The Solo Traveler Project: what can I do for you?
Just over two years ago I started this blog. It was a tentative initiative at first. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I wasn’t sure what would come of it. I certainly didn’t know that it would take over my life.
I just knew that I had to do it.
But it did take over my life. At least, it has become a very significant part of my life. And it has grown.
In my introduction to The Solo Traveler’s Handbook I, (quite naturally – without consideration) called it part of a project. That’s when I realized, I had undertaken more than a blog. And the funny thing is, when I went back to read my very first post, “The Back-Story“, I discovered that I referred to it as project even then.
Introducing The Solo Traveler Project
The goal of the project hasn’t changed. It is to encourage and legitimize solo travel. What has changed is it’s parameters. It’s grown and now includes:
- This blog, of course.
- The Solo Travel Society on Facebook which is now over 3000 travelers strong.
- The Solo Traveler’s Handbook: for those who love and those who long to go solo.
- Speaking engagements, the most recent being at The Smithsonian Institute.
As a result of all this – the blog, the book, the Facebook page, public speaking, and more ideas I have - I’ve started this new section on Solo Traveler: The Solo Traveler Project. From time to time, I’ll post in this section to let you know how things are going. I’ll share with you new developments, ideas, opportunities for solo travelers, the thrills and occasional spills I have as I work away on this project.
But I Want to Know: What Can The Solo Traveler Project Do For You?
I’ve already started talking about us – the solo travel community – to travel industry players and I will be doing a lot more of this in the future. But I’d like to know…
- What do you want from the industry?
- What do you want from me?
Yes, what can the Solo Traveler Project do for you? Discounts? Everyone likes to save money. Information? A community that facilitates more interaction than Facebook? An inner circle of solo travel ambassadors. Events?
Dream. As a solo traveler, what would be your ideal?
Please tell me what I can do for you?
It will take time but I will do my best.