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Meeting People: The Chili Cheese Omelet Opener

Meeting people as you travel solo is easy with techniques like the Chili Cheese Omelet Opener. Continue reading

Solo Travel: Adventure in the Algarve

Part of our "Personal Legend" series. This time a story from Gwen and how she sees the Algarve of Portugal and how, when she's there she sees herself more clearly. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Volcanic Shore of Jeju Island, South Korea


Volcanic Rock Shoreline Near Pyoseon Beach


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Solo Travel and Four Obstacles to Your Personal Legend

Living the life you were meant to live - the life of your dreams - is not always easy. But it is possible. This post kicks off April's theme: solo travel and pursuing your personal legend. Continue reading

Solo Traveler’s Fave Five of March + April’s Theme

Have a look at what was most popular on Solo Traveler last month. Did you miss something important? And, as always, I reveal the theme for Solo Traveler in April. Continue reading

How to help Japan by giving locally – #Blog4Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have been devastating. Knowing the best way to help can be confusing. Todd provides reliable information on local charities to help with relief. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: On the Road in Spiti Valley

Traveling through Spiti Valley, where the terrain is constantly changing, this solo traveler gives us a view of blue, blue sky set against rugged landscape. Continue reading

Addressing Solo Travel Objection #1: ten safety solutions.

Solo travel objection #1 is about safety. Well, fear not. Here are ten ways to travel solo and safe. Continue reading

Recommended: Travel Solo to Havana

I highly recommend Havana. It's safe and it's fascinating. And, it will soon change very, very fast. Continue reading

Begging schemes: the Price of Admission?

A self-deprecating story and some serious thoughts - all on begging. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Contemplating Autumn in Oregon

You don't have to travel far from home to see something in an entirely new light. This solo traveler captured a magnificent pic of this tree in his own town. Continue reading

7 Ways to Overcome Solo Travel Objection #6

In an earlier post I identify seven things people don't like about solo travel. This deals with objection #6 in detail. Continue reading

Solo Travel to New Zealand – 10 #Blog4NZ posts

This week, travel bloggers all over the world are collaborating to support New Zealand after the Christchurch earthquake - the message: the country is ready to receive visitors. Because I've not been there myself, I give you 10 of the #Blog4NZ posts I found most interesting. Continue reading

Cracking the Travel Points Code

Are you collecting points but not sure the best way to spend them? This points experts gives us some pointers. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Drying Peppers in Bundang, Korea

After hiking a small mountain in Bundang, Korea, this solo traveler stumbled upon a mass of fresh peppers laid out to dry. Continue reading

Solo Travelers: 10 Reasons to Read The Alchemist

Solo traveler, are you living your dreams? Are you creating your personal legend? Please have a read of this and then read The Alchemist. Continue reading

Solo hiking: A pristine corner of Lake Michigan

Imagine, a 1000 mile solo hike around Lake Michigan. Enjoy Loreen's story and photos. Continue reading

Solo Travel: Budget your trip

Travel dreaming is wonderful. Travel budgeting, not so much. Follow these tips to get the most from your travels without painful bills after the fact. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: High Above Havana

What better way for a solo traveler to take in Havana than from a hotel rooftop? Continue reading

A Gentle Side of Myrtle Beach – Brookgreen Gardens

What to do in Myrtle Beach if you don't golf. Here is one activity that I highly recommend. 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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