How to Travel Alone

by Beth Whitman (June 25th, 2013)

I’ve been traveling alone for so many years (more than 26), that many things pertaining to travel are second nature to me. I forget there are people who have literally never been on a plane (not to mention not knowing that they can opt out of the TSA’s backscatter scanner) or there are those who […]

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The Sisterhood of Traveling Wanderlusters – We Go Solo

by Beth Whitman (February 12th, 2013)

The uproar last week over Sarai Sierra’s death in Turkey initially had me a bit baffled. But by week’s end I was inspired by what the travel blogging community did to raise awareness of the perils of solo travel for women as well as supporting what many of us already knew, that solo travel is […]

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Newsletter Survey Results ~ Your Responses

by Beth Whitman (January 7th, 2013)

During the month of November and December, we asked our subscribers to provide some feedback on our monthly newsletter. Nearly 200 people responded by filling out the questionnaire and adding comments about what they would like to see more (and less) of. Here’s what we learned: The Good: Above all else you LOVE our tips […]

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Best Destinations for Solo Women Travelers

by Beth Whitman (January 18th, 2011)

I have an American friend who loves traveling to the Middle East. Although she is of Pakistani descent with black hair and olive skin – she’s American through and through. Given her values and interests having grown up in the U.S., you’d think she might be put off by much of this region – but that’s not […]

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Women Traveling Solo in Korea – Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (January 13th, 2011)

Don’tcha just LOVE this! This is Wanderlust and Lipstick: The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo in Korean! Next time you’re in the Seoul airport or traveling through South Korea, be sure to pop into a bookstore and ask for it Of course, you could always buy the English version of The Essential Guide for […]

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6 Tips to Make Solo Travel Cheap

by Beth Whitman (November 22nd, 2010)

While I’ve really come to appreciate traveling with other people, I recognize that there are a lot of benefits in traveling solo. One of the beauties of hitting the road on our own is that it gives us the opportunity to explore a destination at our own pace and within our own budget. With Buy […]

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4 Reasons to Consider Traveling Solo

by Beth Whitman (December 13th, 2007)

Yes, there are downsides to traveling solo. However, there are for more upsides to having an independent adventure that solo travel virgins don’t consider prior to making the firm decision to traveling on their own. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your next trip and whether you want to travel […]

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