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Best Places to Bond With Strangers

Gogobot | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

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 06.02.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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
Fodor's

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
Fodor's

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.

The Freedom of a Solo Safari (If You Are Over 50)

Elevate Destinations | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

The freedom you have yearned for -- from a spouse, a family, from a job, from social strictures -- is now yours to experience. And what better place than on an African safari?

Lunch With Nude Spinach and Friends

Paula H. Noe | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The best part of the whole meal and experience, for me, was the laughter and the conversations that we four women (Paola joined us) had during the meal, even if we didn't always understand each other. Laughter is pretty universal, of course, and we laughed.

A Girl's Guide To Riding Alone

Kate McGovern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kate McGovern

I'd read somewhere that Amtrak's California Zephyr, 52 hours from Chicago to San Francisco, was the most beautiful train route in America. I'd been stateside again for almost a year when I thought, why not? I'd never been to San Francisco. I had a job with paid vacation days. I booked a ticket.

7 Ways Travel Makes You Healthier

Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

Traveling the world and exploring new places can change your life. It exposes you to new cultures and can help shape your mindset. Lots of time we...

4 Scams to Watch out for in Paris

Budget Travel | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

Paris, like any other city, is no stranger to petty theft. On our first night in Paris, our knowledgeable Tour Manager took us aside and told all of us to watch out for these three popular scams practiced throughout the City of Light.

How I Cured My Wanderlust

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsey Kesel

My quest for adventure cultivated eight months of sheer joy and became a successful marriage of the awe and innocence of my inner child with the authority and self-reliance of my adult self. Every day was a mission in self-discovery and cultural prospecting.