Is it safe to travel alone?
Solo Travel Destination: San Francisco, United States
One Day in Florence: an itinerary in photos.
Book Review: The Art of Travel
Pic of the Week: Flamenco Beach, Isla Culebra
Bike tours for Solo Travelers: 5 reasons, 5 tips, 5 things not to worry about.
The steam train is credited with changing our notion of time and space. I suggest that we let train travel change it again.
The first public steam train ran in 1825 in England on 25 miles of track, reaching 15mph. It was a startling event.Travel was no longer limited by access to waterways or the potential of two or four legs. As things sped up, Continue reading
We’re excited to have Canadian Film Girl as a guest blogger. Have a read!
Growing up in Alberta, Shawna’s wanderlust was nurtured at an early age. After a brief stint pursuing acting she rounded up a crew and shot her first short film. Self taught, Shawna soon wrote 2 large scale, self-funded projects. She landed on location in Vancouver for her 1st Indie Feature Film but ended up lost with desert racers in the USA, Mexico, Europe and Northern Africa for her 1st Documentary Series. She soon became labeled as ‘Canadian Film Girl’ (CFG) by her peers and followers around the world. The name stuck and the adventure continues…
Nomadic in nature, guided by an innate and overwhelming curiosity of all things, CFG is tagged for tracking purposes. Currently based in Gastown, Vancouver, Canada, join in her adventures on Facebook and Twitter @CFilmGirl, where the line between indie filmmaking, research, reporting and real life can’t be drawn.
I feel like a covert operative most days. In reality, I am just a film girl who can’t stop getting on a plane. Continue reading
June 10, 2009
I am only 21,547 days old. I can remember many of them, starting with swatting mosquitoes on the screen that covered the top of my baby crib. I can recall slithering out from under it and grasping the white crib’s round rails as I slid to the floor landing atop the shag rug on which I loved to play. It was my first solo adventure and I didn’t even know how to talk. Continue reading
I didn’t see it coming. I don’t know why. I should have.
My youngest son had just about every one of his July birthdays on the road. At two, he was headed west and celebrated at a Swiss Chalet in Thunder Bay. At three, I poached him a cake on a Coleman stove at a campsite in Newfoundland. His 5th was in the south of France. At 11, we actually took him out of school for a year to travel.
Superheroes have to be extroverts to take on the world. For Superman, this is natural. His superhero costume is always on. He covers it up to become Clark Kent and blend in with the world then changes in a phone booth with window on all sides! He is, without doubt, an extrovert.
Spiderman, on the other hand, Continue reading
As the story goes, when Queen Victoria received a guest who poured tea into his saucer and drank from it, she promptly did the same. Good manners dictated that making her guest comfortable trumped Her… Continue reading
Our goal is to bring you the the best solo travel information possible. But where to start? What is the best? Solo travel can be discussed from so many angles and on so many levels.
We are eight bloggers and we each have a different idea of what is needed and wanted. So we try to cross the spectrum Continue reading
According to research on Google, more people from Ireland search for solo vacation information than from any other country. In fact, North America falls behind Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia when it comes to their interest in a solo vacation. Canadians are just a smidge ahead of Americans on the list. Continue reading
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
From The Invitation
by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
These words by Oriah Mountain Dreamer speak to the essence of what both she and Ainslie MacLeod shared in recent interviews about solo travel as a spiritual journey– that travel helps us understand the true desires of our hearts and souls. Continue reading
Traveling in groups versus traveling by yourself. As we grow up, we’re taught that there is safety in numbers. We always have a “buddy” at school so if one child gets lost, hopefully the other will help them find where to go. We’re also taught not to engage in conversation with strangers. Continue reading
Eating alone was one of my concerns when I embarked on a five-month round-the-world solo trip last year. I never liked eating alone and the thought of sitting at a restaurant on my own, twiddling my thumbs while my meal was being prepared, was not exactly enticing. A month into my trip and I was glad if I had the chance to finally have a quiet meal on my own! That’s the greatest thing about solo travel: Continue reading