for Safety

Choose a destination based on solid information. In this post, you'll learn about an apt that will help you do just that and see a TED Talk that explains why it's important. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: It Becomes a Part of You

Anita Desai, Indian writer and professor, tells us that the places we travel become a part of us in some way. Continue reading

Solo Travel for Boomers: The World Awaits in More Ways than You Think

It's not just the destination that awaits you. As a boomer traveling solo, it's a myriad of new experiences. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Ionian Islands, Greece

This Solo Travel Society member proves that it is possible to explore the Ionian Islands without a car, while falling in love with the beauty of Greece. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Tea Time in Morocco

Enjoying tea in the Sahara region of Morocco, courtesy of a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Quote of the Week: No Yesterdays on the Road

This quote from William Least Heat-Moon points out that the people we meet when we travel alone do not see our baggage, but see us as we are right now. Continue reading

Travel the World Without Leaving Home… with a thanks to Chris Rock

If you travel (and watch film) for a unique cultural experience, you really needn't go far. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: George Town, Malaysia

This Solo Travel Society member went off in search of the last local tradesmen at work in George Town, and found more than she expected. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Checking the Time in Prague

The Astronomical Clock in Prague's Old Town Square is being prepared in this photo contributed by a member of the Solo Travel Society. Continue reading

Manage Money. Avoid Fees. Keep Cards and Cash Safe.

Lots of tips on how to save money on your money and how to keep your cash and cards safe as you travel. Continue reading

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
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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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