Travel Tips

Travel tips especially for solo travelers and useful for anyone who travels. Learn how to cope with solo travel issues, dining alone, finding your way around, hauling your gear, meeting people while traveling solo, and much more.

Solo Traveler Interview: Linda on the Run (Linda Malys Yore)

Solo Traveler Interview: Linda on the Run (Linda Malys Yore)

This month our solo travel interview is with Linda on the Run aka Linda Malys Yore. And Linda is literally on the run, as an active triathlete and long time running enthusiast. She’s done half and full marathons. Linda is a baby boomer – she’s 66 years old – and didn’t get into competing in […]

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Solo Traveler Interview: Nomadic Matt (Matthew Kepnes)

Solo Traveler Interview: Nomadic Matt (Matthew Kepnes)

Today Solo Trips and Tips is kicking off a new interview series with solo travelers around the world. I’ll be talking with a variety of people about traveling solo and getting their best advice and travel tips. I’m happy to introduce Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt travel blog. Before I started Solo Trips and Tips […]

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The Legend of the Evangeline Oak in St Martinville Louisiana

The Legend of the Evangeline Oak in St Martinville Louisiana

Driving around South Louisiana I photographed a big oak tree thinking it must be the Evangeline Oak. Without knowing the full story of the famous oak tree it’s easy to get confused, but once you know the details, you’ll remember the story of Evangeline and Gabriel. And you’ll know where to find the Evangeline Oak […]

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Best Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

Best Solo Travel Tips For Both Men and Women Travelers

Traveling alone may seem intimidating. Try some of these top travel tips to ease any anxiety while traveling by yourself.     Read up on local customs and history You should know the very basics of the history of the place you travel to. When I’m planning a trip to a new country I like to […]

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How to Plan a Solo Trip – Best Planning Tips

How to Plan a Solo Trip – Best Planning Tips

When you start planning solo travel it can be difficult to decide on the location. You are planning a solo travel adventure – do you know where you want to go? Maybe you already have the ideal location in mind or if you are like me you probably have a long list of places you want to […]

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10 Inspirational Travel Quotes About Everyday Life

10 Inspirational Travel Quotes About Everyday Life

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Inspirational quotes with pictures must be worth a thousand words multiplied by a thousand. It’s true! My imagination zooms around the globe when I read these inspiring quotes paired up with photos. In this post I share ten of my favorite inspirational travel quotes […]

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Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

My First Solo Trip – Roaming and Reminiscing

I often think back to my first solo trip and how my life has taken me on unexpected adventures since the 7-month journey. Twenty-two years ago, in August 1993, I was enjoying my last few days on the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. One could stay two months for each entry to Indonesia back in the […]

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Best Tips to Improve and Protect Healthy Looking Skin While Traveling

Best Tips to Improve and Protect Healthy Looking Skin While Traveling

My best tips for keeping skin looking healthy while traveling are the same tips that will help keep your whole body staying healthy while traveling. The older I get the more I strive to keep a healthy lifestyle. I’m not a doctor or health professional so do consult one before you embark on any new exercise or health […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

Fear Traveling Alone? Who to Trust While Traveling Solo

For those who fear traveling alone, not knowing who to trust can be petrifying. Trust is a major aspect of solo travel. Trust in one’s own gut instinct, intuition, or whatever you want to call it, is vital to a solo traveler. I think it’s vital to anyone but it becomes even more important when […]

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Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

Fear Traveling Alone? – Overcoming Language Barriers

The fear of traveling alone is so intense for some people they simply do not travel solo and some do not travel at all. I have had many conversations with people that long to travel but are afraid to travel alone so I decided I would write a new series on Solo Trips And Tips about the issues […]

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Getting Lost While Traveling – Enjoy Losing Your Way

Getting Lost While Traveling – Enjoy Losing Your Way

Getting lost while traveling is a given for me. I am directionally challenged. I expect to get lost when I’m traveling but I do not get upset about it. I’m unable to pinpoint the exact moment when it happened but I have been possessed by the wanderlust for many years. I believe the seed may […]

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