How Our Contest Winner Heather is Traveling South America on a Budget

How Our Contest Winner Heather is Traveling South America on a Budget

Last year, I gave away a trip around the world. After going through thousands of entries, in the end, Heather was the winner. She has had some amazing adventures already, and now and it’s time to catch up with her and find out about her trip, how the budgeting is going (is she doing $50…
My Favorite Hostels in New Zealand

My Favorite Hostels in New Zealand

Traveling around New Zealand, you’ll find a wide range of hostels in this small country: decrepit, run-down chains; modern conglomerates; quirky, little family-owned places; hip, modern flashpacker hostels, and everything in between. And, during my time there, I tried to stay at as many as I could, often changing hostels every night to accomplish this…
The Top 15 Historical Sites in the World

The Top 15 Historical Sites in the World

The world is filled with mind-blowing man made wonders out there. Over the thousands of years of human history, we’ve produced some pretty amazing stuff, even if, sadly, not all of it has lastest until today. With many breathtaking and incredible historical sites built by ancient civilizations, it’s sometimes hard to narrow down the best.…
How to Get Around New Zealand

How to Get Around New Zealand

It’s easy to get around New Zealand. Buses go everywhere, cars constantly pick up hitchhikers, campervans are easy to rent, and backpacker bus tours zigzag around the country. Plus, there are trains and planes. In short, there’s no shortage of transportation options. When I was in New Zealand recently, I used nearly every one of…
Backpacking Solo: Your Complete Guide for a Great Budget Trip

Backpacking Solo: Your Complete Guide for a Great Budget Trip

Backpacking solo is about the most exciting type of travel you can do. Here's how to plan your trip, buy your backpack, pack it and more. The post Backpacking Solo: Your Complete Guide for a Great Budget Trip appeared first on Solo Traveler.
Solo Travel Destination: North Coast 500 Road Trip, Scotland

Solo Travel Destination: North Coast 500 Road Trip, Scotland

This Solo Travel Society member recommends a road trip on the North Coast 500 to anyone who loves nature and remote places with a bit of a rough spirit. The post Solo Travel Destination: North Coast 500 Road Trip, Scotland appeared first on Solo Traveler.
Announcing the Solo Travel Awards!

Announcing the Solo Travel Awards!

We're wildly excited to announce the second annual Solo Travel Awards sponsored World Nomads. Nominations are open until May 15th. The post Announcing the Solo Travel Awards! appeared first on Solo Traveler.
My Favorite Australian Hostels

My Favorite Australian Hostels

I love Australia. It’s one of my favorite countries in the world. I’ve been going for over a decade and have crossed the country more times than I’ve criss-crossed my own. I’ve stayed in countless hostels throught Australia and, today, want to share some of my favorites. Base St. Kilda (Melbourne) Base is like the…
A Complete Visitor’s Guide to Rosslyn Chapel

A Complete Visitor’s Guide to Rosslyn Chapel

Dan Brown may have brought this chapel into popular culture in his book “The Da Vinci Code”, but this chapel was famous in its own right long before that. Rosslyn Chapel has been loved for both its amazing decorative artwork as well as the mystery that surrounds it with people for decades. History of Rosslyn…
Solo Travel Safety: 50+ Tips for Those Who Travel Alone

Solo Travel Safety: 50+ Tips for Those Who Travel Alone

Is solo travel safe? Yes, if you know how. Here are 50+ solo travel safety tips for planning and enjoying a great trip alone. The post Solo Travel Safety: 50+ Tips for Those Who Travel Alone appeared first on Solo Traveler.

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