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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

“Baby Please Don’t Go”: how to tell your partner you want to travel solo.

People who see the real benefits of solo travel may be with someone who doesn't. Here are 9 tips on negotiating solo travel with your partner Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Florence, Italy

Florence is recommended by this Solo Travel Society member for its gorgeous architecture, art and scenery-and, of course, the delicious gelato! Continue reading

Chatting About Solo Travel on the Amateur Traveler Podcast

Talking solo travel... the recording of my interview with the Amateur Traveler. Continue reading

What If This Road – the Sunday Travel Poem by Sheenagh Pugh

I'm not sure if I agree fully with Sheenagh Pugh. Is it the road that presents surprises or the way in which we approach life? Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Antigua, Guatemala

A woman just happened to walk by as this street scene in Antigua was being photographed by a Solo Travel Society member. Talk about timing! Continue reading

Dining Solo: A Confession and a Discovery

Dining alone can be a bit intimidating for some solo travelers. But if you push yourself, there is much to enjoy! 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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