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Of Passports and Tap Shoes

Let your heart beat loudly. Live life large. Lessons from people who defy time and expectations. Continue reading

Three Solo Travelers & John Lennon

Imagine the world if... That's what John Lennon dreamed about. And then three travelers riffed on his dream... Continue reading

Age Brilliantly: never mind the gap

Age is a curious thing. It's relative. It's determined by you, how you live, what you do, how you think. Traveling solo is great for aging brilliantly. Continue reading

The Privilege of a Passport

Taking pause from the solo travel schtick to focus on the privileges I enjoy and how I might contribute better to others. Please have a read. It offers a chance to win The Solo Traveler's Handbook and a Kindle Fire to read it on. Continue reading

Solo Travel Means…

What does solo travel mean? Well it means many things to many people. Here's my take and that of the Solo Travel Society. Continue reading

What You Focus on Will Grow: You can travel solo.

Focus on your strengths and you can achieve amazing things. Continue reading

Travel and Travail

Travel. Hard work? Really? Why even bring this up? Well, there's a very good reason. Continue reading

Solo with So Many – giving thanks

Pondering about the meaning of traveling solo while preparing my Thanksgiving Turkey. Continue reading

Solo not Selfish: “Secure your own oxygen mask first…”

Is solo travel selfish? It's been suggested on occasion so I decided to address it head on - with the help of 16 members of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Continue reading

Traveling The World in Film – part I

Every year I travel the world through films I see at the Toronto International Film Festival. - then I review the films for you. Here are the first eight from this year's festival. Continue reading

Found in Translation

With the help of the Solo Travel Society, here's a wonderful treasury of words for which there are no true equivalent in English. Continue reading

I’ve Been Rehearsing for this Role my Entire Life

People assume that I'm an extrovert. I'm not. Here's how I grew into the role of a solo traveler. Continue reading

A Virtual Car Rally to Prizes

Going to Europe or the UK? Based there and want a holiday? Park Inn by Radisson has a contest that could get you hotel nights and more. (Sponsored post) Continue reading

Blurred Borders: My home in the World

As I travel the world I see glimpses of my home country. And when I'm at home I see glimpses of the world. Our borders are blurred and I think for the better. Continue reading

Solo Travel in Toronto: The World in One City

We solo travelers take our culture out to the world, and others bring theirs to us. Over time, there is a blurring of borders. Toronto is a perfect example. Continue reading

You. Alone.

You alone, traveling... it's a powerful experience. It helps you work on higher-order needs as Maslow described them. Continue reading

Your View or Your Way of Viewing: which does travel affect more?

""The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” What doyou think about Marcel Proust's statement? Continue reading

Ten Reasons Students Should Travel Solo

Summer break is the perfect time for students to give solo travel a try. Here are ten reasons why. Continue reading

My feet and a Computer. A blog and a book.

Yes, there's a book in the works. The Solo Traveler's Handbook. It's for those who love and those who long to go solo. Please, have a read to learn more. Continue reading

Going alone: travel, my personal Legend and Jordan

It's the 2nd anniversary of Solo Traveler. Time to look back and consider whether this I am pursuing my personal legend. The last the Personal Legend theme on Solo Traveler. Continue reading

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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