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“Because life is out there.” Career break information and inspiration.

A career break is a common dream for travelers. Here's the foremost career break expert giving us some information and lots of inspiration. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Smoking in Dubrovnik

In the night, someone added a little something to this sculpture in Dubrovnik. Continue reading

The Britrail Option: Riding the rails and protecting pedestrians

Everyone in the UK is much safer when I opt for the train. Here's how to select, buy and use a Britrail pass. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Sometimes a destination can surprise you. Tracey shares what charmed her on a solo trip to Harrisburg. Continue reading

What to Do at Night When Traveling Alone – 7 Tips

Truly. Traveling alone does not mean that you're confined to your room with a book come evening. There's lots to do. Here are a few of my evening and 7 tips. Continue reading

Book Review: Eighty Days

Enjoy our first book review as part of the Solo Traveler Book Club. Step back in time as two women race in different directions around the world in 1889. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: From Zambezi to Livingstone

A Solo Travel Society member shares a 100-year-old travel photo, featuring her adventurous solo-traveling grandmother in Africa. Continue reading

Beijing in 32 Photos

Beijing is a complex city of highway chaos, apartment blocks and beautiful historic sites. Here's a glimpse in 32 photos. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is a piece of paradise according to this Solo Travel Society member who loved the falls, the rafting, the food and strolling around Old Koloa Town. Continue reading

A Day Trip to Parma and the Source of Parmigiano-Reggiano

One has to rise before the sun to catch how Parmigiano-Reggiano is made and then enjoy other features of beautiful Parma. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sunrise over Langkawi

Some travelers actually get up early enough to capture a sunrise-like this one taken by a Solo Travel Society member in Malaysia. Continue reading

16 Tips for Successful Solo House-Sitting

House-sitting can be a great option for solo travelers. Here are some tips for doing it successfully. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Palermo, Italy

This Solo Travel Society member loved the energy of Palermo and recommends wandering through the narrow streets to get a feel for the city. Continue reading

In Defense of the Selfie

It's not narcissism. Taking a selfie when traveling solo is not only a great souvenir but valuable for your identity. Have a read. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Krakow, Poland

A friendly looking sculpture made this Solo Travel Society member smile on her very first solo trip. Continue reading

Paris’ Past in the Pantheon

A dreary day in Paris - what better to do than go to a crypt? A really beautiful crypt that reveals much of the city's history. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Charleston, South Carolina

For interesting architecture, great food, carriage rides and walking tours, Charleston is a great destination, according to these Solo Travel Society members. Continue reading

Money, Travel and the Future – 32 Tips on Saving

The desire may be to spend it all. Spend it all on travel. But that might compromise the future. Here's how to balance the two. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Pennsylvania Senate Chamber

Take a peek inside the Pennsylvania State Senate Chamber. It's gorgeous! Continue reading

Sleeping Alone: the hostel experience part II

A tale of two hostels and two cities. From my London-Paris trip, here's Part II of my hostel experience. Continue reading
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About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

I'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 Nesbitt I’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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