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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

Home is Where Your Heart is.

This post is from my personal journal. Traveling solo is wonderful but it is always nice to return home. Home, where the people you love - and therefore your heart - reside. Continue reading

Recovering from Loss by Following a dream.

Another in our "Personal Legend" series. This time a beautiful story about recovering from loss through travel. Please have a read. Continue reading

Solo Travel and Four Obstacles to Your Personal Legend

Living the life you were meant to live - the life of your dreams - is not always easy. But it is possible. This post kicks off April's theme: solo travel and pursuing your personal legend. Continue reading

How to help Japan by giving locally – #Blog4Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have been devastating. Knowing the best way to help can be confusing. Todd provides reliable information on local charities to help with relief. Continue reading

Begging schemes: the Price of Admission?

A self-deprecating story and some serious thoughts - all on begging. Continue reading

Solo Travelers: 10 Reasons to Read The Alchemist

Solo traveler, are you living your dreams? Are you creating your personal legend? Please have a read of this and then read The Alchemist. Continue reading

Recommended: Travel solo for pure, childlike fun.

When was the last time you had fun like a kid. You laughed for pure physical fun not intellectual funny. Please have a read. Continue reading

About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

I'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 Nesbitt I’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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