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Solo Travel Safety: who to trust

Meeting and spending time with locals and other travelers is one of the great things about solo travel. However, to do so you must first decide whether to trust the person. Here are a few ideas on how to make that decision. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Easter Island, Chile

The maoi of the isolated Easter Island were a sight to behold for this Solo Travel Society member. Continue reading

Transported to India

From the beauty of the Ganges to the bustle of Delhi to the wonder of cows in the streets, please enjoy this photographic escape to India. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has it all, according to this Solo Travel Society member, and she predicts you will fall in love with the beaches, the mountains, the wine... Continue reading

How to Avoid the Single Supplement and a Great Deal for Canadians

Accommodation is the prime culprit in the single supplement. Here's how to get around it and a great deal. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Venice, Italy

A Solo Travel Society member shares a photo of her first glimpse of a gondolier in Venice. Continue reading

Solo Travel & Education – lots of tips and where I’m teaching this summer.

Travel and learning. Travel and education. This post is packed with opportunities and how-to advice. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Lalibela, Ethiopia

This Solo Travel Society member describes her visit to Lalibela as "a walk into history." Continue reading

Travel Deeper: how to connect with locals

Meeting locals is one of the best ways to really dig deep into a culture as you travel. Here are 10 ways to make that local connection. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Muxia, Spain

A triumphant shot of a Solo Travel Society member completing the Camino de Santiago trail across northern Spain. Continue reading

A Solo Vacation: stimulation, education and relaxation

For me, a solo vacation is a little more relaxing than solo travel. Here's my solo vacation of 2014. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Mexico

While exploring Mexico, this Solo Travel Society member was so struck by the landscapes that she felt like she was dreaming. Continue reading

Reframing Life Through Solo Travel

I summarize all of my public talks by explaining why solo travel is so great. Here is some recent inspiration for expanding on this theme. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: The Matterhorn. And a goat.

This Solo Travel Society member met a very cooperative goat in the Swiss Alps, who posed for a photo with The Matterhorn. Continue reading

Vancouver, SF and LA by Train – what I spent in eleven days.

Here's how I spent my money on my Vancouver to Los Angeles train trip. Continue reading

Solo Travel Destination: Sukhothai, Thailand

A Solo Travel Society member shares her first trip to Thailand, and the experience of exploring the ancient ruins of Sukhothai. Continue reading

Solo Travel Can Be Easy: Bremen in three hours and 16 photos

Bremen is a wonderful German town to visit but, more remarkable on this excursion was how easy it was - everything just fell into place. Continue reading

Book Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Solo Traveler reader Anne found Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance the perfect companion on a recent journey. Find out why and join the discussion. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Folegandros, Greece

Never underestimate the difficulties of making an epic selfie, says this Solo Travel Society member of her gorgeous photo from the island of Folegandros. Continue reading

Solo Travel: 42 things I now know.

There is much to know about solo travel. And much to learn. Here are 42 things I've learned in my five years of publishing Solo Traveler. 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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