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10 reasons – 10 photos. River cruises are great for solo travelers.

So, bottom line, is a river cruise great for solo travelers? Yes, depending what you're looking for. Here are 10 reasons they are that should help you decide if one is for you. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Sri Lanka

This Solo Travel Society member tells us how to experience a lot of what Sri Lanka has to offer in just 10 days. Continue reading

How to Find More Travel Time – 15 tips

In the 2012 Reader's Survey you told me that time was the second biggest reason you couldn't travel more. Well, here are a few ideas on how to take on this challenge. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Snack Time in Hongsa

A solo traveler brings us this great photo of an elephant dining solo near Hongsa, Laos. Continue reading

Solo Travel Safety: My Kind of Strangers

Sometimes the things you learn as a child stay with you your entire life. This was the case with me. This safety tip informs much of the safety information I offer for solo travelers. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Dunedin, New Zealand

Internationally recognized gardens, heritage architecture, and the smell of chocolate in the air. A few reasons this solo traveler recommends visiting Dunedin. Continue reading

Woven: the meaning of life, time and travel

You told me you struggle with finding the time to travel. Well, the first step in fixing this is understanding the meaning of time... which took me to the meaning of life. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Check out this photo of a Solo Travel Society member reaching Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Breathtaking! Continue reading

Solo Day Tour of Vienna

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

Solo Travel Destination: Siem Reap, Cambodia

If you enjoy exploring temples, eating great food, meeting wonderful people, and traveling via tuk-tuk, this solo traveler recommends a visit to Siem Reap. 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

Pic of the Week: Sunflowers in Tuscany

This photo of a field of sunflowers in the sunny Tuscan countryside was provided by a member of the Solo Travel Society. Continue reading

A Big Blast of Privilege

With the advent of a new year I offer you three quotes by a wonderful author and three wishes from me. 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

Pic of the Week: Bonn, Germany

A Solo Travel Society member shares a photo of the lights and attractions of the Pützchens Markt in Bonn, Germany. Continue reading

When the River is Your Highway – tips on cruising

Fresh from my river cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna, here are my seven tips for solo travelers on a river cruise. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Mt. Bromo, Indonesia

A visit to Mt. Bromo, an active volcano in Indonesia, is highly recommended for the adventurous by this Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Home for the Holidays? Embrace a bit of solo time.

Whether you're too alone for Christmas or would desperately like a little alone time... here are some thoughts. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: The Wave

This solo traveler was one of the 20 people per day granted admission to hike The Wave and experience this beautiful sandstone formation. 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

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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