JJ has traveled solo for business and pleasure. In both cases, she has found an opportunity for self-discovery. Here’s her story.
The floats, the bands, the scent of flowers and the smiles of people… Dale shares her joy of attending the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California.
Burning Man is that enigmatic destination of art and community. Guest blogger Joanna Haugen shares her not so solo experience of traveling alone to Burning Man, participating in a truly unique event and meeting wonderful people. Please have a read.
In “Pretty Woman” the Richard Gere character admits to his anger and the time he spent with a psychiatrist. Keith took a different path – solo travel.
I’d always dreamed of going to Croatia, though I never really knew why. I’d seen a few pictures and met travelers who recommended it, but they didn’t quite justify my overwhelming desire to see the country. Last June, I chose to put life as I knew it on hold: I left my job, moved […]
In the fall of 2008, I did the public train and bus thing in India and went to three hill stations north of Delhi. It was a trip I will not forget. The sweet-strange smell of India is forever etched in my scent memory. Here are some highlights: Last updated: 13th April, 2011
Thinking of solo travel for the first time? If you are contemplating it and feeling gun shy, I would suggest a short retreat as your first trip. Short retreats are great because they give you a taste of how traveling solo can be liberating and a confidence-builder.
June 10, 2009 I am only 21,547 days old. I can remember many of them, starting with swatting mosquitoes on the screen that covered the top of my baby crib. I can recall slithering out from under it and grasping the white crib’s round rails as I slid to the floor landing atop the shag […]
When traveling solo, you can’t share the costs with anyone. And to add insult to injury, you’re often asked to pay a single supplement. But it is still possible to travel on a budget. Here are some ways you can save money: Last updated: 12th October, 2009
Traveling in groups versus traveling by yourself. As we grow up, we’re taught that there is safety in numbers. We always have a “buddy” at school so if one child gets lost, hopefully the other will help them find where to go. We’re also taught not to engage in conversation with strangers. Last updated: 25th […]
Last year while I was touring around the south island of New Zealand on my own, I had an opportunity to attend a Hangi – this is a traditional way of cooking food in a covered pit using hot rocks… derived from the wonderful Maori culture – a culture I am quite fond of and fascinated by.
Eating alone was one of my concerns when I embarked on a five-month round-the-world solo trip last year. I never liked eating alone and the thought of sitting at a restaurant on my own, twiddling my thumbs while my meal was being prepared, was not exactly enticing. A month into my trip and I was […]
I used to think that hostels were just for the under 25 set, but because of the economic downside, more people of all ages are looking for a cost-efficient alternative … Last updated: 10th May, 2014