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Solo Travel Destination: Istanbul, Turkey

This solo traveler was taken with Istanbul's fascinating culture, and recommends experiencing the live music, the Bazaar, the food and historical sites. Continue reading

Making Travel Meaningful

Travel can be a fun. But it can be more than that. Travel can also be meaningful. It can change who you are and how you see the world. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Vatanappally Beach, India

A Solo Travel Society member shows us the colors and textures of Vatanappally Beach in Kerala. Continue reading

Accommodation and the Distance of a Dollar

You asked for it. In the Reader Survey you asked for more ways to save money when traveling. Here's just one way I'm responding. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: St. Andrews, Scotland

I'm stepping in for a change and offering the Solo Travel Destination of the Week. My suggestion this time is St. Andrews, Scotland. Continue reading

Travel: It can make a big man silent.

A good person with a good heart can be in the dark. Mark Twain's comment holds as much relevance today as ever: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.. Continue reading

Rachel’s Skyscanner Trip to Oslo, Norway!

Our spontaneous traveler/winner of the Skyscanner contest in November was Rachel from Spain. She traveled to Oslo, Norway. Here's her trip report. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Dancing in Front of the Eiffel Tower

Our Solo Travel Society member expresses her delight at being in Paris and visiting the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading

Give Your Passport Purpose

It's time again for Passports with Purpose, the annual fundraiser organized by travel bloggers. There's lots of great prizes to be had in this online raffle fundraiser. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik today is a great solo travel destination, offering lots of outdoor activities, history, beauty and great walks. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Hiking in Nicaragua

This solo traveler is clearly Queen of the World, atop Telica, a volcano in Western Nicaragua. Continue reading

Saving Travel Dollars with Loyalty Programs

Right or wrong, I’ve more or less given up on airline loyalty programs. Right or wrong, I’ve more or less given up on airline loyalty programs. Here's why. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Visitors to Ubud will not only experience a fascinating culture, but will come away with a renewed spirit, says this Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

The Reluctant River Cruiser

Yes, I was reluctant. I just didn't see myself as a river cruiser. But experience can change everything. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

Look at the shades of white and blue in this pic of Iceland's Jokulsarlon Lagoon. Our Solo Travel Society member is even color-coordinated with the landscape. Continue reading

Renewed on the “Old”

Traveling is great but sometimes I need a real holiday to appreciate my travels. This short holiday was all i needed to renew my enthusiasm for travel. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Paris, France

Paris may be the city for lovers, but it is also an ideal destination for solo travelers. Continue reading

Free accommodation: try a home exchange

Did someone ask for free accommodation? Here's an answer. Continue reading

So Sad.

Overwhelmed by the Memorium Nuremberg Trials, I sat down in the museum and wrote this. It is, appropriately, Remembrance Day, 2012 Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Meditation in Orongo Bay, New Zealand

A solo traveler contemplates her surroundings in this great photo taken in Orongo Bay, New Zealand. 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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