Solo Travel and the Long-distance Train

August 31, 2011

Ever wondered what it would be like to go solo on a long-distance train trip? Wonder no more. Today’s guest blogger, Brooke Schoenman, outlines what train travel can be like for both the solitary–and the sociable–solo traveler.   Out of necessity, I started traveling solo, as many of us do. After several jaunts and jumps […]

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The Pros and Cons of the Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Bus

July 5, 2011

You see them in almost every major city that is a tourist destination: The brightly-colored double-decker buses packed with tourists snapping photos of every building, every landmark, every dog they see whizzing on a fire hydrant. Maybe you’ve been on one. Maybe you’ve made fun of everyone on one. Maybe, just maybe, you’ve done both […]

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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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Staying Connected While Traveling Solo

January 4, 2011

I have never traveled with my laptop until this past trip to Las Vegas. My primary day job is on a computer, and with all the blogging I do, I am on a computer from morning until night every day of the week as it is.  So I’ve always been very happy to unplug during […]

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7 Things About Travel That Stress Me Out

August 13, 2010

If you’re reading this blog, then it’s no secret to you that I love to travel. I love seeing new places, meeting new people.  I love researching my trips ahead of time, figuring out what I want to do, where I might want to eat.  I even love flying and taking public transportation.  For the […]

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The Carry-On Experiment

August 6, 2010

I sat in my comfy leather seat, gripping the armrests nervously, trying not to sweat as the plane began to descend into New York.  I had already unplugged my earbuds from the jack in the arm rest. I couldn’t concentrate on the TV screen in front of me any more.  I looked around me at […]

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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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The TSA Fails Travelers

December 30, 2009

I think it’s time we admit that the Transportation Security Administration is almost as much an enemy to the flying public as terrorists are. After all the resources that have been pumped into this agency, all they’ve really succeeded in doing is making travelers’ lives miserable.  The attempted bombing of an Amsterdam to Detroit flight […]

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GPS and the Solo Traveler

August 19, 2009

Ah, the call of the open road, the wind in your hair, the radio blasting your favorite tunes, the endless highway stretching out before you, leading to equally endless possibilities.  It all sounds so romantic, doesn’t it?  Except that I get bored after an hour in the car by myself and I can’t read a […]

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