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”.
And the winner is… Here’s the results of the “Stop & Stare” Photo Contest.
Yes, when you think about it there are many ways in which solo travel and yoga’s downward dog are similar. Here are just seven.
The holidays can be a challenge but you can use this post to inspire gift purchases for your traveling friends or send a hint to those who might be buying for you.
Paying it forward. In London last month I won a voucher for Hotels.com at a Tweetup and I thought, how can I have the most fun with this? Here’s my answer. A Photo Contest. Please read, enter, vote and spread the word. Fun for all.
I just spent two whirl-wind days in London at the World Travel Market, two travel tweet-ups and a Travel Bloggers Camp. It was amazing. Here’s a pictorial account.
Sometimes fear stops us from doing what we really want to do. This post identifies and breaks down the fears that some people have about traveling alone. I also reveal my own fears and how I have overcome them. Please have a read.
Fourteen years ago tomorrow, Quebec held it’s second referendum on independence and everyone knew that it could either way.
I was born in Quebec. I still have family there. This, was going to be a monumental day. I traveled to Montreal, visiting 5 families in the city, listening to positions moderate and extreme. I traveled to learn how to live with this potential change. We would have to coexist.
Travel helped. Please have a read.
What is sexy? When you break it down it doesn’t have much to do with looks, but confidence, unconventionality… ergo, solo travelers are sexy.
This post is inspired by John Francis who chose to spend 17 years in silence. I encourage you to try to travel solo in silence from time to time.