This is the “Best of Solo Travel” resource page.
Traveling by yourself is an experience like none other. It allows you to enjoy a destination on your own terms – without the distractions or schedule of others. It gives you time for contemplation and personal growth.
Over on the “Travel Alone – where and how” resource page, you’ll find posts about safety, tips for making a trip go smoothly and suggestions of the best destinations.
I also want to point you to the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. This is a group of travelers that share information and have fun discussing trips and sharing tips.
Thoughts about Solo Travel
- Traveling Alone Means… What does it mean to you? We asked and learned that it means many things to many people. Here’s my take and that of members of our Facebook group.
- Was There Ever a Better Excuse to Travel? Especially solo? It’s surprising how often people are challenged for their decision to travel. And yet it is so good for you, your personal growth and for your ability to function at home. Here’s your perfect travel excuse.
- Ageless Solo Travel I meet people from other countries as I travel solo. I also meet people of a different age cohort – which adds yet another culture to the experience.
- Men Travel Alone Too! High Fives to the Guys! Men travel solo yet almost all the studies and gender specific articles focus on women. Hi five guys! Here are 10 posts by men.
- Four Obstacles to Your Personal Legend Living the life you were meant to live – the life of your dreams – is not always easy. But it is possible. This post kicks off April’s theme: solo travel and pursuing your personal legend.
- Should I Stay or Should I Go This is a story from the heart. It’s not a solo travel story but a story that explains why I do. It’s a story about long term travel. My hope is that it inspires you to take the trip of your dreams.
- I Was a Lazy Traveler… until I went solo. We may have to work harder when we travel alone but the benefits are clear.
- The Power of Solitude: Emily Dickinson Meets Reese Witherspoon Why go solo? Because it offers you an opportunity to grow. With a little help from Cheryl Strayed, Emily Dickinson and Reese Witherspoon, here’s how.
- Why Travel Solo? Let’s Go to the Heart of the Matter In a recent interview I was again explaining why travel solo and I discovered that I had a few new perspectives on the subject. Here they are.
- Ten Truths I tell My Friends about Going Alone I know. I write about and encourage — you could even say that I promote, solo travel. I think it is an important, life enriching experience. But, it is not necessarily easy – so I share with you these ten truths, secrets if you will, about my own anxieties or hesitations when I travel solo…
Solo Travel Stories
- The Beatles as Destination: Here, There and Everywhere. The Beatles went here, there and everywhere. As a result, Beatles destinations are almost everywhere as well. Here are three: Hamburg, Liverpool and Rishikesh.
- A Solo Ski Trip is a Social Affair Take a solo ski trip and you needn’t be solo for long. Skiing is a social experience, whether for the time it takes to get up the mountain or longer. Here are a few of the people I met at Whistler Blackcomb.
- Paying Forward a Kindness on the Road Sometimes the opportunity is perfect. Memories flood in. Kindness drives you forward. And the result is new friends.
- How to Dig for Clams: the Bay of Fundy It had been raining all day and as we drove to Gulliver’s Cove, Nova Scotia, we wondered whether it was realistic to go clam digging in such weather. What a joke. Terry Wilkins, our clam digging expert has been digging clams four to five hours a day, six days a week for 44 years. Somehow, I don’t think a bit of rain has ever stopped him…
- Grace’s Nerdy New York City Adventure: a twenty-something travels solo Nerdy? Traveling solo to NYC? Here are plenty of tips and suggestions for creating your own nerdy New York City adventure.
- Nashville: There’s More than a Little Country in this City Girl My first report on a fabulous visit to Nashville, Tennessee. Why did I slide so easily into the country music scene? Because country music has been subtly sliding into my life for the last five decades.
- My Magical Mystery Tour – it’s not what you think. Solo in Liverpool, my magical mystery tour in Liverpool didn’t involve any psychedelic buses. It was all about the magical people of this city with an extraordinary past.