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How to Get Fixed Up

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.26.2017 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I love independently exploring the world because of all the unique, authentic, and awesome experiences and adventures I'm able to privately enjoy whenever I do.

The Perfect European City For Older Independent Travelers

Jon Weisberg | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Like others our age and with years of travel under our belts, my wife and I avoid group travel. We prefer to curate our own itinerary, pack light, explore at our own pace, and avoid the necessity of small talk with fellow travelers we'll never see again.

How to Save Money When Traveling Alone

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Without someone to split the tab with, how can you ensure you have the same enriching experiences?

The Dark and Light of Solo Travel

Dave Gill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dave Gill

There are times, after riding for 10 hours on a bike, that you find yourself in unusually deep thought. This reflective time is significant and matters. There are also times when everything seems to go wrong.

How to Travel Solo

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It's an invigorating idea we've all pondered at some point -- leaving everything behind to embark on a solo journey. Traveling alone has a reputation for fostering self-discovery. Here's how to make the most of your unaccompanied adventure

PHOTOS: Back In Time In Misunderstood Myanmar

Robert Schrader | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

From the moment I stepped off the plane, I was indeed taken aback, but not by any seeming threats to my safety or personal freedom. Rather, it felt like I had traveled back in time at least half a century.

The Independent Traveler's Guide To Carnival

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Arguably the greatest party on the planet, Rio's Carnaval falls right at the top of every partier's puke bucket list. Here's how to do it right.

WATCH: 5 Awesome Indie Movies About Holiday Travel

Tripfilms | Posted 02.17.2012 | Travel

Christmas in Barcelona or Hanukkah in New Jersey? Either way, take a holiday trip with these five holiday-themed clips.

The Rise Of The Middle-Aged Backpacker

Ben Colclough | Posted 01.29.2012 | Travel
Ben Colclough

Today a growing number of older travelers are realizing that they are at the perfect stage of life to hit the road and see the world. Here are just a few reasons why older travelers might have a better experience than their younger counterparts.