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.
When I speak to people who travel solo I am always inspired. But when I speak to people in their 60s and 70s who continue to travel solo I’m not only inspired but also happy with the knowledge that the adventures I have now can continue for another twenty or twenty five years. Last updated: […]
There were a number of movies at the Toronto International Film Festival this year that presented an impostor as the central character. These characters spun stories – their personal narratives – out of lies to make their lives appear grander than they were. I won’t ruin the films for you by revealing their titles […]
Travel by film. I do it every year at the Toronto International Film Festival. To report on my world tour, I have organized my film reviews geographically. Yesterday, they were from Ireland, the UK, Norway, Germany, France, Israel, somewhere in Africa and India. (Here’s a link.) Today, we go to Asia, the United States and […]
A film festival is a cheap trip. At TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, viewers travel to dozens of countries from every continent in the world through the eyes of filmmakers, scriptwriters, cinematographers… In nine days, I managed to attend 24 films. Not all were to my taste but just about every one was interesting […]
I’m pleased to have Dr. Jessie Voigts, the Publisher of Wandering Educators, contributing this post to Solo Traveler Share| Intercultural experiences are exciting, sometimes frightening, transformative, and often life-changing. When you’ve chosen to live or travel overseas, you have chosen to live on the edge – continually experiencing new things, and adjusting to a different […]
When I travel alone, I’m rarely lonely. Yet, when I went camping last weekend with my son and his girlfriend, I was. Why would this be? Given that many people ask me about loneliness as I travel solo I thought I should take some time to explore its meaning. Lonely and alone are two different […]
TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, is great for film lovers. But it’s not just about the films. It’s also about the people you meet in line and film talk with strangers. It’s an artistic, intellectual and social high. I’ll be tweeting about TIFF between films @solotraveler. I’ll also write a festival review Sept 22nd. […]
I am so very pleased to welcome Scott Rains as a guest blogger on Solo Traveler. Scott publishes the Rolling Rains Report – Precipitating Dialogues on Travel, Disability, and Universal Design. A big thank you to Scott for sharing his unique insights on traveling solo with a disability. Share| Janice Waugh exposed the heart of […]