Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips For Great Trips

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Fodor's, 2005 - Travel - 266 pages
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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 travel—including 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.
 

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Lane, a well-published travel writer who has contributed to a number of travel books (e.g., The Unofficial Guide to New York City ), here offers a guide for the solo traveler, which she defines ... Read full review

Contents

Joys Ploys What Annoys
1
Planning Saving
17
Where to Go What to Do on Your Own
35
Cruises Spas
61
Soloing with Others 73
72
Traveling with Pets
85
Packing lor One
97
Getting There Getting Around 113
112
Ealing Alone
153
Shopping
167
Traditions Taboos Tipping
187
Meeting People
205
Safety Health 225
206
Special Solo Situations
243
Breaking Away
253
Copyright

Successful Solo Lodging
138

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About the author (2005)

EVE ZIBART HAS WRITTEN MORE ABOUT dining and entertainment than most people experience in a lifetime. In her early years as the pop music and culture reporter for, first, the "Nashville Tennessean" and then for the "Washington Post," Eve quickly exhibited a flair for scene and sensory detail coupled with an aptitude for grammar and an extensive vocabulary. She rapidly moved through the ranks of the "Post" as a Style feature writer, a Maryland columnist, the TV editor, and a Weekend assistant editor. Long known to friends and fans as "Dr. Nightlife," Eve has enough experience and knowledge to advise the Joint Chiefs of Staff on national trends. Currently, Eve is the restaurant critic for the "Washington Post's" Weekend section.
In addition to her responsibilities at the "Post," Eve is a columnist for "Book Page" and has been a regular contributor to "USAir Inflight, New England Financial Journal, Impress," and "Four Seasons" magazines.
She has also written for "Cosmopolitan, Town and Country," and "Playboy," Given an amazing ability to turn 24 hours into 30, Eve has found time to author several books, including "The Ethnic Food Lover's Companion; The Eclectic Gourmet Guide to Washington, D.C.; The Unofficial Guide to New Orleans; The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups;" and "Inside Disney: The Incredible Story of Walt Disney World and the Man Behind the Mouse."

NATIVE NEW YORKER RACHEL F. FREEMAN (Dining and Nightlife contributor) believes it is her duty to act as both foodie and night owl. Having lived abroad for 11 years, she returned to New York with a renewed hunger for what the city has to offer, resisting the temptation to join the ranks of thejaded. She has written for guidebooks in Warsaw, Poland, and has a passion for Edinburgh and the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. She has written for "Poland Business Guide, Wider Insider, Warsaw Insider," and "Voyage" magazine.

LEA LANE HAS TRAVELED TO OVER 110 COUNTRIES AND has been a columnist for Gannett newspapers, a TV travel and lifestyle reporter, and managing editor of the newsletter "Travel Smart." She writes for magazines and newspapers, including "The New York Times," and is a major contributor to guidebooks, including those on Belgium, Greece, Italy, and New York. She has written "Steps to Better Writing, The World's Most Exciting Cruises, The Unofficial Guide to South Florida," and "The Unofficial Guide to Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns in New England." Her newest book, "Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips," was chosen as runner-up for "Best Travel Book of the Year" by the North American Travel Journalists Association.
Lea's popular lifestyle Web site is www.sololady.com.

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