Solo in Quebec City

31 Dec

Shannon happened upon Quebec online. “It looked cute,” and it was French-speaking and she thought it would “feel like you’re in a foreign city,” without the effort and expense of flying to someplace in Europe. In fact, the official website reads, “Queb…

Six tips for a great solo ski vacation

1 Oct

We got our first crisp day of autumn today here in D.C. With the beginning of fall, some people’s thoughts turn to vacation plans for the cold months ahead. Maybe it’s a trip to someplace warm. In other cases, the choice is winter sports. For those thi…

Solo travel hits the big time

24 Jun

You know the solo travel world has come into its own when The Washington Post does an entire travel section on it. One article offers eight tips ensuring a “trip of ease.” Some obvious tips include using common sense when it comes to safety and talking…

Solo travel tips and insights

11 Nov

While I gear up to write about my recent trip to Italy – Emilia Romagna specifically – I offer a roundup of solo travel stories by others. From an Australian website called “Starts at 60,” a solo female traveller’s (spelled the British way) checklist f…