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Caught in the Act of Becoming

Solo travel is about much more than travel. It's about building confidence, discovering new interests and talents and living life to your own rhythm. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Spinning in Texas

A great shot of the Ferris wheel at the Texas State Fair, courtesy of a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Affordable London! 32 free and low-cost tips

London is an expensive city. But there are many ways of making it affordable. Here are a few. Continue reading

Passports with Purpose: Win a Trip in Morocco with Intrepid Travel

Passports with Purpose is the annual travel blogger fundraiser. There are prizes to win and a great cause to support. Please participate. Continue reading

Making Points Part of Your Saving Plan for travel

In this year's Reader Survey you told me that money is the number one reason you don't travel more. Here's how I use points to stretch my travel dollars. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sapa, Vietnam

From a coffee shop in Sapa, this Solo Travel Society member shares the peaceful view. Continue reading

Sleeping with Strangers: the hostel experience part I

Hostels are not just for the young. Here's the first of two posts about my hostel experience and how to make the expensive cities of London and Paris affordable. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Ao Nang Beach, Thailand

This Solo Travel Society member suggests tossing your watch and cellphone, kicking back and enjoying the beauty of nature at Ao Nang Beach. Continue reading

So, who are we? – results of 2013 Reader Survey

We are a force to be reckoned with. Just have a look. The numbers from the 2013 Reader Survey suggest that solo travelers are intrepid, globally focused and growing in numbers. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Driftwood Beach

Check out this striking photo of a Solo Travel Society member standing in the shadow of a tree on Driftwood Beach. Continue reading

Learning to Taste in Stratford

Acquiring tasting skills can enrich your travel taste experiences, as Tracey discovered at a culinary festival in Stratford. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Athens & the Greek Islands

Island-hopping in the off-season, this Solo Travel Society member found Greece to be a welcoming and budget-friendly destination. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sunrise in Thailand

A Solo Travel Society member greets the sunrise on the beach at Koh Samui. Continue reading

Solo and Slow Results in an Evening of Fine Food and New Friends

Yet again, traveling solo serves up an extraordinary experience, this time accompanied by delicious food. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Yoho National Park, Canada

To experience the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, this Solo Travel Society member recommends a hike in Yoho National Park in British Columbia. Continue reading

9 Tips for Those Who Struggle to Keep a Travel Journal

A travel journal can be one of your most treasured souvenirs from a trip. Here's how to make yours special. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Franz Josef, New Zealand

Behold this stunning mirror image photo of Franz Josef, New Zealand provided by a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Credit Cards: astute decisions reap rewards

Photo of deck of the Navimag

Cruising through the fjords of southern Chile, I took the Navimag ferry. There are certainly… Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Hanoi, Vietnam

This Solo Travel Society member reckons westerners will find Hanoi a pleasant surprise. Continue reading

Beautiful, Bountiful Italy: my souvenirs from Emilia Romagna

To rediscover a lost love is a wonderful thing. In this case, my lost love was food. In Italy, a country full of romance, it was found. Continue reading

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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