From the stage at the Smithsonian to the World Travel Market, Janice presents to audiences of all sizes.

Janice Waugh

Publisher, Solo Traveler

A love of travel, personal loss and an empty nest all conspired for Janice to begin Solo Traveler in 2009. Resonating with thousands of readers, the blog quickly went from personal to public and the Solo Traveler Project began.

This blog, interviews in the media, speaking gigs including The Smithsonian Institute, the amazing Solo Travel Society on Facebook, a solo traveler’s manifesto called Glad You’re Not Here and, most recently, The Solo Traveler’s Handbook all connect those who love and those who long to go solo.

Janice weaves tales from her trips with practical tips to ignite keynote speeches about traveling solo, living a great life single, personal resilience, and finding success as a location-independent entrepreneur.

Janice is co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, an online resource for bloggers and the Toronto host for Meet Plan Go, an event to inspire people for long term travel. In addition to writing on travel, she also has a writing practice specializing in articles and guides on small business management. Prior to Solo Traveler, Janice started, built and sold a small business.

Solo Traveler in the News

NPR – Winging it: How to travel alone.
Globe & Mail – How to avoid paying extra fees when travelling alone – Expert Interview with Janice Waugh for
Elliott – The top 13 travel bloggers of 2013
Amateur Traveler – Solo (International) Travel as a Woman with Janice Waugh – Episode 355
CNN – Five Joys of Traveling Solo
Washington PostTips for Solo Travelers
Toronto Star
Want to Throw it all Away and travel? Here’s how.
LA Times – How to Avoid Single Supplement Charges
Chicago Tribune – Going it Alone
Baltimore Sun – Going it Alone, Solo Travelers can navigate around the extra fees and barriers.
Women’s Radio - Janice Waugh – Solo Traveler’s Handbook
Dagens Nyheter, the Swedish national newspaper – Fem fördelar med att resa solo
La Presse – Astuces pour voyageuses en solo Toronto – Quit your job, travel the world and boost your relationship: learn how at this free Toronto seminar.
USA Today – Toronto rolls out the red carpet for celebs and U.S. tourists.
Toronto Sun – Travel the World Through Your Business Toronto -Ditch the date, keep the romance: Top solo getaways
Travel Trade Gazette - Video report: WTM delegates talk Twitter
The Art of Non-Conformity – Social Media as a Source for Good – Social Media Success Stories
Monkey Brewster
– #1 of “50 Women Travelers – Eat Your Heart out Eat Pray Love
Tours4Fun – Dare to Conquer the Globe Solo with Solo Traveler

Solo Traveler Speaking Engagements

Contact Janice about booking a speaking engagement.

Past speaking events.

May, 2013, Toronto Public Library Thought Exchange

February, 2013 – Hostelworld Annual Conference

March 8, 2012, Oakville Yacht Club
Traveling Solo – Discover the world as you discover yourself.

March 13, 2012, Eye Candy Meetup
Traveling Solo – Discover the world as you discover yourself.

May 1, 3 and 10, 2012, Toronto Public Library – Thought Exchange
Traveling Solo – Discover the world as you discover yourself.

October 18th, 2011 – Meet Plan Go!
Toronto City Host of this event on Career Break travel.

November 3-5, 2011, Blog World
Taking Care of Business

November 7 – 10, 2011, World Travel Market
How Working With Travel Bloggers Can Increase Sales & Brand Visibility

August 27th, 2001 – Travel Bloggers Unite, Innsbruck, Austria
Monetize Your Blog – Strategies and Ethics

July 11th, 2011 – The Smithsonian Insitutute
Cooking and Traveling Solo: a taste of adventure

February 17th, 2011 – Ontario Association of Social Workers
Workshop Leader: Social Media 101

October 25th, 2010 – Ontario Association of Social Workers
Workshop Leader: Social Media 101

September 14th, 2010 – Meet Plan Go Toronto
Toronto Event Host and Panelist at the meeting to inspire and encourage long term travel.

September 12th, 2010 – The Travel Bloggers Show
Panelist: One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don’ts for Niche Blogging

Janice is a regular host of the Global Blogger Network Webinars

Speaking topics include:

Blog Yourself a Business – an introduction to blogging as a career
Hitting the Road Solo – discover yourself as you discover the world.
The Importance of Now – balancing the present with the future