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Solo Travel Destination

Solo Travel Destination

Solo Travel Destination

Solo Travel Destination-Alaska in Winter. For many solos, you plan the next trip in winter to bask in the sun or stroll miles of palm covered beaches. However, for adventure travel, the wintry months bring up a

host of other options. From heli-skiing to mushing your way dog sledding through ice and snow, there are endless ways to go. I once had a sojourn to Siberia in January. Not everyone was looking to go there then. En route at passport control in Moscow, I saw a long line for “citizens” while my co-worker and I were the only ones at the line for foreigners!

Although I had also been through Antarctica Chile in their winter, I had only seen Alaska in the summer. When I received an inquiry from one of our solo travelers as to winter trips there, especially to...

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Solo Travel Coffee

Solo Travel Coffee

Solo Travel Coffee

Solo Travel Coffee Ideas For  Enthusiasts, a Guest Post by Jane Roberts: Coffee is one of the best loved beverages in the entire world, and over 400 million cups are consumed yearly by people all over the globe. Not only is it a drink that can revive you in the morning, but it’s also an effective social lubricant, as it helps people feel more at home at events and gatherings.

Solo Travel Coffee explains the presence of coffee shops in metropolitan areas and popular destinations as coffee culture has spread all over the world. Some Solo Travel Coffee have even made it a point to travel to coffee-centric places as they search for the best and most unusual brews...

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Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance Mistakes to Avoid After Thomas Cook: The sudden failure of fabled Thomas Cook underscores the need for travel insurance.  But finding your way through the thicket of competing policies can be hard. Here are our 5 updated tips.

 

Solo Travel Insurance Recommendation

Read the definitions/exclusions carefully.

Tip One:

Watch out for “known risks”. For example, what if you had a flight on British Air Sept. 2019 and read about the planned strike.  You rush out and buy travel insurance. You could not recover for the loss because you were aware of the risk when you bought the policy.

Tip Two:

Not all companion coverage are equal. Your claim can depend upon not just the relationship you have but also how his/her unavailability came about and when...

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First Solo Traveler

First Solo Traveler

First Solo Traveler: Whether you are a first time solo traveler or a little out of practice, taking baby steps can get you moving ahead. Having been a solo traveler since my school days, at one point I found myself getting back in the groove after a hiatus from solo travel. I knew I could not wait to go abroad until someone else was available at the same time to go to the same place on a parallel budget. I surfed the Net and found just the right place for me: “nearby” Iceland. It’s true I made a few false steps as I headed out one February day skis in hand. (I failed to ask when the sun rose...

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Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers

Female Solo Travelers 5 Safety Tips, for Over two decades, I have explored the remote islands of Rarotonga and Aitutaki, skied an active volcano, dodged epidemics and navigated a low-grade civil war. I fought off muggers in broad daylight in Europe and barely missed being a feast for crocodiles.  Aside from the latter, many safety issues worldwide are the same as those that exist at home. However, when jetlag combines with an unfamiliar setting, a traveler may become easy prey.

Although I have come through my travels unscathed, we women solo travelers need to be realistic about safety. From my repeated sojourns, I have gleaned a list of practical considerations.

5 plan transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Tip One:

For arrival in areas with poli...

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Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad: If you do plan to get overseas for a vacation this year, what are the best ways to avoid problems that can spoil your trip? Here are our ten updated tips. Bear in mind, that some safeguards must be taken before and even AFTER you come home!

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip One:

Before you leave home, make a copy of the first page of your passport and visa, and keep them separate.

Solo Travel Tips If Things Go Wrong Abroad:

Tip Two:

Make a plan to have cash wired if your passport is lost. (When I flew home from a trip, a fellow traveler told me of his plight that Sunday. His US passport was stolen abroad. When he went to get it replaced, fees applied to get a new one...

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Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips

Best Flight Tips. I have spent hours this week trying to get really cheap flights to Central Europe in the fall. The 5 tips below are what I have found personally. I tried both the official sites for several airlines as well as Expedia, Priceline and Cheapo Air. This is what I discovered.

1. The lowest price is not always the best deal. Although the fall shoulder season is somewhat less than summer, the really cheap rates are in the dead of winter. In addition, when you surf the net and see unbelievable rates take a look at how many hours your journey will take at that rate. I found my 11 hour flight could take 23 hours! So it isn’t just a matter of how many stops there are and where they are but what the delays are between the connection...

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Finding a Hiking Partner

Finding a Hiking Partner: 3 Things to Keep in Mind. If you are passionate about hiking and like to hit the trails as often as possible, you may be considering bringing along a buddy on your next adventure. While a short stroll doesn’t require that much preparation, there are a few things to consider if you want to embark on a long trek with a friend.

  1. Where Should You Look to  a Hiking Partner?

Depending on your comfort level with social media, you can go virtual or stay in the real-life realm to look for your next hiking partner. The first place to look is close to home—do you have any colleagues, friends or family members who have expressed some interest in hiking?

If not, consider these other options.

  • Facebook groups

Facebook groups can be found for just about any interest or...

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Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations

Ranch Vacations are Perfect for Solo Travelers. Traveling alone? You may be surprised to find out that dude ranch vacations are the perfect getaway for solo travelers! Here’s why…


Dude ranch vacations are becoming increasingly attractive to solo travelers of all kinds, from those who want to meet new people and make new friends, to those who wish to retreat from the world and enjoy some serious ‘me-time’. Haven’t considered ranch vacations for single travelers yet? Read on and find out why this is one solo adventure you don’t want to miss out on.

Wiht Ranch Vacations You’ll enjoy the freedom to be you

Guess what? If you take the plunge and book a singles vacation, you only have one person to please – that’s you! No more traipsing around museums when i...

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Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer

Travel Videographer. 10 Steps on How to Become one. With the increase in digital technology, travel photography and videography are increasing rapidly. There are multiple projects that deal with a picture to video maker. It means you can make a full-fledged video by using pictures only. Almost everybody has tried it at least once in their lives and some of them are doing travel videography to earn their livelihood. It has proven to be a profitable and very healthy profession. But here are some tips and tricks which you must know before starting travel videography. These tricks will help you to excel in your profile and to become famous overnight. I am going to mention some of the important steps on how to become a travel videographer here :

1- Learn the Video Making s...

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