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The Amazon Blitz is On!

Have you read the book? Can you write a review? Today is the Amazon Blitz and I hope you'll help. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Cube Hotel, Tyrol, Austria

As a solo traveler, this is the first hotel that I've really wanted to write about. It's unusual and I loved it. Continue reading

A Travel Injustice in Munich – or was it?

I was so tired by the time that I got to Munich that all plans changed and I enjoyed this very leisurely, very satisfying itinerary. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Montreal

This is the first post in a new section on Solo Traveler: Solo Travel Destinations. I'm hoping that readers will contribute and we'll get a resource of destinations that are rated to share. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sunrise in Cornwall

A Solo Travel Society member sends us this beautiful sunrise shot from the fishing port of Newlyn in Cornwall, England. Continue reading

18 Loves of Long Term Travel

Want to travel? Go! I lost my love just a few short years after returning from our long term trip. Fortunately, I gained many loves along the way. Continue reading

Solo Traveler Relearns How to Drink Coffee

Coffee doesn't mean the same thing everywhere. Join me for a cup of coffee in an 800 year old European city. Continue reading

Found in Translation

With the help of the Solo Travel Society, here's a wonderful treasury of words for which there are no true equivalent in English. Continue reading

Zugspitze Sunrise Greets Not-so-Solo Traveler

No travel partner means no one to get you going in the morning. This solo traveler certainly needed the push of another to get to see the beautiful sunrise on the magnificent Zugsptize. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sunset in New South Wales

This stunning sunset, and its reflection in a dam, was taken by a Solo Travel Society member in Hay, New South Wales, Australia. Continue reading


500. Yes, this is it. The 500th post on Solo Traveler. Here are a few thoughts about 500 along with my thanks and a tribute to you. Continue reading

Montego Bay and Negril in Photos

Check out a solo traveler's diverse photos from a trip to Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica. Continue reading

Solo Traveler in August: the Fave Five

Here's your chance to catch up on your reading of the most popular posts on Solo Traveler. Here are the Fave Five. Continue reading

Sorry — But You Really Need to Know About Travel Insurance

It may not be sexy, but for solo travelers, travel insurance is a must. Here's a few tips on how to buy the insurance that's right for you. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Piano Grande, Umbria

This Solo Travel Society member shares an impossibly beautiful sunrise shot over the Piano Grande in Umbria, Italy. Continue reading

Sweet, Sweet Jamaica

This solo traveler experienced the sweetness of the people and the food at a craft market in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Continue reading

The Alpine City of Innsbruck in Photos

An introduction to Innsbruck, Austria in photos. This is a very safe, small city and, I would say, perfect for solo travelers. Continue reading

Solo Travel Story from a City Host: Diana

Solo Traveler Inner Circle member Diana tells us about her very first solo trip, including tears, hugs and a new travel friend. Continue reading

I’ve Been Rehearsing for this Role my Entire Life

People assume that I'm an extrovert. I'm not. Here's how I grew into the role of a solo traveler. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: All Smiles in Angkor, Cambodia

After buying a bottle of water in front of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, our solo traveler captured the huge smile of the young vendor. Continue reading

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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