Traveling Solo: Advice and Ideas for More Than 250 Great Vacations


The ultimate guide to savoring the unique pleasures of traveling alone
“Anyone considering traveling by themselves would be wise to consult this well-organized and innovative travel guide.”—Iowa ...

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The ultimate guide to savoring the unique pleasures of traveling alone
“Anyone considering traveling by themselves would be wise to consult this well-organized and innovative travel guide.”—Iowa City Press-Citizen
“A comprehensive guide for anyone contemplating a solo vacation.”
—New York magazine
“For a complete resource guide, nothing equal[s] Traveling Solo.”
—New Choices magazine

Who says you always need a traveling companion to have a wonderful time? Looking at travel in a way that few guides do—from the perspective of those setting out alone—this award-winning sourcebook brings together more than 250 rewarding vacations that can be enjoyed on your own. Travel expert Eleanor Berman helps you tailor a trip suited to your individual tastes, energies, and timetable to develop the experience of a lifetime. Revised and updated to include the latest information on current travel options and considerations for international travel, this new edition of Traveling Solo allows you to savor the freedom of going where you please, doing what you want to do, and meeting interesting people along the way.
• European tours for music lovers, wine connoisseurs, and gourmet cooks
• Language, photography, and painting workshops
• Cruises in the fjords of Norway or on Europe’s great rivers
• Volunteer programs to assist in scientific research or to aid humanity
• Sports camps with specialized training for amateur tennis and baseball players
• Wilderness expeditions in Alaska, Africa, and Nepal
• Luxurious spas in the deserts of Arizona and the tropics of Mexico
• Great city tours of New York, San Francisco, and Paris

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Editorial Reviews

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Take an adventurous tour of New York's most delicious neighborhoods with this combination guidebook and history lesson by Eleanor Berman, whose bestselling Traveling Solo also encouraged travelers everywhere to get out there and experience their world. Covering all five boroughs, Berman explains the key historical factors that made each neighborhood what it is today, then lists all of the best places to shop, eat, and stroll. Try the freshly made Parmesan cheese in Italian markets on the Bronx's famous Arthur Avenue. Seek out spices, fragrances, and falafel on the Middle Eastern-flavored Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Discover the herbal medicine shops, carved Buddhas, and dim sum in the flourishing Chinese communities in Flushing, Queens. All of these tempting colors, scents, and tastes await you in New York Neighborhoods.
From the Publisher
"A comprehensive guide for anyone contemplating a solo vacation."—New York magazine

"For a complete resource guide, nothing equal[s] Traveling Solo." —New Choices magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762747931
  • Publisher: GPP Travel
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,415,090
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 0.77 (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) Learn a Sport (2) Stretch Your Mind (3) Try Adventure Travel (4) Get Back to Nature (5) Get into Shape: The Spa Vacation (6) Join a Tour (7) Go to Sea (8) The Singles Scene (9) For Women Only (10) The Golden Age: 50 and Over (11) Some General Advice (12) Four Favorite Cities (13) Bring the Kids (14) Traveling Safe and Smart

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