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Road Trip: the backroads of Emilia Romagna, Italy

Driving the back roads of Emilia Romagna, Italy was fun, empowering and a feast for the eyes. Continue reading

Joy and Balsamic Vinegar: this is what life’s about

A quest for Balsamic Vinegar results in an understanding of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena and the delightful hospitality of the family that produces it. Continue reading

Ciao from Bologna: taking it slow

Traveling slow has many benefits, including the time to patiently wait for the right time to take photographs. Continue reading

7 Things that Happen When You Do Nothing

What I needed was a holiday. I didn't need to travel but to be quiet, calm, solo. So I went and, amongst all the doing of nothing I found that much happened. Continue reading

Udaipur: the Venice of India in Photos

Udaipur - the Venice of India and the highlight of my memories of India. Continue reading

Lhasa, Tibet: see for yourself.

What I saw in Lhasa didn't match what I expected. Have a look for yourself. Continue reading

The Luxury of Jordan

From accommodation to food to activities, Jordan is a luxury destination in many ways. See it all in pictures. Continue reading

How to Chautauqua

Now that I've whetted your appetite for Chautauqua, here's how to plan your visit. Continue reading

Cooking in Canandaigua

Picking up local produce at a farmers market and preparing lunch with the guidance of a chef is a recipe for a great solo travel experience. Continue reading

More Fun with a Paper Bag I’ve Never Had

For a first-timer, I had a spectacular 4th of July. Continue reading

Chautauqua: Coming Up Against Myself

A week in Chautauquao is a week of culture, education and relaxation. It's a fabulous destination for a solo traveler. Continue reading

Falling in Love with Dr. Frank

On a trip to the Finger Lakes, Tracey falls in love with a doctor and his wines. Continue reading

Monument Valley and the Question of Historical Truth

The drama of Monument Valley which provided backdrops to many Hollywood films also provides the material on which to consider the potential for historical truth. Continue reading

Of Shakespeare and Pigs

Most people travel to Stratford to see Shakespeare. Tracey went to visit a pig farm. Continue reading

The Meaning of Landscape: road trip through the American Southwest

On my solo road trip through Arizona I experienced red buttes, mesas, canyons and cliffs. Here are photos of all. Continue reading

Paying Forward a Kindness on the Road

Sometimes the opportunity is perfect. Memories flood in. Kindness drives you forward. And the result is new friends. Continue reading

Walking Into the Past… present and future.

A worthwhile stop between Phoenix and Sedona, Arcosanti is truly one of the more unusual communities I've ever visited. Continue reading

Sitting Still in St. George’s

Sometimes you seek out interesting experiences when you travel solo - and sometimes, they come to you. Continue reading

China Beyond the Wall and Behind the Walls of Locals.

China - in the homes of locals, joining an English class at a rural school, line-dancing in the evening... this is, for me, what travel is all about. Continue reading

China – Three highlights and ten photos

Seeing some of the highlights of China is a highlight of my life. Continue reading
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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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