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Stanley Ely | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Stanley Ely

Having clocked numerous trips at home and abroad, most are experienced travelers, comfortable in groups and eager to make new friends. On these recent tours, I've not been a hopeless traveling companion. It hardly seems worthy of praise to say that I've become an OK member of a group, but hey, we take what we can get.

Best Countries for Solo Travelers (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

When you're with a companion, it's easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you're more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery.

7 Reasons Single Women Are Moving Abroad

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We've been noticing something intriguing here in our little Andean mountain village in northern Ecuador. More and more single women from the U.S. and Canada are showing up. And they're not coming as tourists. They're settling in, renting and buying apartments, condos, or houses and living here full- or part-time.

10 Trips That Are Better Taken Solo

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

If you have the will (and the way), you can travel just about anywhere, but some trips beg for solo exploration.

Four Steps to Planning a Volunteer Vacation

Barbara McNally | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
Barbara McNally

If you love to travel, meet new people and experience different cultures, volunteer vacations are a great way to see the world. I've volunteered in the Canary Islands, Mexico and Jamaica. So, when I visited Thailand recently, I stopped by the local orphanage to check out a volunteer opportunity.

5 Ways to Meet People While Traveling

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Along with solo travel, traveling with a friend or two, maybe even as a group... the best part of traveling isn't always the where, but the who. You've gotta meet new people. Here's what's worked for me.

Best Places to Bond With Strangers

Gogobot | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel

Meeting (and bonding with) strangers is an art. Conversation has to flow somewhere cooler than "how long are you traveling?" without getting too nosey. It's got to be effortless, or at least seem to be. And where you try to do it can have as much of an impact as how.

Why Even Married People Should Travel Solo

Patrick Furlong | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Patrick Furlong

When you believe that God is in everyone, you see him everywhere. As a student of mine reminded me recently, it isn't that we find goodness to believe in it; rather, when we believe it exists, we start to see it everywhere.

The Easiest Step-By-Step Guide to Start Traveling

Amanda Walkins | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

If you want to go somewhere else, get up and move. No one else can do it for you. At the end of the day, this whole travel thing is being made out to be so complicated and convoluted.

Traveling Solo

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel
Stanley Ely

Anyone who has traveled alone and tried to book a single room in a hotel knows the odds are poor: There probably isn't such. The "single room" will be a double room with just you as the occupant, and the tab will be for a double.

7 Essential Tips for Vacationing Alone

Thrillist | Posted 08.03.2014 | Travel

Sure, shared experiences are great, but nothing stresses a friendship quite like being forced to share hotel rooms, café tables, and the occasional train seat with another person.

Solo Traveler: Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

Kelsey Malenchak | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Kelsey Malenchak

The cold April weather was wearing me out and I needed some sun and an adventure to regain my love of life. I chose Mexico because I had always wanted to see the Mayan ruins.

5 Mobile Apps for Safer Travel

Stephanie Be | Posted 08.02.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Talking about safer travel is something I take to heart; I'm discussing five real situations I have personally been in or have friends who were in, and an easy way to have reduced the risk of said situation with a mobile app.

The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Fodor's | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel

Travelling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice.

Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

Judi Freedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Listening to all the talk about travel made me want to pack my suitcase and go, go, go. I would love to go around the world during my life after 50.

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

Flying Alone Is Actually The Best And Here's Why

Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel

Solo travel isn't for everyone, this we know. Some people prefer a hand to squeeze during takeoff, someone to chit chat with when the movie selection ...

#StopMuploads -- Stop Posting Live Updates and Checking in on Social Media

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

How to Say Safe Online and Why You Don't Realize It's a Problem. This message isn't just for travel bloggers, bloggers, journalists, and models. It's...

Suomenlinna: The Ultimate Destination for Travel Loners

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.28.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

The six islands comprising the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki, Finland, have the kind of forlorn beauty that one would expect in this pocket of Scandinavia -- and a quirky, varied culture all their own.

Can Smartphone Applications Take the Stress Out of Touring Alone?

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Can smartphone applications take the stress out of touring alone? Or will it take out the fun? And the discovery?

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

If you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces us to be present in our environment.

What I Learned in the Republic of Georgia

Serena Piper | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Serena Piper

I will always be thankful to Georgia for reminding me through a midnight panic attack of just how small I am in this big, big world.

10 Best Solo Escapes This Winter

Fodor's | Posted 01.30.2014 | Travel

Traveling alone as an outdoor lover has its own unique set of requirements. Whether you are traveling to an isolated location to quiet your soul or plan to join in outdoor activities with others, the key to a successful solo vacation is knowing what you want to experience and finding the spot that comfortably meets those needs.

London for One

Alison Chino | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Alison Chino

Here are four suggestions for some different activities you can enjoy in London all by yourself.

Climbing Patagonia's Glaciers With My Dearest Strangers And One Lone Instant Coffee Packet

Joanna Zelman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

I have shared beers in Uruguay with Brazilians as news broke our country allegedly had spied on their country. I have shared naan in India with an Afghani during the U.S. war in Afghanistan. It's hard to see a map's lines once you have shared a meal across borders.