Synopses & Reviews
is the ultimate guide to traveling alone. It introduces the unique pleasures of solo travel. Readers can tailor a vacation to their individual tastes, energies, and timetable; go wherever they wish; do exactly what they want to do; and meet fascinating people of all ages and all walks of life along the way.
Award-winning author Eleanor Berman offers ideas and advice for more than 250 trips for solo travelers--each 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:
>Common age ranges of participants
>Percentage of people traveling alone
>Typical male/female ratio
>Candid comments from former trip participants
This guide helps solo travelers choose and plan for a trip that's just right. The author discusses 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; luxurious spas in the deserts of Arizona and the tropics of Mexico; and many more.
In addition to specific vacation ideas, Eleanor Berman 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.
"A comprehensive guide for anyone contemplating a solo vacation."--New York
"For a complete resource guide, nothing equal[s] Traveling Solo
." --New Choices
The ultimate guide to traveling alone, Traveling Solo
offers advice and ideas for more than 250 trips for solo travelers, including suggested vacations as varied as the ages, budgets, tastes, and interests of millions of singles.
Savor the Unique Pleasures of Traveling Alone
Travel expert Eleanor Berman shows that you don't always need a traveling companion to have a wonderful time. It's a chance to tailor a vacation to your own individual tastes, energies, and timetable. Enjoy the freedom of going where you please, doing what you want to do, and meeting interesting people along the way.
This award-winning guide describes more than 250 vacations as varied as the budgets, ages, and interests of millions of singles. Learn about all the exciting possibilities for the perfect trip:
" European tours for music lovers, wine connoisseurs, and gourmet cooks
" Workshops in language, photography, and painting
" 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
In addition, Berman gives advice about how to travel safely and intelligently while alone, as part of a group, or as a single parent with kids. Candid comments from former trip participants and Berman's own personal impressions reveal what it's really like to be a solo traveler in these wonderful destinations.
About 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).
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