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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 twelve photos

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

I was a Guest of the Chinese Healthcare System

Here it is, a blow by blow account of my injury and recovery - thanks to my fellow travelers, traditional Chinese medicine and the Chinese healthcare system. Continue reading

China Through the Eyes of Others

The benefits of group travel for a solo traveler become clear when I visit China and enjoy the knowledge, perspectives and questions of others. Continue reading

Alone in Assisi

Assisi is a beautiful medieval town perched high on a hill. Here's a taste of it in eleven photos. Continue reading

The Jewels and Jewelry of Salvador Dali

Ah, the wonders of Salvador Dali. A man of many talents, a massive body of work and an ego to match. But jewels and jewelry - I hadn't known about these until visiting Costa Brava, Spain. Continue reading

Dublin on a Budget. But first…

Dublin, Ireland. Rich in history (the dramatic kind) and culture (the literary kind). Really worth a visit. Here's how on a budet. Continue reading


The thrill of dog sledding on my winter retreat. Lots of photos! Continue reading

Solo Traveler on Winter Retreat and an Invitation for You

My winter retreat in Northern Ontario was an adult pleasure that included child-like fun. Have a read. Continue reading

Small Town – Big Taste

On a journey to a small town to teach I get schooled in root vegetables. 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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