Traveling alone can be very exciting. I love and have written about
Traveling alone can be very exciting. I love and have written abouttraveling solo. My first trip to Paris was a solo trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. There are so many wonderful benefits to it.
But for those who have never done it, the thought can also be very frightening. Lots of fears, concerns and questions will come up.
But have no fear- there is so much information out there for solo travelers! Sites that cover safety, dining, or assessing whether solo travel is right for you. Even solo travel deals. You just need to know where to look.
That's where I come in. This Travel Tip Tuesday, I have put together a list of some of the best resources available to those who are already experienced, or those who are considering taking the plunge!
1. Journeywoman. This site is amazing. Evelyn Hannon really offers up a wealth of information geared toward women travelers. But, there is an entire category dedicated to solo travel. From solo packing tips to safety, solo cruising to solo travel to Paris and India, this on-line travel mag is one major resource. If you can't find it here- than I'd say it just doesn't exist. And, ahem, I'll just casually mention that I am a contributor.
2. Solo Traveler is a blog that is a constant feed of updated solo travel info. This blog should be called all solo travel, all the time! Janice, along with her handful of contributors, really crank out the timely and useful information. I am especially fond of the Solo Travel Tips and Solo Travel Deals categories.
3. Gray of SoloFriendly has traveled to 5 countries and 16 U.S States and has gone solo for a good part of it. She created the website to help other travel solo by sharing her experiences on going it alone (hence the friendly part). She also has destination specific info on Las Vegas, Disney World, Montréal and Burlington, Vermont, as well as an abundance of other solo travel resources to visit.
4. SoloTravel.org is your guide to single and solo travel. At least that is what they say. They have a wealth of city and country guides. Prague and Madrid have mini-guides and Australia, Thailand and Peru are just a few of the countries represented. Be sure to check out the Solo Travel Humor section for a lighter look at solo travel.
5. When all else fails, sometimes you just need to pose a direct question and get an answer. If you've looked through all of the above resources and have a very specific, direct question try the Solo Forum over at TripAdvisor. You can also search the archives to see if your question has already been asked and answered before.
What are some of your favorite Solo Travel resources? Please share in the comments.