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Cheap Holidays = More Holidays

Sometimes, a deal is about more than saving money. It's about rich experiences - and the prospect of more travel. Continue reading

Travel Alone but Not Lonely – the pictures

This was one of the most social, lively, solo trips I've ever taken. Here are just a few of the amazing people who made this trip so great! Continue reading

Romantic Destinations for Solo Travelers

Looking for a little romance? The kind a solo traveler can enjoy? Here you go. Four wonderful and romantic destinations without couples hanging off each other. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Murals at Meenakshi Temple, India

This solo traveler in India captured the elaborate murals gracing the walls at Meenakshi Temple in the holy city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Continue reading

Solo Traveler: the best of January, the theme for February

Here you go. For those of you who don't check in often, here's what was most popular on Solo Traveler in January. And for those who want a sneak peak... here's what you can expect in February. Continue reading

Travel Solo to Santiago: in Pictures

A few select photos of beautiful Santiago. Please enjoy. You can expect travel stories on Santiago and all of Chile over the next number of weeks. Continue reading

Solo Travel: 6 luxury tips you can’t afford to miss

Solo travelers are often stung by the price of a little luxury. Here, luxury travel expert Sarah Lee shares here travel planning tips for luxury on a budget. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Blue Jesus in Paris, France

This solo traveler stumbled upon an image of Jesus while in France: projected several stories high onto Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Continue reading

Solo Travel Planning: the important though tedious details.

Money, insurance and documents - not the sexiest part of travel so this post is to the point and relatively painless. Continue reading

The Colorful Valparaiso, Chile

This is my first photo missive from Chile. Please enjoy the photos of the colorful Valparaiso. Continue reading

Solo Travel Planning: 6 long term survive and thrive tips.

These are tips that most people don't learn until they've suffered the consequence of not knowing them. Have a read. Jeff's given us the real good. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Staring Back in the Quiver Tree Forest

In the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop, Namibia, a solo traveler stopped to stare...and her subject stared right back. Continue reading

Confessions of a Solo BoBo

What's a BoBo? Are you one? Have a read. Continue reading

Feel Good about Your Vacation: resorts can be sustainable.

You take care of your environmental footprint at home. What about on vacation? Here's a few thoughts to help you choose wisely and feel good about your travels. Continue reading

Travel Solo and Save: Flights, Hotels and more.

It's a moving target. Travel and the online world changes quickly. Here's the latest that I have found to help you save money on flights, hotels and packaged trips. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Breakfast in the Serengeti


Breakfast in the Serengeti

The Pic of the Week is drawn from photos submitted to… Continue reading

Solo Travel in Thailand: Phi Phi Weekend

Spending a weekend in the Phi Phi Islands of Thailand, this solo traveler marvels at the scenery, fights off a monkey, and enjoys the ultimate beach experience of her trip. Continue reading

Compact Travel Camera Review

Ten hours. That's how long it took me to research my new camera for my trip to Chile. Here's what I was looking for in a camera and here's what I bought. Continue reading

Solo Travel Planning: inspiration, orientation and perspiration

Going some place??? Trip planning can be complicated - it's also the theme on Solo Traveler in January. Here's the first of the trip planning posts. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Sleepy in Shanghai

A solo traveler in Shanghai captured this striking photo of a young boy dozing off while doing homework in an M50 warehouse. 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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