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Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 travel—including ditch
Paperback, 1st Edition, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Fodor's
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I've done a ton of solo travel on business trips so I guess I was expecting more out of it. This is more of a "you can do it!" cheerleader book for those who are afraid to try it.
I was looking more for tips, deals, etc, which this books somewhat addresses. I do like some of her stories though, seems like she had some pretty fun trips.
It's still worth a read as a refresher for the seasoned traveler, but a better read for those who are afraid to go solo.
This book wasn't a fictional book incase you're wondering. This book explains about the tips of traveling to locations if you are in a group or alone. I used this book for my writing arts essay, but I did read it and it explains about some stories of different people who traveled to countries and their experiences on that journey. This book also lists many places to go to for different places around the world, and also activities to try. This book is really helpful to those who are planning to ...more
I liked this book, well not really. IT was ok i guess. even though it did give you good locations for specific people. This book is not a story but a mainly a list of places and experience the author had in each of them. I was disappointed a little since i thought it would have more tips and stories but it didn't have many. I think it could have been improved by adding tips and pictures of the place or create another part or another book that has pictures of that specific place. I recommend this ...more
I found her stories interesting but the advice was very run-of-the-mill.
I thought this book could have been better. Felt it was slow and that she went into detail about places but not tips. She didn't use her stories as illustrations of her tips which is what I thought she would do. I didn't like how she had pages and pages of tour companies or other companies. I wonder if she got a kick back. I didn't think she listed enough restaurants or hotels or anything. I felt that she tried to explore too many issues and not really covering any of them. However this was a go ...more
This book was really reassuring to me for my upcoming trip. I'm not traveling alone, but will be alone for all the days since my husband is doing business stuff. My favorite line (not exact quote) was that you will get lost, but that's okay, and you will figure it out and be fine. Lots of great resources throughout the book too to help plan the trip. I loved hearing the author's voice throughout the book too. Great read.
Oh, for half stars on Goodreads. This is really a 2.5 star for me. There's good advice, but by the time I read it, I'd gotten most of it for free already. Also, as I recall, there's a little fearmongering and oh woe is woman in here, which I am basically never here for.
This is a wonderful book. I love Lea Lane's voice. She can have pathos and humor in the same sentence, and she always takes me with her wherever she goes. Highly recommended book for any world or armchair traveler! Congrats, Lea!
Dec 15, 2007 Cherie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: First time solo travelers
Shelves: travel, non-fiction
Good advice for first time solo travelers, but not really for the hosteller/backpacker as much as it is for the more middle-class traveler
There wasn't anything special about this book and I wouldn't read it again. The tips weren't that great.
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