Wednesday, 20 September 2006

Resources for solo travellers

Work & Family (by columnist Sue Shellenbarger, Wall Street Journal, 31 August 2006):

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 ( Elaine Lee’s “Go Girl! The Black Woman’s Book of Travel Adventure” ( 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,, with tips and articles.

Link | Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 13:19 ( 1:19 PM)
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