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Live Creatively and Travel More – 7 ideas

Live creatively, save money and travel more. That's it. That's what this post is about. Continue reading

No Guilt Solo Travel: 6 thoughts on making yourself a priority

Sometimes the wrong things hold us back. Guilt is frequently one of those wrong things. Here are 6 ways to shift your thinking and travel solo. Continue reading

I Was a Lazy Traveler… until I went solo.

We may have to work harder for a solo travel experience but the benefits are clear. Continue reading

In Defense of the Selfie

It's not narcissism. Taking a selfie when traveling solo is not only a great souvenir but valuable for your identity. Have a read. Continue reading

The Importance of the Journey – New Year’s 2014

The beginning of a new year prompts contemplation on where we are and where we're going. This year I'm thinking about the importance of the journey. Continue reading

Do Be Do Be Do – a year of solo travel

My year in review explores the balance of being and doing as a traveler. Continue reading

Caught in the Act of Becoming

Solo travel is about much more than travel. It's about building confidence, discovering new interests and talents and living life to your own rhythm. Continue reading

Passports with Purpose: Win a Trip in Morocco with Intrepid Travel

Passports with Purpose is the annual travel blogger fundraiser. There are prizes to win and a great cause to support. Please participate. Continue reading

So, who are we? – results of 2013 Reader Survey

We are a force to be reckoned with. Just have a look. The numbers from the 2013 Reader Survey suggest that solo travelers are intrepid, globally focused and growing in numbers. Continue reading

The 2013 Reader Survey: your opinions, kudos and criticism are requested.

To keep Solo Traveler relevant and valuable I'd really like your feedback. Please take my 10 question survey. Continue reading

Money, Solo Travel and Happiness

Happiness. We all want it. According to recent research, solo travelers may be in a better position to get it than most. Continue reading

Zen and the Art of Solo Travel

You know... You are not who you were... You are becoming Continue reading

Travel Solo and Practice 3 Essential Life Skills

I have often throught that this blog is about life first with travel as the backdrop - but it's been subtle. Here I bring the subject of life, front and center. Continue reading

Solo Travel and “The Way”

The movie "The Way" with Martin Sheen got me thinking about what it is to travel solo. Continue reading

Two Powerful Concepts for the “Why” of Travel

I know you'll love the "Loves" but I hope you'll read the "Concepts" too. I gained language at Chautauqua with which to frame my travels and my work on Solo Traveler. Continue reading

Your Solo Travel Questions Answered on Facebook

Announcing a new feature on the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Honoring those who contribute such great thoughts on same. Continue reading

Her Face is a Map of the World.

Inspired by KT Tunstill's song, "Suddenly I See", I gave it some serious thought and, finally, concluded whose face I believe "is a map of the world". Continue reading

Of Stinging Eyes and Pledges: an Earth Day contribution

This Earth Day has caused me to consider the carbon footprint of my travels, what I can do to improve and make a contribution that could also benefit you. Continue reading

A Solo Point of View: versions of self

It's interesting how, when traveling solo, a new dynamic uncovers other versions of yourself and you don't only learn about the country you're in but also the countries of those other travelers you encounter. Continue reading

Trash the Travel Checklist and Consider…

There are so many fascinating places to visit in the world. Places you've never considered. Wherever there are people and nature, there is something interesting to experience. 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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