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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solo Travel S U R V I V A L

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

Solo Travel Destination: Muonio, Finland

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

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

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

Quote of the Week: The Value of Home

Our quote of the week points out the value of home for measuring growth when we return from our travels. Continue reading

Solo Travel to Creative Destinations: 10 tips to go creative!

Creative travel is a new and growing form of travel. It focuses on local arts as an entrance into a culture. This guest post gives you 10 tips on how to travel more creatively. Continue reading

Solo Travel Safety: who to trust

Meeting and spending time with locals and other travelers is one of the great things about solo travel. However, to do so you must first decide whether to trust the person. Here are a few ideas on how to make that decision. Continue reading

How to Avoid the Single Supplement and a Great Deal for Canadians

Accommodation is the prime culprit in the single supplement. Here's how to get around it and a great deal. Continue reading

Solo Travel & Education – lots of tips and where I’m teaching this summer.

Travel and learning. Travel and education. This post is packed with opportunities and how-to advice. Continue reading

Travel Deeper: how to connect with locals

Meeting locals is one of the best ways to really dig deep into a culture as you travel. Here are 10 ways to make that local connection. Continue reading

A Solo Vacation: stimulation, education and relaxation

For me, a solo vacation is a little more relaxing than solo travel. Here's my solo vacation of 2014. 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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