Solo Travel

Solo Travel: The Unfiltered Experience

August 7, 2013
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If you’re on Instagram, you know all about filters—the popular photo app applies filters to photos to make them look more artistic. You can tint a photo, strip out the color to make it black-and-white, or boost the colors, making it more vibrant. Photo editing software offers filters like that, too. As a creative person, […]

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The Protagonist’s Trip: Solo Travel For the Author

July 24, 2013
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wondered how mystery writers do their research to get all the details “just right” for their stories. Surely they can’t have traveled to all the places they write about and surely they can’t have personally experienced all the things their protagonists do in the book, right? Well, […]

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How To Survive a Long Solo Road Trip

June 19, 2013
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Is there some aspect of travel that you find daunting? Something you dislike so much you’d do pretty much anything to avoid it? For me, it’s always been the long, solo car trip. I don’t enjoy driving. Oh, sure, driving is good for getting back and forth to work and to run errands. But beyond […]

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Saying Goodbye to Seasickness

June 5, 2013
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I’m still relatively new to the world of cruising. The first time I even set foot aboard a cruise ship was in 2010, when I went on a press trip aboard Norwegian Epic. But I was immediately hooked. With all the restaurants and activities, the solo-friendly rooms and the big production shows, it reminded me […]

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Norwegian Epic vs. Norwegian Breakaway

May 22, 2013
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Confession time: Isn’t this a scenario we all dream of being faced with: Two equally wonderful suitors vying for our affections? That’s what solo travelers are faced with right now with two Norwegian cruise ships: The Epic and The Breakaway. Both feature innovative Studio Staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, making them each a […]

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10 Things to Love About Norwegian Breakaway

May 15, 2013
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I’m back from my fun, whirlwind two-day cruise aboard the new Norwegian cruise ship, Breakaway. I have a lot to say about this ship—more than can fit in one blog post—but I wanted to hit the highlights for you this week. How does this ship measure up for solo travelers? Pretty well, I thought. I’m […]

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Get Ready for a Breakaway: Norwegian Breakaway

May 1, 2013
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Dear solo travelers who are itching to go on a cruise: Do I have good news for you! Remember the excitement of 2010 when Norwegian Epic debuted with its solo lounge and 128 staterooms sized—and priced–for solo travelers? Well, Norwegian just gave birth to The Epic‘s brand new baby sister called Norwegian Breakaway which features […]

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What’s the Big Deal About Solo Female Travel?

February 9, 2013
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When the news was reported last week about the murder of Sarai Sierra, a young mother from New York who was traveling on vacation alone in Turkey, I immediately felt sadness for her and the family who lost her. What a tragic outcome for what should have been the trip of a lifetime. My second […]

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The Pros and Cons of Seeing Europe By Cruise Ship

January 16, 2013
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Is Europe on your travel bucket list? How many cities in Europe? Five? Ten? Thirty? If you’ve got a travel bucket list a mile long that includes numerous cities in Europe, you may find yourself wondering how on Earth you can visit that many places with the week or two of vacation time you get […]

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