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How to Travel Alone

The Challenge of Transitions: 10 tips for stress-free solo travel

Solo travelers can experience more stress because they are totally responsible for every detail of their trip. Here are 10 tactics to lower the stress and enjoy. Continue reading

Solo camping: tent or RV?

For solo campers, does it really make a difference whether you're in a tent or RV? Here's my pros and cons list and my conclusion. Continue reading

15 Ways to Be a Good Traveler: solo or otherwise

Being a "good" traveler will help you get the most out of your travels. Here are 15 ideas to consider on the subject. Continue reading

Defying Disabilities: 6 steps to traveling solo

Traveling solo with disabilities requires special attention to personal needs and the travel companies you'll use - but it can be done. Here's some advice from experts. Continue reading

Travel Hair Products: answering a reader’s concern

This is in response to a reader's email. Another curly haired girl, she was looking for hair product and packing tips. Here they are... Continue reading

Solo Travel: The stress that is money

The balance between my means and my desire to travel always tips to the side of travel. My "means" means money and not having enough for my travels can cause stress. Here's how I cope. Continue reading

A Road Trip Alone: be prepared with these 10 tips.

Ah, the open road. Taking a long road trip is fun but doing so alone requires a bit of planning. Here are the tips you need to know. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

With only an afternoon to wander, this Solo Travel Society member enjoyed walking around Philipsburg and people watching on the boardwalk. Continue reading

Best Accommodation for Solo travelers

Accommodation is a major travel expense - especially for the solo traveler. Here are a few choice lodging alternatives you'll want to consider. Continue reading

Travel Camera: I knew I had the right one when…

Buyer's remorse be gone. Here's why I'm confident that my travel camera was a good choice. Continue reading

Where to Drink Wine in Toronto

Wine is inherently social, so wine bars are a great place for solo travelers. Here are some fantastic options in Toronto. Continue reading

Arizona Road Trip: first feelings, findings and photos.

My first few days of my Arizona - Colorado road trip have been absolutely fantastic. Here's a taste of what I've lived and what's in store. Continue reading

Travel Technology: keep your photos and files safe in the cloud.

Accessing files when on the road. Backing up photos so that even if all your technology fails you haven't lost your precious photos. This is what this post is about. Continue reading

Is it Weird to Travel Alone? The manifesto returns.

First published in 2009, it seems the manifesto is still needed to respond to the query, "is it weird to travel alone?". Here it is again. Continue reading

Bare Minimum Packing – Gear!

Travel gear. It can be fun. But it can also weigh you down. Here are travel gear recommendations from your fellow solo travelers. Continue reading

Solo Travel to China: 32 Tips You Need to Know

Ah, the nuances of a country and it's culture. Ah, the nuances of China! Here are 32 tips you should know before embarking on a trip to China. Continue reading

Is it Time for a Solo Travel Makeover?

As life changes so can the when, why and how of your travels. Here are five questions to consider. Continue reading

Hello from China: a few photos for you

Here is a teaser of my first week in China - with a hint of the stories to come - in a series of photos. Continue reading

10 Simple Tips for Successful Solo Volunteering

Volunteering is a popular travel activity that is especially great for solo travelers. It connects solo travelers to community and other travelers. Here's 10 simple tips to get it right. Continue reading

Travel Technology: Increase your security and reduce costs

Every trip I try to improve my use of technology. This time I'm making a big leap forward with the help of Doug from Doug has refined my technology strategy. Here's his first post in a three part series. 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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