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Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips, 1st Edition

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A quarter of all travelers hit the road without a companion each year, whether for business or pleasure. In this personal book, solo travel expert, Lea Lane, reveals the joys of the experience as well as its challenges, and dispels the stigma of traveling solo, covering such topics as:

• Dining alone

• Solo-friendly lodgings

• Group and special-interest travelincluding ditching the group

• Socializing with locals and finding romance along the way

• Traveling with pets

• Smart ways to save and spend

With warmth and wit, the seasoned, and award-winning journalist, Lane helps readers conquer their fears, make intelligent choices, and appreciate solo travel not just as a different way to go, but the ultimate way to go.

Review:

"The difference between a tourist and a traveler, contends globetrotting journalist Lane, is that a tourist seeks only comfort while a traveler seeks discovery. Travelling, she claims, is best experienced alone. While vacationing by oneself often carries a stigma of loneliness, this insightful guidebook proves that solo journeys can be much more rewarding than travelling with friends or spouses. Lane addresses the typical fears people have about vacationing alone-'I'll be in danger'; 'I'll get lost'; 'I'll have no one to talk to'-but she explains how to avoid the pratfalls and shows that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Going above and beyond the basics of packing and cost efficiency, this book is filled with helpful tips for making the most of the travelling experience-how to engage strangers in conversation, how to savor the dreaded 'table-for-one' scenario, how to have a romantic fling or find the love of your life. In addition, Lane sprinkles entertaining personal anecdotes of her own solo experiences, recounting the time her pet poodle was lost by an airline and her flirtations with a young promising actor named Jude Law. Seeking to inspire readers to be independent and self-sufficient, Lane successfully shows that solo travel enables one to meet new people, become immersed in new cultures and learn about oneself. Whether planning an entire vacation alone or simply parting with travel companions for a few minutes, readers will find a wealth of information here on how to make the most of their travel experiences and appreciate the joys of solitude." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400014002
Author:
Lane, Lea
Publisher:
Fodor's
Subject:
General
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
General Travel
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Special-Interest Titles
Publication Date:
20050301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.1 x .9 in .65 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The difference between a tourist and a traveler, contends globetrotting journalist Lane, is that a tourist seeks only comfort while a traveler seeks discovery. Travelling, she claims, is best experienced alone. While vacationing by oneself often carries a stigma of loneliness, this insightful guidebook proves that solo journeys can be much more rewarding than travelling with friends or spouses. Lane addresses the typical fears people have about vacationing alone-'I'll be in danger'; 'I'll get lost'; 'I'll have no one to talk to'-but she explains how to avoid the pratfalls and shows that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Going above and beyond the basics of packing and cost efficiency, this book is filled with helpful tips for making the most of the travelling experience-how to engage strangers in conversation, how to savor the dreaded 'table-for-one' scenario, how to have a romantic fling or find the love of your life. In addition, Lane sprinkles entertaining personal anecdotes of her own solo experiences, recounting the time her pet poodle was lost by an airline and her flirtations with a young promising actor named Jude Law. Seeking to inspire readers to be independent and self-sufficient, Lane successfully shows that solo travel enables one to meet new people, become immersed in new cultures and learn about oneself. Whether planning an entire vacation alone or simply parting with travel companions for a few minutes, readers will find a wealth of information here on how to make the most of their travel experiences and appreciate the joys of solitude." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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