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Solo Travel for Boomers: The World Awaits in More Ways than You Think

It's not just the destination that awaits you. As a boomer traveling solo, it's a myriad of new experiences. Continue reading

Travel the World Without Leaving Home… with a thanks to Chris Rock

If you travel (and watch film) for a unique cultural experience, you really needn't go far. Continue reading

Reinstate wonder. Touch people’s lives.

Two different ideas from two different sources converge to enrich our travels for ourselves and those we meet along the way. Continue reading

The movie “Her” and a Life Question Solo Travel Helps Answer

There are moments in pop culture when I immediately think about solo travel. Watching the movie "Her" presented one. I hope you enjoy this musing. Continue reading

Exploring the Resort Vacation in Cancun

Exploring how to make the most of an all-inclusive vacation in Cancun, both on and off the resort. Continue reading

Reframing Life Through Solo Travel

I summarize all of my public talks by explaining why solo travel is so great. Here is some recent inspiration for expanding on this theme. Continue reading

Solo Travel: 42 things I now know.

There is much to know about solo travel. And much to learn. Here are 42 things I've learned in my five years of publishing Solo Traveler. Continue reading

Celebrating You! First time solo travel stories.

A tribute to you - the readers of solo traveler - with the help of Fatboy Slim and 28 readers stories of their first time traveling solo. Continue reading

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
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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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