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Solo Travel: Why do we go to sad places?

I thought that this would be a good follow-up to the article on Berlin published on Tuesday. Why do we go to sad places? Please add your thoughts to the comments. Continue reading

Recommended: Solo Travel to Berlin

Sit back for an armchair trip to Berlin. Guest blogger Dian Emery takes us there with a vivid description of the major sites. Continue reading

Solo Travel with the Shore In Sight

A short musing on where people get the confidence to travel solo. Continue reading

Tips for the Shy Solo Traveler.

Here are 5 tips for traveling solo in silence and 5 more for traveling solo socially that even shy people can use. Continue reading

Solo travel in India: A Letter from Calcutta

This is a beautiful, thoughtful story that takes you to the streets of Calcutta and the works of Mother Teresa. Continue reading

Solo Traveler: February’s Fave Five

After a bit of a delay as I deliberated the fate of my Chilean trip, here, finally, is February's Fave Five. Continue reading

Chile: whether to travel during a travel alert.

Well my decision as to whether or not to go to Chile is made. Here it is and the thoughts that went into it. Continue reading

How to Donate to Chile Earthquake Relief – Canada

It looks like the best I can do for Chile right now is donate money and let others know where they can donate as well. So, here's a link to an American site with an excellent list places to donate funds and the list for Canadians that I've come up with so far. I'll add to it as I can. Continue reading

Solo travel safety: government registries.

Had the Chilean earthquake happened a week later or my flight been a week earlier... well, it has me thinking about the government registry for travelers. Continue reading

Solo Travel to Chile: torn between two values

My plan was to go to Chile this coming Friday but with the earthquake yesterday I am having second thoughts. Continue reading

Solo travel to Brisbane

Sean is in his early 20s, living in China. He recently traveled to Brisbane, Australia and learned how to make his own fun as a solo traveler. Continue reading

Solo travel, Cheap Eats and the Blues Highway

When I solo travel, I prefer to spend less on food and more on doing things. But I still like to eat well. Here are some recommendations for cheap and cheerful eating spots on the Blues highway. Continue reading

Travel & Art Intersect on the
Road to Understanding.

Six serious travelers share their thoughts about how movies, books and music have intersected with travel for inspiration and understanding. Continue reading

Solo Traveler:
Modern connections to ancient Greece.

In Athens you can see modern theater and concerts in the ancient amphitheater Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Just one of the modern connections to ancient Greece. Continue reading

Travel Solo and Enjoy the Magic of Lake Ontario in Winter

Have you been to Ontario? Have you seen the Great Lakes? Here are five pictures of the Lake Ontario one stunning winter day. Continue reading

How to travel alone:
10 tips to survive culture shock.

Out of respect and to increase your safety, it is important to adapt to local customs and cultures -- especially when you travel alone. Here are 10 tips to help you slip into just about any scene. Continue reading

Love, the Olympics and
is somebody camping in your head?

Hmm. This is the promised follow-up post to the Confessions post last week. But, it is not as planned. I hope you enjoy anyway. Continue reading

Why I Travel Solo

Here are Andy Hayes', publisher of "Sharing Travel Experiences", reasons for traveling solo. I especially like number 4. Continue reading

Carnival and Candies in Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain

Here's an unusual carnival celebration from Spain. There, it's all about candy! Continue reading

Solo Traveler’s Valentine’s Day Confession

This is an unusual piece for Solo Traveler. It's not about actual travel at all but, instead, about traveling through life solo - appropriate for Valentine's Day which is next week. Have a read. 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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