The Saturday City: Hanoi, Vietnam

The Saturday City: Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is located in the north of the country. Crowded (pop. 6,000,000+), a little polluted, and slightly run-down, it nonetheless is very quaint. Though I did not like Vietnam, I liked Hanoi. A lot. Time and poor rebuilding may have worn down the city. All over Hanoi, old French colonial homes…
My 7 Reasons to Visit Iceland

My 7 Reasons to Visit Iceland

Iceland. It’s a land of sheep, the northern lights, volcanoes with unpronounceable names (try saying Eyjafjallajökull), majestic waterfalls, craggy mountains, and otherworldly landscapes. To me, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. How can such a tiny island have such a diverse and beautiful terrain? It changes every few feet — from…
Travel Deeper: 12 Tips to Help You Connect with Locals

Travel Deeper: 12 Tips to Help You Connect with Locals

Meeting locals is one of the best ways to really dig deep into a culture as you travel. Here are 10 ways to make that local connection. The post Travel Deeper: 12 Tips to Help You Connect with Locals appeared first on Solo Traveler.
The Saturday City: Chicago

The Saturday City: Chicago

I first visited Chicago at the end of my U.S. road trip in 2006. I spent three days there before leaving to explore the rest of the world. I’d always heard a lot about Chicago and was excited to finally see the Windy City (named because of the politicians who blow hot air, not for…
Visiting Salisbury: Home of Stonehenge

Visiting Salisbury: Home of Stonehenge

A stunning hour-and-a-half train ride through the English countryside from London takes you to Salisbury, home of the famous Stonehenge as well as the Magna Carta. It’s an easy day trip, but I found that Salisbury has a lot to offer and, in fact, Stonehenge is the least impressive part of the town, making it…
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.
How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

How You Can Help Create the Next Generation of Responsible Travelers

Travel gives us perspective, challenges our expectations, and opens the door to new possibilities. It forces us to see the world and ourselves in a more profound way. I believe that it makes us better people. It gives us experience and understanding that you don’t get when you simply stay in your little corner of…
Pic of the Week: A Sunny Day in Krakow, Poland

Pic of the Week: A Sunny Day in Krakow, Poland

Blue skies and white carriages were a part of what this Solo Travel Society member described as a perfect day in Krakow, Poland. The post Pic of the Week: A Sunny Day in Krakow, Poland appeared first on Solo Traveler.
13 Great Reasons to Visit New Zealand

13 Great Reasons to Visit New Zealand

My visit to New Zealand a few months ago marked my second time in the country. Much had changed in the half decade since I had been there. The country was more crowded and expensive with the sleepy towns I remember now bursting with tourists. Yet, in so many ways, New Zealand was still the…
Solo Travel to China: 32 Tips You Need to Know

Solo Travel to China: 32 Tips You Need to Know

China is fascinating and challenging. Here are 32+ tips on how to thrive in China's culture, how to get around, how to stay healthy and more. The post Solo Travel to China: 32 Tips You Need to Know appeared first on Solo Traveler.

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