North America 10 Solo Travel Destinations: If like some of us, you are still waiting to take a summer vacation. Here are my top personal suggestions for relatively close-by and bargain solo travel destinations. More good news? For extra savings, you can drive or take the train (or even bus) to many saving costs and waiting in lines when flying. In addition, there is a wide range of options. You can start choose a cultural travel package, adventure vacations for singles or even wildlife vacations. Surprised? You don’t need to go on a distant safari to see some fascinating wildlife in their natural or sometimes adopted habitat...Read More
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Palm Beach Florida Sunshine Old World Elegance: If you still have not gone to the beach this year, now is the time.
- You can save by a trip off season.
- If you love Europe’s charm but can’t get there now, this is the place.
- This can work for a range of budgets. (i) Air fares are much less than if you go abroad. (ii) Hotels may be higher than some places but see our thoughts below.
Palm Beach Florida Sunshine Old World Elegance: Why Palm Beach?
Have reports of terrorist attacks and jewel heists left you staying at home? Go to Palm Beach where travel time is short if you are in the US or Canada. It has charm and style and is generally sunny. Prices go way up in the winter and holidays.
The only well known safety issue in 2016 has been the ...Read More
The popular wisdom is to take your existing debit card. That generally works for purchases/meals and to get local currency from ATM’s once you arrive. I tend to agree since they are easy to find and widespread. However do be really careful if it is attached to your bank account(s). Unlike a credit card, being hacked on a debit card can cause more trouble.
- My first encounter with ATM’s abroad was in 2000. I was on a remote one lane road in northern Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster. Not surprisingly, Nessie did not make an appearance...
Airport Anxiety-Try a K-9 Solution. Every traveler has their worst flight stories. My two personal favorites:
The “flight to nowhere”. On a past business trip, I flew one hour to New York, circled for one hour and because of bad weather, flew back one hour to Washington, DC. In my three hour “trip”, my foot never touched terra firma until I was once more back where I started!
-5 countries in 18 hours. Heading solo to Slovenia to sightsee and ski, on arrival in Zurich, I learned my connection was cancelled. Not to worry, I could be flown to Germany. As I arrived in Germany, I looked longingly as my next flight taxied down the runway, once again without me! No worries I was told, I could be flown to Austria...Read More
Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U Sadly, recent times have seen an increase in violence in many parts of the world from Europe to Africa. As a result, some travelers are concerned about safety as they think of a next trip abroad. There are no guarantees. However, it helps to think ahead and plan the best ways to be prepared.
Travel Tips in Tough Times Solo Trekker 4 U: Know Before You go:
Look first at your destination. Learn about issues there via the Internet. Check out government warnings. Arc there problems there at the moment? Hotly disputed elections? For example, years ago I was planning a trip to a remote part of Africa...Read More
20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel. This week we added 20 new additions to our Solo Travel Pricing Tracker software search tool.
Important solo-priced hotel update: In the next 10 days, we will add the following European sub-regions to make it easier to find what you are looking for:
Central + Eastern Europe
United Kingdom + Ireland
United States + Canada
Beyond location: 20 New Solo-Priced Deals on Our Solo Travel. Search solo-priced hotels by 10 non-geographic categories from budget to luxury, beaches to ski slopes and from dude ranches to spas.
Stay tuned: Listings in sub-categories are in alphabetical order...Read More
Viajar solo-mejor calidad mejor precio, nuestro objetivo es proporcionarle los mejores precios al viajar solo sin sacrificar la calidad. Tenemos suscriptores en más de 40 países, con más del 30% de los cuales se habla español.
Viajar solo-mejor calidad a mejor precio: Actualmente tenemos:
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Nuestra meta ha sido en conseguir mejor calidad a mejor precio en vez de un vuelo y hotel muy barato y de menor calidad.
Siempre estamos trabajando...Read More
Holidays for Solo Travelers: Fun Facts and Solo Destinations: I know you may still be enjoying languid summer days at the beach. However, it is never too early to plan ahead for the next set of holidays. No one wants to be “Home Alone for the Holidays”! Some destinations like ski resorts book one year ahead. The reason? Many people return each year to the same spot for Christmas and New Year’s. So now is the time to dust off your bucket list, and make a plan for the holidays.
Holidays for Solo Travelers: Fun Facts and Solo Destinations:
More Fun and Really Odd Holiday Facts: Latin America and France:
- One of the really interesting facts is that all around the world, people have very different ways of celebrating special occasions...
Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update: The greatest risk in travel statistically still tends to be the drive to the airport. However, no one wants safety issues to ruin a vacation.
It can be hard to plan how to stay safer abroad.
- There may be storms and diseases.
- Terrorism is often raised as a concern now.
- Women on solo travel have other issues.
- I have been in civil wars, quarantines and 2 emergency landings. I have been stopped by the military near a border. I just dodged hungry crocs!
I am passing on the tips I learned updated for this year.
Solo Traveler Safety Tips Update:
Research before you book your trip. Plan well ahead.
Tip One: Know before you go.
- Look at your destination’s history.
- Learn about local issues.
- Stay alert to risks.
- Know the s...
5 Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft on Travel: On a past trip to South America, I had a surprise. Our host said he was on a kidnap list. Three of his friends had been kidnapped. In some places, this is a way to get paid ransom as a type of business practice.
I had thought this was just in war zones or as a risk for the very rich. I knew no one who was in such harm’s way.
Fast forward to the present: In the past, to be paid ransom, hostage taking took a lot of work. Today it is easy. Why? Criminals can avoid the middle man, the hostage! They can take data or use schemes to get paid with no hostage. The growth is in identity theft. To get key data on the Web or by a hard copy is easy...Read More