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Pic of the Week: Uluru, Australia

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, seems to change colors with the Australian sun. Check out this shot provided by a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

The Hermitage in Photos and Film

The Hermitage ranks as one of the greatest museums of the world. Through photos and video, I've tried to take you there. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Whistler, Canada

According to this Solo Travel Society member, Whistler is the place to be for active solo travelers who enjoy rock climbing, white water rafting, ziplining and gorgeous scenery. Continue reading

Should Things Go Wrong – the travel insurance lifeline

You don't apprecaite it until you really need it. Travel insurance is a travel necessity... should things go wrong. Continue reading

The Lady in 38C – The Sunday Travel Poem is by Lori Jakiela

Today's travel poem reminds us to take joy in every aspect of our travels. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Rocky Mountain National Park

Have a look at the wonder that is the Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, courtesy of a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Passion in New Hampshire

Three very different, very passionate individuals, met on a trip to New Hampshire. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Venice, Italy

The art, the architecture, the romance, the people-watching...this solo traveler recommends visiting Venice. And soon, as it's sinking! Continue reading

Sneaking In is Half the Fun

It's good to color outside the lines sometimes - to be a bit naughty now and then - and to discover places and experiences that you would otherwise have missed. Continue reading

Song of the Open Road: the Sunday Travel Poem is by Walt Whitman

The open road is part of the North American psyche. This is a fitting poem for the week in which both Canada and the America celebrate their national holidays. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Gazing at Vancouver, Canada

A beautiful shot of downtown Vancouver, from the vantage point of a bench on Granville Island. Courtesy of a Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Through the Eyes of National Geographic Photographers: 3 Tips for better photos

Exploring some of the best travel photos/portraits ever was a privilege and an education. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay, Jamaica is recommended by Solo Travel Society members in both the United States and Canada as a great destination with lots to see, do and eat. Continue reading

At the Beach Solo – 13 tips for you and your things

So what do you do with your stuff when you're alone at the beach? Here are a few creative answers. Continue reading

“For the Traveler” – the Sunday travel poem is by John O’Donohue

Today's Sunday Travel Poem is rich with ideal to mine that are relevant to the solo traveler. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Mt. Washington, New Hampshire

Cloud, sky and rock are layered in this Solo Travel Society member's photo from the top of Mt. Washington. Continue reading

My Love Letter to Travelers… to you.

It was about time. I finally did it. I sat down and wrote this love to travelers. To you. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Tanzania

According to this Solo Travel Society member, the animals are what draw you to Tanzania, but the people and landscapes are what make you want to return. Continue reading

The Rewards of Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

As a solo traveler, sometimes you have to step outside yourself, to push your boundaries. And sometimes, the result is a beautiful moment. Continue reading

Questions of Travel: a Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

The question of why.

Why do we travel? Why do I travel? Why have I… 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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