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VPN for Travel: What, Why and an Easy Setup Guide
I consider a VPN a must as I travel. I use free WiFi and hotel WiFi all the time and I would never consider booking a hotel or doing anything else that required financial information without it. While I save money by using free public WiFi I also protect my money and my identity by using a VPN. http://solotravelerblog.com/vpn-travel-setup/
Here's why you want a VPN for travel, what to look for in a VPN service and an easy guide to setting up a VPN on your phone, computer or tablet.
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Keep Your Cash & Cards: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Pickpockets http://solotravelerblog.com/keep-your-cash-10-ways-to-protect-yourself-from-pickpockets/
The warning signs are there but what do you do about them? Here are 10 ways to protect yourself from pickpockets.
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Paying Forward a Kindness on the Road - it took over three decades but I did it. http://solotravelerblog.com/paying-forward-travel-kindness/ 
Sometimes the opportunity is perfect. Memories flood in. Kindness drives you forward. And the result is new friends.
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Solo Travel that Will Take Your Breath Away
We asked readers what travel has taken their breath away. Here are their answers. And hold on because this post will inspire you to more great travel. http://solotravelerblog.com/solo-travel-that-will-take-your-breath-away/ #solotravel #travel #inspiration
You have traveled well my friends. We asked you what travel has taken your breath away. Here are your answers that will inspire more great travel.
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Heading on a winter road trip? I have 32 tips you need to know. http://solotravelerblog.com/winter-road-trip-alone-32-tips/ #solotravel #roadtrip 
I love a solo road trip. However a winter road trip alone comes with its own unique challenges and issues. Here are the tips you need to know.
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A musing on what makes travel wonderful - Travel with the Wit of an Adult and the Wonder of a Child http://solotravelerblog.com/travel/ #solotravel #travel 
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Do you need travel insurance? I asked that question of 5 bloggers from 5 difference countries. They were only almost unanimous. Please add your thoughts to the post on the blog. It will be helpful for all. http://solotravelerblog.com/do-i-need-travel-insurance/ 
I'm frequently asked: Do I need travel insurance? My answer is yes. But I also offer you the thoughts of 6 bloggers from 6 different countries.
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Do I Need Travel Insurance? Bloggers from 6 countries share their views and who they insure with.http://solotravelerblog.com/do-i-need-travel-insurance/ Thanks to +Velvet Escape +Melvin Böcher +Matthew Long +LiveShareTravel +Terry Lee +Caz Makepeace #travelinsurance #solotravel 
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Solo Surfing: Is a Surfcamp Right for You?
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Whether you're a beginner or experienced, young or (shall we say) older, solo surfing, especially at a surfcamp can make for great travel.
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"Discovering Franciacorta: Please Don’t Wake Me"
From Tracey's trip to Lombardy. Check out their new site too. http://www.in-lombardia.com/
http://solotravelerblog.com/discovering-franciacorta-please-dont-wake-me/ #solotravel #italy 
The setting: a grand palazzo in the Italian countryside of Lombardy. The drink: the delicately bubbly Franciacorta of Berlucchi. I thought I was dreaming.
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Best Destinations for Solo Travelers: Deciding Where to Go http://solotravelerblog.com/best-destinations-solo-travelers/ #solotravel #traveltips #travel
What are the best destinations for solo travelers? I'm asked this all the time. It depends on you, your travel experience and your solo travel experience.
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The Solo Travel Deals page has been updated. Check out new offers and new advertisers http://ow.ly/VoEwH
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Publisher of Solo Traveler (http://solotravelerblog.com) and founder of Full Flight Press, publisher of The Traveler's Handbooks (http://thetravelershandbooks.com)
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  • Solo Traveler-solotravelerblog.com
    Publisher, present
    Solo Traveler is the #1 blog for those who travel alone. You can also check out The Solo Travel Society on Facebook where over 14,000 solo travelers share information.
  • Full Flight Press
    Founder / Publisher, 2013
    The Traveler’s Handbooks are DIY travel guides to help people travel in more unique and meaningful ways. Each is written by an author respected for his or her ethical approach to travel, generosity when sharing information and a wonderful ability to tell a tale. Each handbook follows the same format. They include inspiring travel stories amidst how-to advice and full-color photos. The Traveler’s Handbooks are here to introduce you to exciting new ways of exploring the world.
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Introduction
HI, I'm Janice Waugh, author of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook, publisher of Solo Traveler, the blog for those who travel alone and moderator of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook where over 60,000 solo travelers share information. I have been quoted and interviewed in many media outlets including NPR, CNN, the Oprah Blog, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, the Globe & Mail and USA Today. I have also spoken at The Smithsonian on solo travel and at a number of industry events on travel blogging. On Twitter I'm known as @solotraveler.

I am founder of Full Flight Press which publishes The Traveler’s Handbooks and co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, an online resource for travel bloggers.

Prior to my work in the online travel space, I had a writing practice specializing in websites, social media and how-to content on small business issues. In the 90s I had a conference company which was sold in 2000. Between businesses I traveled with my family for a year and completed an MA in History.


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  • University of Toronto
    Masters of History, 2002 - 2004
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The Starter’s Guide to Travelling Solo in Europe
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