Wednesday, 20 September 2006
Resources for solo travellers
Work & Family (by columnist Sue Shellenbarger, Wall Street Journal, 31 August 2006):
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Question: Regarding your column on couples traveling separately: Can you provide information for people who want to make solo trips, including adventure travel?
Answer: The most comprehensive information on traveling alone can be found in books. "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World," by Edward Hasbrouck, offers help....
To join a tour, ask a travel agent for help matching your desired activities with a like-minded group. If you book a tour yourself, ask the operator about their client demographics and how well you're likely to fit in, Mr. Hasbrouck says....
Mr. Hasbrouck recommends some resources specifically for women: Workshops for "Women Traveling Solo" are offered by Hostelling International (www.hiusa.org). Elaine Lee's "Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel Adventure" (www.ugogurl.com) offers useful information for women of any race. He also recommends Thalia Zepatos' "A Journey of One's Own: Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler;" and a Web site, www.Journeywoman.com, with tips and articles.