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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

Solo Traveler Fave Five: December

What's next on Solo Traveler? What did you miss? This post reveals January's theme and gives you the top posts on Solo Traveler in February. Continue reading

Travel for the Common Good: The thoughts of six seasoned travelers.

On a recent trip I met Rick ... who told me a story ... that prompted me to think ... that caused me to ask six seasoned travelers for their opinions. Here is the wonderful result. Continue reading

Travel Solo: If not now, when?

This final Flashback Post of the season points to the most important post I wrote in 2010. Please read as you make plans for 2011. To help you with those plans, trip planning will be the theme on Solo Traveler in January. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: The Houses of Hvar

In this photo by a Solo Travel Society member, the red rooftops of Hvar, Croatia are a striking contrast to the deep green of the surrounding landscape and the shimmering blue Mediterranean. Continue reading

Solo Travel: A Cautionary Tale

There is a reason that I write about safety extensively. The reason is that I was in a very dangerous situation in my first city of my very first solo trip. Please read and share. Continue reading

Solo Travel: 10 Tips to Save Your Travel Money

How do you pull together the cash to fulfill your travel dreams in 2011? Here are a few ideas. Continue reading

Christmas – oh, not solo at all.

Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating. I offer you this Flashback Post about the Christmas Carp in Prague. Continue reading

Pic of the Week: Morning Mist in Kodaikanal

In the Tamil language, Kodaikanal means "The Gift of the Forest". In this tranquil, misty shot it is easy to see why. Continue reading

Travel solo into nature

As a city girl, I have only recently discovered how much I love nature. Here are some favorite moments in photos. Continue reading

The Montreal Bagel from Fairmont Bakery – the best.

Hot from the wood burning ovens 24 hours a day. The bagels from Fairmont Bakery are the best. Here's a slide show of my visit. 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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