Thanks to the Cruise People for another No SOLO SUPPLEMENT news blast!     Solo Cruising Without the Single Supplement    1 BY SUSAN MCKEE ON MAY 23, 2014LATEST “SMALL SHIP” NEWS Solo cruisers looking to enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own stateroom without the added single supplement can now book staterooms or suites on the French-flaggedContinue reading “NO SOLO SUPPLEMENT CRUISES”

Southport, NC: small town welcome and charm

I meet wonderful people when I travel solo and yesterday I met Christina Willetts, the owner of Side Street Bakery in Southport, NC On a day trip to Southport, NC while staying on the coast this month I planned to visit the Wednesday waterfront market and explore the side streets of Southport. Southport is aContinue reading “Southport, NC: small town welcome and charm”

NO SOLO Supplement: from solo Travelers Club

A new post from Solo Travelers Clubwith NO SOLO supplements!   .   Call our Solo Travel Specialists at 800-787-1871. Terms & Conditions: Single supplement waived offer does not apply to A+, AA+, Suites or Luxury Suites (Mekong). Single supplement waived promotions are valid on select sailings only and apply to cruise fare only. Promotions areContinue reading “NO SOLO Supplement: from solo Travelers Club”

Solo at a ‘vacation location’

Vacation vs Travel Most people, whether couples, families or solo go on vacation. I travel.  So my focus is NOT to do everything at the ‘vacation location’ in as little time as possible. This month’s adventure is in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Thanks to the kindness of Jimmy B.  I have a condo to rent at a veryContinue reading “Solo at a ‘vacation location’”

A sweet place to stop at St Luke’s cafe

London:  Church Cafe in Kensington Café Portico RE-OPENS MARCH 2014 The cafe at St Luke’s opened during the summer of 2011 and has become a popular spot for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea. It is open from 9.00am and, depending on the great British weather, closes at 5pm. Come and try it out. Sandwiches, baguettes and snacksContinue reading “A sweet place to stop at St Luke’s cafe”

London Alternative Cafe at Sotheby’s

 photo credit to Sothby’s web page Eating in the Crypts of London churches    another post on this site covers several of the restaurants and cafes I visited in London.    Alternatives to formal restaurants are also found in department stores, museums and even in Sotheby’s! Everyone has heard of Sotheby’s Auction House.  Exclusive and highContinue reading “London Alternative Cafe at Sotheby’s”

A cruise for less than $70 + day for solo’s??

Call Vacations to Go to confirm this price, I saw it online today but it may not last.  I am NOT a travel agent, I just search for low prices daily and share what I find.  There is a tab for ‘single savings’ on the left of the Vacations to Go page.     Vacations to GoContinue reading “A cruise for less than $70 + day for solo’s??”

Student Hotel or Another Alternative for Solo Travelers….

A Hotel Not ONLY For Students In June 2013 I wrote about alternatives to staying in a hotel, with a story about my stay in a dormitory at London University.     Courtyard at the London University location Today I read on line  about a Hotel for Students.      THis may call up an image of a boarding house,Continue reading “Student Hotel or Another Alternative for Solo Travelers….”

Travel Friends you meet when traveling solo

The life of the solo diner table, thesewomen know how to travel! A great side benefit of traveling solo, without a relative, a spouse or a best friend, is to meet travel ‘friends’.  Travel friends are different than the friends you have at home, work friends or even casual friends.    They can be a local you meet whileContinue reading “Travel Friends you meet when traveling solo”

‘Solo Travel is on the Rise’ according to a Travel Weekly article

Solo travel on the rise………….   This is not news to dedicated solo travelers.     It is exciting to see solo travel given the coverage it deserves! Will the cruise lines stop charging solo travelers up to double the cost of other travelers?  (Yes, I know about the cabins for one)   Will hotels start offeringContinue reading “‘Solo Travel is on the Rise’ according to a Travel Weekly article”

Learning Italian while Traveling Solo in Italy

If you grew up in an Italian American family that spoke Italian, you were fortunate.  Many of us lived in a family that fought to become American and the Italian language was never spoken to the children.Often we would hear adults in the kitchen punctuating their speech with words I would not translate until I wasContinue reading “Learning Italian while Traveling Solo in Italy”

Do you search for Gender Based Travel?

I know women are out there going solo, just read the hundreds of blogs on line.  But this article by Robert Upe surprised me Contact author with any questions.   Ladies-only travel adventures taking off Date October 4, 2013 – 11:11PM Robert Upe Travel and Tourism Writer Women-only travel is an emerging trend. Photo: GettyContinue reading “Do you search for Gender Based Travel?”

CRAZY ABOUT DINERS: Maid-Rite Diner, Wilson, NC

I LOVE diners.  I would rather stop at a diner than a 5 star restaurant. Growing up in New Jersey I thought diners were everywhere.   Even the TV show Happy Days featured a diner. After living in other states I discovered diners did not always migrate away from the east coast.  There are wonderful regionalContinue reading “CRAZY ABOUT DINERS: Maid-Rite Diner, Wilson, NC”

Must Solo Travel ONLY be long term travel?

Not all “interesting”, “exciting” travel must be long term.   Or around the world. Or to exotic locations. Small time America, movie theather I read countless posts online from solo travelers going to remote locations,  taking risks that some travelers are not comfortable with, traveling for months. Often going on a solo trip is adventure enoughContinue reading “Must Solo Travel ONLY be long term travel?”

Is this a trend? NO SOLO SUPPLEMENT …….

thanks to an article by  Fran Golden in USA Today!Tauck has NO SOLO SUPPLEMENT CABINS,  we have finally been recognized as just as important as everyone else! Deal watch: Tauck offers solo savings on river cruises CRUISE LOG Fran Golden, Special for USA TODAY1:15 p.m. EDT September 27, 2013 Tauck is dropping the dreaded singleContinue reading “Is this a trend? NO SOLO SUPPLEMENT …….”


Call Vacations to Go for categories that have NO SOLO Supplements*   Discounted River Cruises Pay no single supplement on select Avalon sailings in certain cabin categories when you book by September 17, 2013.* Click on the FASTDEAL# at left for more information about any vacation. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy,Continue reading “VACATIONS TO GO Just POSTED LIST FOR RIVER CRUISES”

Another good price for solo travel….

Thanks to Sharron with Palm Court Travel/Cruise Brothers Two more solo friendly faresCruises & MORE – Travel Services    Phone 239 298 1555sharonptravel@gmail.comWebsite From NYC to Bermuda On the  NCL Breakaway:   solos $986.21…… From NYC to   Grabd /tyrjm Gakf Niib Cay and Nassau $750.55 for a solo! (check total with all the fees) Call Sharron forContinue reading “Another good price for solo travel….”

Female First in the UK just posted this interesting review of solo travel.

What do you think?   Do you solo travel? Two Thirds of Britons Would Take a Cruise Alone- More Than Any Other Holiday By Saima Omar @Lookitssaima for FemaleFirst UK Top reasons for taking a solo cruise included “taking the time to relax and unwind stress of friends/ family”  and “in order to meet a newContinue reading “Female First in the UK just posted this interesting review of solo travel.”

The Cruise People Just Sent this Great Post

For details contact:  The Cruise People, Ltd. Canada’s First Cruise-only Agency-Since 1972 1252 Lawrence Ave E. Suite 214,Don Mills (Toronto), Ont. Phone 1.800.961.5536 or 1.416.900.0889Facsimile  1.416.900.0889   If you can’t see this message, please view here. FIND A CRUISE   |   BOUTIQUE SHIPS   |   SPECIAL SAVINGS   |    BROCHURE   Uniworld is pleased to offer special savingsContinue reading “The Cruise People Just Sent this Great Post”

Travel Mates by Vantage

  Looking for a travel companion?Join TravelMates today! Vantage just posted this on FB Would you try this as a solo traveler?   If you love to travel but prefer not to go solo, look to TravelMates. Vantage’s free service, exclusively for MyPortfolio users, is an online community where you can connect with like-minded peopleContinue reading “Travel Mates by Vantage”


Thanks to Sharron with  Palm Court Travel/Cruise Brothers we have a list of 2014 sailings with NO solo supplement.You can reach her on FB at Cruises & More Travel Services Her contact information is at the end of her list Add caption   NORTHERN EUROPE 10           May 11,2014      Genoa, Italy        Amsterdam (IJmuiden), Holland   Costa CruisesContinue reading “2014 NO SOLO SUPPLEMENT!”

Am I just a CHEAP traveler?

I had to stop and think this week, “why do travel agents not understand value vs price?”    Am I just a CHEAP traveler to all the agents who contact ME to to book a trip or more often my transatlantic crossings?    Endlessly I explain how I view travel and particularly transportation costs.OF COURSE I preferContinue reading “Am I just a CHEAP traveler?”

USA Today just posted this: No Solo Supplement on a Clipper Ship!

This item was written by Larry Bleiberg, former travel editor of The Dallas Morning News and Coastal Living magazine. Bleiberg is serving as Guest Editor of The Cruise Log while USA TODAY Cruise Editor Gene Sloan is away.   Solo travelers won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to sail on Star ClippersContinue reading “USA Today just posted this: No Solo Supplement on a Clipper Ship!”

today an online post on no Solo Supplements on River Cruises!

River Cruises Solo??? Solo Traveler Savings on select Boutique River Cruises Single travelers can choose river cruises with special offers Reduced Single Supplement Savings is available on the following select river cruises and departure dates: Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley | Porto to Porto | 8 Days2013: Nov 172014: Mar 27, Apr 3,Continue reading “today an online post on no Solo Supplements on River Cruises!”

REduced Solo Supplement on Luxury Cruise

Just saw the following on one of the many sites I troll daily to find affordable travel for Solo’s Although I have been told by another ‘solo travel professional’ that perhaps I am not suited for luxury travel “if I plan to wear my travel clothes on board“.  She gets none of my yearly budgetContinue reading “REduced Solo Supplement on Luxury Cruise”

Food Trucks part 2: Solo Travelers meet more vendors

Food in a Hurry does not have to be tasteless, precooked and dry.   FIAH is here.  While researching Food Trucks as the perfect alternative to a restaurant for Solo Travelers, I met Georgia Brown. A friendly, enthusiastic vendor who was willing to share her story with this blogger.I learned I could find great comfort foodContinue reading “Food Trucks part 2: Solo Travelers meet more vendors”

Fall cruise to New England Affordable

 The  Solo Travelers Club by Online Vacation Center found a trip RT from NYC to Halifax and St John! Solo Prices starting at $718 inside *    Solo Travelers Club by Online Vacation Center    “Experience the warm colors of fall on a Canada/New England Cruise. Roundtrip New York City on Carnival Glory. Make yourContinue reading “Fall cruise to New England Affordable”