Hotels and More

How Couchsurfing Helped Me Adjust to Life in France

March 29, 2011

One challenge for many solo travelers is finding their way around a strange country alone. What if you could arrange to meet up with a friendly local who could advise you on what to do and where to go? Today, guest blogger Brenna Mulvaney shows us how she’s done just that with Couchsurfing, a site […]

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Review: The Mohegan Sun

May 7, 2010

The Mohegan Sun is an upscale casino resort in Uncasville, CT.  I knew before going that it is a tribal casino and has heavy Native American theming, but you wouldn’t know it from a distance: Its tall, sleek glass towers jut up like oversized crystal stalagmites out of the lush Connecticut countryside along the winding […]

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Grrrrl Power

February 13, 2009

There have been women-only tour companies and vacations for quite some time, but here’s a new one: Women-only floors at luxury hotels?  Wow. I just had a flashback to a summer camp I used to work at that had separate men’s and women’s dormitories.  Except it was anything but luxurious. According to this article by […]

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Single Rooms

October 2, 2008

I stumbled across this thread today at and wanted to share it.  I have never actually stayed at a hotel where single rooms were even an option, so I have had no personal experience with this myself.  But I can’t say I’m terribly surprised to hear that the single rooms that do exist in […]

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Solo-Friendly Lodging

April 2, 2008

I often have a different budget each time I travel solo, so I’ve stayed at everything from budget hotels to luxury resorts. I usually visit cities, so I like to find a hotel in the center of things. I was recently thinking about how, as a female solo traveler, my lodging needs might be different […]

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