There are two sides to this post: managing the cost of your money while you travel and keeping your travel money (and therefore you) safe. The former is important because travel is expensive enough without incurring unnecessary fees and commissions for the right to purchase food, accommodation or services; the latter because the security of your money is doubly important when you choose to travel alone rather than with a companion Continue reading
You want to travel alone. The question is: where?
This post is not about making recommendations on countries, resorts or adventures. There are way too many possibilities to write a comprehensive piece with that information. Instead, I’ve tried to break down the decision process specifically for those who plan to travel alone. I’ve come up with questions for you to ask yourself because, while you can travel alone to any destination, you may not want to go to some.
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“How to Travel Alone” – that’s a pretty basic title. But then, this post is about the basics. Or, at least, it’s an introduction to a series of posts on the basics. To date, the series includes:
It discusses how to decide where to travel alone.
This afternoon, (Monday, October 12, 2009) I was walking down the street on my way to the local coffee shop when I ran into an artist acquaintance. We did the usual quick update. How she’s doing. How I’m doing. What she’s doing. What I’m doing. Continue reading
Ok. I’ll fess up. I don’t typically solo travel in luxury. High end hotels don’t appeal to me (except on the rare occasion) because I find the guests less friendly and the staff friendly in an obligatory manner. I like small hotels, B&Bs, hostels and the like for the casual atmosphere and camaraderie they provide. After all, being able to meet people more easily is one of the reasons I travel solo. Continue reading
Traveling cheap and solo can be a bit of a challenge. Just look at many of the deals that come via weekly newsletters from companies such as Travel Zoo and Independent Traveler and you’ll find, buried in the small print, the fact that most are based on double occupancy. But, with a little knowledge, effort and ingenuity, cheap is still possible for the solo traveler. Continue reading