Publisher, Solo Traveler
A love of travel, personal loss and an empty nest all conspired for Janice to begin Solo Traveler in 2009. Resonating with thousands of readers, the site quickly went from personal to public and the Solo Traveler Project began.
This site, interviews in the media, speaking gigs including The Smithsonian Institute, the amazing Solo Travel Society on Facebook, a solo traveler's manifesto called Glad You're Not Here and, most recently, The Solo Traveler's Handbook all connect those who love and those who long to go solo.
Janice weaves tales from her trips with practical tips to ignite Keynote speeches about travel, life's challenges and entrepreneurial success.
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From London, England to Washington, D.C. to Toronto, Canada, Janice has inspired audiences with insights gained through a lifetime of travel and a work-lifetime of entrepreneurial struggles and success. Yes, not much comes easy in life and Janice recognizes this in her Keynote presentations. Whether she's talking about what gets people stuck in life or the long road to business start-up success, she addresses the challenges and doesn't sugarcoat the solutions. What she does deliver is practical, inspirational and customized advice for every audience.
Janice's Popular Presentations Include…
Topic: What’s stopping you?
Title: Learning to Relearn: Creative Approaches to Life’s Challenges
Life can throw curve balls. Skills can become obsolete. Families morph. Industries change. Learning to adapt, learning to relearn and grow in exciting new directions can be a challenge. Janice has a track record of taking on such challenges – of breaking boundaries and pulling 180s to take life in new directions. “It’s easy to get stuck. Getting unstuck is a bit more difficult but it can be done if you know how to find the bottlenecks and push through them.”
Topic: Attracting more business.
Title: Let’s Share: Social Media for Customer Loyalty
Whatever your market, whoever you’re trying to reach, social media effectively planned and implemented will help you reach them, retain their interest and earn their loyalty. By engaging them in an inspiring community not only will they be loyal to you but they’ll evangelize your message. Janice shares the keys to her success as founder of Solo Traveler, the site for the tiny niche market that grew. “If I had to choose one factor that contributed to the success of Solo Traveler it would be consistently working social media for the development of an dynamic community.”
Topic: Life-Changing Travel
Title: Inspiring Tips for Life-changing Trips
Most of us dream of that trip of a lifetime but few actually take it. With Janice as you guide, you’ll learn what expert travelers know. You’ll learn how easy and rewarding it is to venture out into the world. You’ll leave with tips and tricks to experience the true joy of travel and it’s life-changing potential on on any budget. And you’ll be inspired by Janice’s photos of dozens of destinations. “Travel is more than a journey to a fabulous destination. Done right, it’s also a journey to the center of yourself. Your destination is actually a more centered you.”
Solo Traveler in the News
New York Times – New Tools and Tours for Solo Travelers
TravelWeekly – Doubling Down on Singles
Chicago Tribune – Traveling solo, but not alone, on Italy's Amalfi Coast
TravelWeeklyUK – UK cruise industry hits back at suggestion it is “failing” solo travellers
Green City Trips – Travel Like a Pro: City Travel Tips by Janice Waugh, Solo Traveler
NPR – Winging it: How to travel alone.
MoneySense – How to Save on Solo Travel
Globe & Mail – How to avoid paying extra fees when travelling alone
National Geographic Traveller – Best of the Travel Blogs – June 2015
Chatelaine – Thinking about travelling alone? Five tips for newbies
Elliott – The top 13 travel bloggers of 2013
CNN – Five Joys of Traveling Solo
Washington Post – Tips for Solo Travelers
Toronto Star – Want to Throw it all Away and travel? Here's how.
LA Times – How to Avoid Single Supplement Charges
Chicago Tribune – Going it Alone
Baltimore Sun – Going it Alone, Solo Travelers can navigate around the extra fees and barriers.
Women's Radio – Janice Waugh – Solo Traveler’s Handbook
La Presse – Astuces pour voyageuses en solo
Toronto Sun – Travel the World Through Your Business
Examiner.com Toronto -Ditch the date, keep the romance: Top solo getaways
Travel Trade Gazette – Video report: WTM delegates talk Twitter
The Art of Non-Conformity – Social Media as a Source for Good – Social Media Success Stories