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Travel Alone – Where and How

At The Dead Sea in Jordan at Mujip nature reserve

At The Dead Sea in Jordan at Mujip nature reserve

This is a resource page for those wanting to travel alone. It points you to many posts within Solo Traveler.

It’s designed to help you quickly find the posts that go to the heart of the matter:

Over on the Best of Solo Travel resource page, you’ll find posts about why it’s great to travel alone and  stories to inspire your travels. But here its all about where and how.

Traveling alone is an amazing experience but it can also be demanding. Everything from your itinerary to how much fun you have is all up to you. Check out these posts to help you thoroughly enjoy your experience as a solo traveler.

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How to Travel Alone

Tips for Newbies

The Solo Travel Society on Facebook offers lots of information from experienced travelers. Here are some of their great tips for those new to traveling alone.

How to Travel Alone Without Being Lonely: 10 tips & 5 posts

After safety, the number one concern of solo travelers is feeling lonely. I’ve addressed this issue in many ways. This post pulls all those ways together in one place. Please share this resource with friends so that everyone can enjoy solo travel.

Travel Solo on a Budget Part I: avoiding the single supplement

In addition to being expensive, the single supplement is annoying. Travel alone and choose tours by using these tips on beating it – at least some of the time.

Cheap Solo Travel – 21 posts to help you travel solo for less.

I received an email on the weekend that made me realize that I have written lots about traveling on a budget but I haven’t made that information easy to find. So… here you go.

10 Simple Tips for Successful Solo Volunteering

Volunteering is a popular travel activity that is especially great for solo travelers. It connects solo travelers to community and other travelers. Here’s 10 simple tips to get it right.

Bare Minimum Packing

Packing lists are the key to packing light. Most people have trouble with this but, in my opinion, it’s an important skill for the solo traveler. Here’s how to do it.

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My Favorite Travel Gear

As you know, I’m all about packing light so don’t have a long gear list. I consider every one of these products worth its weight to…

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Travel Alone and Yes, Talk to Strangers

We are all raised not to talk to strangers. But it can be a good thing. A really good thing. Here’s how to travel alone and talk to strangers safely.

Travel Technology: Increase your security and reduce costs

Every trip I try to improve my use of technology. This time I’m making a big leap forward with the help of Doug from iHelpinnovate.com. Doug has refined my technology strategy. Here’s his first post in a three part series.
Solo traveler in Jordan with young woman

10 Tips on Clubbing & Pubbing Solo

There were many responses to the post last week on Pub Life in the Lake District. It seems that people want to go out at night when they travel alone but are somewhat intimidated. So… I give you 10 tips on Clubbing & Pubbing Solo.

Overcome Your Fear: how to practice safe couchsurfing

Is couchsurfing out of the question when you travel alone? Maybe not, if you follow tips from an experienced couch surfer.

Tips for the Shy Solo Traveler

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

Travel Alone to India: 32 Tips You Need to Know

How to make the adventure of traveling solo to India a bit easier.

Meeting People: The Chili Cheese Omelet Opener

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

5 Ways to Enjoy Restaurant Dining – Alone

Before I started this blog, I did a survey and discovered that dining alone was one of the greatest fears about traveling alone. Well, here are five ways to overcome them.
Petra the bank building

Travel Alone Safely

Addressing Travel Alone Objection #1: ten safety solutions.

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

Safety: 10 ways to blend in when you can’t.

My white curly hair stands out in a crowd – especially traveling places like South America or the Middle East. Here’s how to blend in when you really can’t

Safety: 20 Common Sense Tips

Common sense in one country is not necessarily common in another. Travelers must have travel common sense. Here are 20 tips to help you get yours.

Safety: My Kind of Strangers

Sometimes the things you learn as a child stay with you your entire life. This was the case with me. This safety tip informs much of the safety information I offer for solo travelers.

Travel Sickness: how to prevent 5 travel-related health problems

Preventing travel sickness – malaria, poison ivy, diarrhea, lime disease, altitude sickness – is really important for solo travelers. Here’s how.

Should Things Go Wrong – the travel insurance lifeline

You don’t appreciate it until you really need it. Travel insurance is a travel necessity… should things go wrong.

Safety: tips for respecting local cultures

Respect for a culture, its customs and laws is fundamental to personal safety when traveling. Here are 8 tips to help you be respectful even if you don’t know the nuances of the country’s customs.

Safety: safe answers to common questions.

My new friends smiled when they realized my clever answer that told them nothing yet satisfied their curiosity. Answering questions safely is an important skill when one travels alone. Here are 5 polite and sufficiently vague answers to common questions that will keep you safe as you travel solo.

Safety: 10 ways to look confident.

This post was inspired by a comment made by a reader: “safety is an inside job” she said. Yes, confidence is a traveler’s armor. But, what if… Here’s how to appear confident even when you’re not.

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Where to Travel Alone

Every Tuesday we suggest another destination that is great for traveling alone. Readers of the blog make their suggestions by completing this form. We do need you to include a photo but it doesn’t take long to do and you get to brag about a trip and share your knowledge with other solo travelers.

First up is a post that offer a way of choosing a destination, then there are a variety of suggestions of places to travel alone.

Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

What are the best destinations for solo travelers? I’m asked this all the time. Here’s my answer

Destination: Barcelona

Sidling up to the bar for tapas or strolling along Las Ramblas, Barcelona is a fine destination for solo travelers

Destination: Grenada

Grenada comes highly recommended as a Solo Travel Destination. Gorgeous beaches, stunning waterfalls and the scent of spice in the air…what’s not to love?

Destination: Patagonia

A Solo Travel Society member from Brazil brings us this profile of Patagonia, recommending it as a great option for solo travelers
Patagonia

Destination: Thailand

Solo Travel Society members from England and the Philippines both recommend Thailand as a wonderful destination for solo travelers.

Destination: Cuba

A Solo Travel Society member recommends Cuba as an interesting Solo Travel Destination for its history, architecture, beaches…and mojitos.

Destination: Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a great option for solo travelers, offering a wealth of art, culture, history and beauty.

Destination: Lake Powell in Page, Arizona, United States

A Solo Travel Society member recommends the beautiful Lake Powell in Page, Arizona as a great destination for solo travelers.

 

 

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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