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Run Off and Join the Circus? The Sunday Travel Poem

The best of travel. Hang around when you want. Take off when the fancy strikes you - yes, you can run off with the circus. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin

This photo of the lovely tulip-lined drive leading up to St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin comes to us from a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Thin Air but Good Hair – coping with high altitudes

Warning signs and managing tips for high altitudes Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Zanzibar, Tanzania

This Solo Travel Society member fell in love with the beaches of Zanzibar, where the air is scented with spice. Continue reading

Against Travel Bags with Wheels: today’s Sunday Travel Poem

A rant and a tribute to the lugging of luggage and what it means to travel. Oh, I do like this poem. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

The incredible colors and textures in this photo of the Danakil Depression have to be seen to be believed. Continue reading

Defy Nietsche – Travel Solo to Make You Stronger

A little lateral thinking takes us to the conclusion that solo travel does, indeed, make you a stronger, more capable person. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Sorrento, Italy

Long walks along the cliff road overlooking the sea, delicious gelato, evening strolls through the city-just a few reasons why Sorrento is a great destination for solo travelers. Continue reading

Sharing Solo Travel Stories on CBC

I wasn't sure how many people would call into the show so I prepared to talk - a lot. But I barely got a word in. It was great! Continue reading

Poet, Ambassador, Dancer… Genius – the Sunday Travel Poem

Another reason to add to the "why I travel solo" list. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: wild horses in Patagonia, Chile

This was an unexpected bit of excitement when setting out for a trek in the mountains. Continue reading

Everyone Deserves a Dalliance with Luxury

You may do luxury every time you travel solo or it may be a once in a lifetime thing. Whichever, here's how to get the best from a luxury trip. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: St. Petersburg, Russia

The destination of the week this time is St. Petersburg - more than just a stop on the cruise ship tours. Continue reading

Yikes, my friend backed out! Should I go solo?

There are many, many people out exploring the world solo. Perhaps you're meant to be one of them. Continue reading

Take Neither Camera Nor Notebook – a very short Sunday Travel Poem

Do you live your travels or document them? Do you have the balance right? This short poem evocatively puts the issue in its place. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sunset in San Carlos

The incredible colours of a Mexican sunset are captured in this shot of San Carlos, sent to us by a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Travel Memory: It’s 5am and…

A wonderful travel memory from eight months ago helps me manage the stress of now. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Oahu, Hawaii

For a first solo trip, this Solo Travel Society member recommends Oahu, Hawaii for the friendly people, easy transportation, and beautiful beaches and culture. Continue reading

Everything Fantastical Bombastical

Ah, the wonderful character's I've met traveling solo. The lesson from Mr. Bombastic: appreciate your average day. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Convent Hotel in Venice

A room with a view in a convent hotel in Venice that is lovely to look at from the outside as well. Continue reading

About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

Janice WaughI'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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