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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

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

The Gentleman of Amedgarh

The real India, the one off the trail that most tourists take, can be hard to find - unless you are invited to a wedding. Continue reading

Donna’s Skyscanner Trip: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

There's nothing like Vegas! And event better, Vegas when you fly there free thanks to Skyscanner. Here's Donna's report on her solo weekend trip. Continue reading

Finding Winter

I just returned from a wonderful, wintery weekend retreat. Here are photos to introduce you to the experience. More stories to come. Continue reading

So, what is it about Venice?

From one Venice to another without ever visiting the real Venice. Why is this city so iconic that many cities claim to be it? Continue reading

Oh the Places I’ll Go – 2013 Travel Plans

When travel dreams turn into travel plans... the only left is to go. Here are my plans for 2013 so far. Continue reading

Solo Day Tour of Vienna

A day wandering one of my favorite European cities. Lots of photos. Continue reading

O-M-G it’s Been 40 Years!

40 years later I return to the first hostel I ever stayed at. 40 years! Why would I ever do it? What was it like? Read on... Continue reading

Amanda’s Skyscanner Trip to New York City

Our spontaneous traveler/winner of the Skyscanner contest in December was Amanda from Ohio. She traveled to New York City. Here's her trip report. Continue reading

Why I love the Brits!

The British may think they're losing it but I don't. I see the good of the culture shining through in countless acts of courtesy and kindness. Continue reading
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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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