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Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Practical Tips for Solo Travelers Visiting Japan

Traveling alone to Japan may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This post will not reveal any hidden secrets, but what we hope it will demonstrate is how, with smart and thoughtful planning, you too can take a solo trip to The Land of the Rising Sun!

STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

STT 103: Solo Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

Travel trends that impact solo travelers are always of interest to me, and the trends that are shaping up in 2019 are no different. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I share some of the most significant trends that are emerging, and what savvy solo travelers need to know. Plus, at the end of the show I make an announcement about the future of the podcast.

Episode 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Episode 097: Managing an Itinerary as a Solo Traveler

Pre-trip planning is my bag, and setting an itinerary can make all the difference for your solo travel. I share my itinerary tips—especially discussing when to plan what— on the new episode of my solo travel podcast. I even have some tips for procrastinators. Take a listen to the new episode of the podcast.

Episode 096: True False Solo Travel

Episode 096: True False Solo Travel

I tackle some of the most common preconceived ideas about traveling solo, using a unique and fun format. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast I give you my take on some common (and maybe even controversial) beliefs. Take a listen and then give me your perspective!

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans as a Solo Traveler

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans as a Solo Traveler

If you are traveling solo to New Orleans during Thanksgiving and want to eat a traditional Holiday meal at a solo friendly restaurant, here is my list of the 11 Best Restaurants in New Orleans for a memorable Thanksgiving meal.

Episode 077: Heading Out for a While - Long Trip Planning

Episode 077: Heading Out for a While - Long Trip Planning

Longer trip planning takes a different approach when traveling alone. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I use the backdrop of New Orleans to explore how to head out for a trip of either multiple weeks or months. Don’t miss my long term trip planning tips for the solo traveler; Tune In!

Festivals to Attend in New Orleans in July

Festivals to Attend in New Orleans in July

While New Orleans in July is very hot, airfare and hotel rates are the cheapest in the summer. Plus, there is a ton going on! Here’s a list of a few of our favorite festivals and events happening in New Orleans in the steamy month of July!

Episode 067: Planning Ahead for Safety and Crisis Overseas

Episode 067: Planning Ahead for Safety and Crisis Overseas

When things go wrong when traveling solo you need to know what to do to solve the crisis. The US State Department website is a valuable resource to American and non-US travelers alike that helps the solo traveler in time of need. On the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, I share what kinds of information you can get to help plan for your safety, and even help you in a crisis when traveling alone.

Episode 054: 5 Planning Ahead Tips for Solo Travel Success

Episode 054: 5 Planning Ahead Tips for Solo Travel Success

To facilitate a great solo trip, you should pay close attention to 5 key trip planning tasks. If you have resolved to travel more in 2018, the new episode of my solo travel podcast, Solo Travel Talk, will give you amazing trip planning tips to make sure you reach your travel goals when going it alone.