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Solo Traveler Fave Five for September

Did you miss something good? Surely you didn't read all the posts on Solo Traveler last month. Well, here's your chance to catch up on the ones that were most popular. Continue reading

A Solo Travel First in Tewkesbury

Now this is a first: a solo travel newbie takes her first trip, guided by members of the Solo Travel Society. Read about her adventures in Tewkesbury. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Vintage in Varadero, Cuba

A Solo Travel Society member shared this great photo of a family hanging out with their pristine vintage Plymouth in Varadero, Cuba. Continue reading

Solo not Selfish: “Secure your own oxygen mask first…”

Is solo travel selfish? It's been suggested on occasion so I decided to address it head on - with the help of 16 members of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is perfect for solo travel newbies and experienced solo travelers who want to relax and take in lots of culture. An excellent destination. Continue reading

Traveling The World in Film – part I

Every year I travel the world through films I see at the Toronto International Film Festival. - then I review the films for you. Here are the first eight from this year's festival. Continue reading

Solo Travel Story from a City Host: Scott
(I am in awe ~ janice)

You never forget your first time. A solo traveler recalls his first trip with wonder and gratitude. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: The Serene River Severn

This serene shot of the River Severn in Shrewsbury, England comes to us courtesy of a Solo Travel Society Member. Continue reading

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

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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