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How to Travel Alone

How to Find More Travel Time – 15 tips

In the 2012 Reader's Survey you told me that time was the second biggest reason you couldn't travel more. Well, here are a few ideas on how to take on this challenge. Continue reading

When the River is Your Highway – tips on cruising

Fresh from my river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna, here are my seven tips for solo travelers on a river cruise. Continue reading

Home for the Holidays? Embrace a bit of solo time.

Whether you're too alone for Christmas or would desperately like a little alone time... here are some thoughts. Continue reading

Accommodation and the Distance of a Dollar

You asked for it. In the Reader Survey you asked for more ways to save money when traveling. Here's just one way I'm responding. Continue reading

Saving Travel Dollars with Loyalty Programs

Right or wrong, I’ve more or less given up on airline loyalty programs. Right or wrong, I’ve more or less given up on airline loyalty programs. Here's why. Continue reading

Free accommodation: try a home exchange

Did someone ask for free accommodation? Here's an answer. Continue reading

Plan, Pack, Cruise

One trip. Many purposes. Work, play and cruise. Here's how I'm packing. Continue reading

How to Travel Solo: 50+ Tips

I wrote my 50 tips post when I first started Solo Traveler. It was definitely time to update it. Please leave your tips in the comments. Continue reading

Single Supplement Waived: Music to the solo travelers ears.

Single Supplement Waived is the key term that solo travelers look for when buying a packaged vacation. Here's how to find them. Continue reading

How to Rent Your Home and Go Traveling

Want to pack it in temporarily and trade it for long term travel? Renting your home may make it possible. Continue reading

Thin Air but Good Hair – coping with high altitudes

Warning signs and managing tips for high altitudes Continue reading

Everyone Deserves a Dalliance with Luxury

You may do luxury every time you travel solo or it may be a once in a lifetime thing. Whichever, here's how to get the best from a luxury trip. Continue reading

“Baby Please Don’t Go”: how to tell your partner you want to travel solo.

People who see the real benefits of solo travel may be with someone who doesn't. Here are 9 tips on negotiating solo travel with your partner Continue reading

Chatting About Solo Travel on the Amateur Traveler Podcast

Talking solo travel... the recording of my interview with the Amateur Traveler. Continue reading

How to Find Classes when Traveling Solo – 10 tips

Educational travel - taking classes and course while you travel - is great for solo travelers. Here's how to find them. Continue reading

Through the Eyes of National Geographic Photographers: 3 Tips for better photos

Exploring some of the best travel photos/portraits ever was a privilege and an education. Continue reading

At the Beach Solo – 13 tips for you and your things

So what do you do with your stuff when you're alone at the beach? Here are a few creative answers. Continue reading

Russia Through the Back Door – Really!

Getting inside the local culture is one of the great joys of travel. Here's one way that works. Continue reading

Five New Tips for Solo Travel

New trips result in new tips. Here are five suggestions for your solo travels. Continue reading

Soft Landings in Russia: day tours make challenging cities easy.

It was with a little trepidation that I went to Russia but taking these great day tours in each city made it easy. Continue reading
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About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

I'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 Nesbitt I’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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