Traveling Solo, 4th Edition

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Traveling Solo is the ultimate guide to traveling alone. This book offers advice and ideas for more than 250 trips for solo travelers. Award-winning author Eleanor Berman points out the following unique pleasures to traveling solo: it's a chance to tailor a vacation strictly to individual tastes, energies, and timetables; to go wherever you please, do exactly whatever you want to do, and meet interesting new people of all ages along the way.

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Overview

Traveling Solo is the ultimate guide to traveling alone. This book offers advice and ideas for more than 250 trips for solo travelers. Award-winning author Eleanor Berman points out the following unique pleasures to traveling solo: it's a chance to tailor a vacation strictly to individual tastes, energies, and timetables; to go wherever you please, do exactly whatever you want to do, and meet interesting new people of all ages along the way.

The vacations offered here are as varied as the ages, budgets, tastes, and interests of millions of singles. This book provides all the pertinent information on a wide range of vacation options, including the following:
*Approximate costs
*Common age ranges of participants
*Percentage of people traveling alone
*Typical male/female ratio
*Candid comments from former trip participants

This guide helps a solo traveler choose a trip that's right for him or her. Some of the trips the author discusses are: European trips for music lovers, wine connoisseurs, and gourmet cooks; workshops in language, photography, and painting; a biking tour of Provence; a cruise in the fjords of Norway; wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Nepal; and luxurious spas in the deserts of Arizona and the tropics of Mexico.

In addition to specific vacation ideas, the author gives advice about how to travel safely and intelligently while alone, or as part of a group, or as a single parent with kids.

The author also includes her favorite cities for traveling alone, giving descriptions and personal impressions of what it is like to be a solo vacationer in a major city.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762726646
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2003
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

New York City resident Eleanor Berman is an award-winning, widely published travel writer who frequently travels on her own. Her travel and feature articles have appeared in Caribbean Travel & Life, Ladies' Home Journal, and Modern Bride. She is also the author of Recommended Bed & Breakfasts New England and New York Neighborhoods (both published by Globe Pequot).

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Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) On Your Own: The Rewards (3) Learn A Sport (4) Try Adventure Travel (5) Get Back to Nature (6) Get Into Shape: The Spa Vacation (7) Join a Tour (8) Go to Sea (9) The Singles Scene (10) For Women Only (11) The Golden Age: 50 and Over (12) Solo Travel Know-How (13) Some General Advice (14) Four Favorite Cities (15) Bring the Kids (16)Traveling Safe and Smart (17) Appendix

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