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Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

If you've been thinking about venturing off alone but are still indecisive or nervous, here are 10 reasons why you should travel solo at least once...

Island for One, Please: Why I Love Traveling Solo

TueNight | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel

Traveling alone (and I mean to more far-flung locales than, say, Jamaica) has helped to remind me that I'm more capable than I sometimes give myself credit for. I can figure things out; I can find my way.

Top 5 Safety Tips for the Solo Female Expat

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Solo female travelers have a plethora of information and advice available to them through a simple online search. But what about those single ladies looking to move somewhere new rather than simply passing through?

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

I took this trip because of a perpetual heartache I felt, a lack of connectivity with myself and with the world. I needed to step out of my comfort zone and decided to do that halfway across the world. And there is where I found a tribe of individuals who felt exactly the same way.

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.

Why I'm Leaving My Kids This Thanksgiving

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

Just as families are beginning to lay down their plans for a delicious dinner, searching for recipes, making grocery lists and hauling fall-themed decorations out of the closet, I'm doing the opposite: I'm boarding an airplane and leaving the country. Alone.

6 Travel Tips You Should Ignore

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Ashley Hardaway

While I question the legality of some, I tend to agree with most of the tidbits I hear from strangers and friends. However, occasionally, I'll hear travel advice that is simply bad.

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. But with such freedom also comes great responsibility.

The Adventure, Freedom and Joy of Solo Female Travel | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel

That night a broad-shouldered, wide-smiling Cuban man -- the lead singer in the boisterous salsa band -- took me under his wing.

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?

Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.

Single in a Group

Stanley Ely | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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 11.09.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 10.15.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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 09.29.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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.