I found both beauty and silence on the beach near Tofino, British Columbia. The companion post offers a video about the extraordinary John Francis who lived silent by choice for 17 years.
There is something special about live theater. And there is something very special about traveling to see really great live theater. Here are my top theater destinations on my wish list plus the local festivals I attend every year.
When you break it down, we live our lives with a very short focal length. This all changes when I travel to into the mountains.
Afraid of going a little nutty traveling solo? Don’t fret. Here are the warning signs of too much alone time in your travels — and the antidotes.
The Gap year – a travel year – will fill the gap that formal education tends to leave. This is the case for everyone taking time in their 20s to travel.
The Blog Hop is a smallish travel contest with big, big prizes. Go to this post for your Play Card and the information you need for the Blog Hop quiz. I would love for a reader of Solo Traveler to win!
Take a break. Choose freedom. Solo travel is great at every stage of life. Find out why.
Do you fly first class? If so, you can give this video a pass. If not, enjoy Brian Regan’s (clean) stand-up routine lamenting the coach experience.
This is a post about smiling faces in troubled countries. At the end, there is a request. If you have a photo of a smiling face from a country that might be considered troubled, please share it.
I thought that this would be a good follow-up to the article on Berlin published on Tuesday. Why do we go to sad places? Please add your thoughts to the comments.
A short musing on where people get the confidence to travel solo.
Well my decision as to whether or not to go to Chile is made. Here it is and the thoughts that went into it.
It looks like the best I can do for Chile right now is donate money and let others know where they can donate as well. So, here’s a link to an American site with an excellent list places to donate funds and the list for Canadians that I’ve come up with so far. I’ll add to it as I can.
My plan was to go to Chile this coming Friday but with the earthquake yesterday I am having second thoughts.
Six serious travelers share their thoughts about how movies, books and music have intersected with travel for inspiration and understanding.
Hmm. This is the promised follow-up post to the Confessions post last week. But, it is not as planned. I hope you enjoy anyway.
Here are Andy Hayes’, publisher of “Sharing Travel Experiences”, reasons for traveling solo. I especially like number 4.
This is an unusual piece for Solo Traveler. It’s not about actual travel at all but, instead, about traveling through life solo – appropriate for Valentine’s Day which is next week. Have a read.
With the coming of the New Year our thoughts turn to resolutions and plans. It’s a good time to evaluate our meaning of success. That’s what this post does. It offers a new interpretation of success and the thoughts of six serious travelers on the subject.
What we think affects how we travel, see and move through the world. Here is a free eBook offering the thoughts of 70 people on “What Matters Now”.