Handbooks for Independent Travel

If you are traveling independently and/or solo, this travel style will provide unique opportunities to interact with locals and make new friends while participating in the activities that you enjoy the most.​

If you have a series of long-haul flights in your future, this guide will help you turn what you may be dreading into an adventure. Based on what I learned on a recent 50-hour/5-leg journey from Indonesia to Ecuador.

 Sometimes people ask me if they can look over my shoulder as I make my travel plans, so now I am inviting you to do so. I will be sharing, in step-by-step fashion, how I make my way from dream to travel in a series of articles entitled, “Look Over My Shoulder.”

Other travelers often ask me how I research my trips. One person even asked if she could look over my shoulder while I planned my next trip. So, here are my methods for making plans to move on to my next destination.

Honing your skills for making your own reservations and travel plans is a core practice for becoming an experienced independent traveler.