Visiting Taipei 101

Visiting Taipei 101

I’m scared of heights. It’s not so much being high up that scares me, it’s more the fear of falling. Hike with me up a mountain and watch me stay far away from any edge. I once went hiking with a girlfriend and made her get away from the edge because it freaked me out…
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 Spend a Week in Vienna

How to Spend a Week in Vienna

Vienna. Home to schnitzel, Freud, Mozart, the Hapsburgs, opera, art, coffeeshops, and so much more. Over the decade I have been coming in and out of this city, I’ve watched it change from a stiff capital city to a cool, hip, foodie, and arty paradise. Ok, it’s always been an arty paradise and maybe the…
Tips for Solo Snowbirds Returning Home

Tips for Solo Snowbirds Returning Home

You've had a great time south of the snow and cold. It's time to come home. Here's what snowbirds returning home need to know. The post Tips for Solo Snowbirds Returning Home appeared first on Solo Traveler.
TravelCon Updates: Speakers, Sponsors, and More!

TravelCon Updates: Speakers, Sponsors, and More!

Hey everyone! I’m super-duper excited about TravelCon, our upcoming conference to teach people how to build sustainable careers in the travel industry. It’s going to be the biggest — and best — travel media event of the year! I have some exciting updates: 1. We’re sold out! I had to increase the number of tickets…
Omotenashi: Japan is Welcoming for Solo Travelers

Omotenashi: Japan is Welcoming for Solo Travelers

One very busy day with two wonderfully welcoming women made my time in Tokyo very special. The post Omotenashi: Japan is Welcoming for Solo Travelers appeared first on Solo Traveler.
Unusual Place of the Month: The Catacombs of Paris

Unusual Place of the Month: The Catacombs of Paris

Underneath the city of Paris, you’ll find a honeycomb of tunnels. The tunnel system is a giant maze and no one knows quite how many tunnels or chambers there are out there. Paris is, after all, a very old city that has been built and rebuilt many times. It’s what is left of rock quarries…
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 Saturday City: Bristol

The Saturday City: Bristol

One of the great things about running a travel website is that you get to meet other travelers. While in England this summer, I received an offer to explore the English city of Bristol with Heather. Around England, I’d explain my route through the country and people would universally go, “Bristol? There’s not much there.” Needless…
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.

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