Those of us who travel solo can be burdened by the single supplement for tours, cruises and resorts– essentially a surcharge because the business model for such operations requires two people to a room. But we can choose to travel differently and avoid this. There are even ways to travel solo and save. Continue reading
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 glad if I had the chance to finally have a quiet meal on my own! That’s the greatest thing about solo travel: Continue reading
When I was 15 I went on a cycling tour. Everything I needed for one month had to fit into two small panniers. That experience confirmed my commitment to packing light and helped create my family’s ‘one bag rule’: if you can’t carry it, you can’t take it.
The One Bag Advantage
I’m a huge fan of the carry-on. There are many advantages to packing everything Continue reading
Before I started this blog, I did a survey on the ever-valuable surveymonkey.com.
- What do you like most about solo travel? See “The Top Ten Reasons You Love to Travel Solo” for the answers to that.
- What do you like least about traveling solo? Dining alone in a restaurant tied with the single travel supplement.
The supplement issue was discussed in the last post. Now, five ways to deal with dinner alone. Continue reading