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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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Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats

Best Airplane Seats 5 Tips on How to Get Them on your next flight  To catch a flight to my 67th country, I found it can be a challenge. (Solo Trekker does not book airlines or receive fees from any airline.)

Months ago I found that if your tour changes its dates, your airline may charge you 2X. (First, you may have a fee of $350 and then a new fare charge of $600! I paid about $1900 for my economy flight of $950. My tour gave me credit.) I thought it was easy from there. Stay tuned!

If you can’t pay for an upgrade to Business Class, you will be in a maze of challenges to get a good seat. Here is what I just found and some solutions.

Best Airplane Seats, 5 tips on how to get a good seat on your next flight Tip One: Frequent Flyer:

When you book your flight, join th...

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Solo Trekker Travel

Solo Trekker Travel Style  5 Tips on How to Pack for Summer Travel: It’s hard to know how to pack when carry-on’s get smaller and fees greater.  Try out these 5 additional tips. See also our blog on travel to hot climes. Another choice? Check out our blog on staying cool on adventure travel.  Going Upriver on the Amazon, I was amazed at how hot it was trekking the rainforest in the rainy season. This past year hiking up hill tops in India in the monsoons was more of the same.

Do take a handheld battery-operated fan, and try some of our packing tips below.

5 Tips on How to Pack for Summer Travel:

Tip One:

Pack a sun hat? Take a visor instead. Hats won’t stay on as you sail into the sunset or kayak past leaping whales. Worst yet, most sunhats can’t be folded and packed. As I found...

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Single Parents Travel

Single Parents Travel

Single Parents Travel

Single Parents Travel.  In the past, solo travelers that are single parents have not had easy access to best deals and information. We discovered a host of resources while researching to develop our patent-pending search software, the Solo Travel Pricing Tracker.

We currently have 22 listings for single parent providers. Single Parent Holidays is a great starting point for English-speaking travelers. We also have included multiple listings in Spanish and German as well.

Safety Advice For Single Parents Solo Travel

Okay guys thanks for tuning in, today we’re going to be discussing some solo traveler relationship advice myself I actually have been traveling for over three months now and it’s kind of funny because you know I left the country partially to get over my...

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Spring Vacation

Spring Vacation Solo Travel Destinations

Spring Vacation Solo Travel Destinations

Spring Vacation Solo Travel Destinations. With my updated spring vacation recommendation, I risk being (rightfully) criticized for boosting my own home town, Washington, DC. However, it is a solo travel destination that has something for everyone. Although it can be pricey, I included some of my personal budget recommendations.

During my early student days, Washington was a city primarily known for government. President Kennedy once famously described it as a “city with northern charm and southern efficiency.” In the intervening decades, DC has grown and grown up to be an exciting international metropolitan area filled with cutting-edge tech start-up’s and yes, local fashion.

One special reason to travel in spring is that both airfare and lodg...

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