Last week, within the course of a few days, I heard a Mark Twain quote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…”, and, a recording of Joan Baez singing “We Shall Overcome” at a rally in Alabama in the 60s. Twain was promoting travel to affect internal change – to broaden perspectives, break down […]
So far, Solo Traveler has been a hobby — a wonderful, all-consuming hobby. I live and breathe it morning to night. My day job is writing websites and business articles but my passion is working on this blog. So, I’m deliberating its future. Are there ways in which I can add value to Solo Traveler […]
The short answer is: YES! If you have read the back story you know that, after a very full life of travel with family – lots of travel – I have recently returned to solo travel. I say returned because I used to travel solo, before husband and kids. Now, with three solo travel […]
In the fall of 2008, I did the public train and bus thing in India and went to three hill stations north of Delhi. It was a trip I will not forget. The sweet-strange smell of India is forever etched in my scent memory. Here are some highlights: Last updated: 13th April, 2011
Updated: April 2015 Before I launched this blog, I took a survey to find out how many friends and family travel solo, what they like and dislike about it, what tips they would offer. You can read some of their answers on a number of posts, including: Top Ten Reasons You Love to Travel Solo Travel […]
The road movie is a genre in which the protagonist sets out on journey, faces challenges and returns home having resolved or fixed something. Usually, there are traveling companions — think Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Dorothy’s sidekicks in the Wizard of Oz — but, sometimes, our hero sets out on his or […]
It’s curious how we include chasing celebrity in our travels. Visiting Graceland, the passing of Michael Jackson… it’s caused me to explore why.
Thinking of solo travel for the first time? If you are contemplating it and feeling gun shy, I would suggest a short retreat as your first trip. Short retreats are great because they give you a taste of how traveling solo can be liberating and a confidence-builder.
I’m pleased to welcome Michael Smith as a guest blogger. How I met Michael is interesting. He posted an ad on Craig’s List looking for someone to teach him to ride a motorcycle for his upcoming solo trip to Guatemala. He was willing to pay $50 but my son offered to teach him free if […]
Those of us who travel solo can be burdened by the single supplement for tours, cruises and resorts– essentially a surcharge because the business model for such operations requires two people to a room. But we can choose to travel differently and avoid this. There are even ways to travel solo and save. Last updated: […]
An abbreviated photo journal of my trip down the Blues Highway. Last updated: 13th April, 2011
James Holman was a 19th century English Gentleman who went totally blind yet traveled around the world solo. His is a remarkable tale told by Jason Roberts. I’d like to thank Jason for giving me permission to publish this summary of A Sense of the World. You can learn more about him at his website […]
What were the favorite posts on Solo Traveler in June? Well, actually, one of them is from May. People seem hungry for safety tips and the fifty found on the Solo Travel Safety post are still very popular. I have a few tips to add so I’ll update the post in July. Here’s the complete […]
Like a kiss, the Blues can be gentle and sweet or wild and passionate. On this trip, I’ve been kissed both ways by the Blues.