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Episode Info: Janice Waugh is an author, blogger, speaker, traveler, and entrepreneur who publishes The Traveler's Handbooks and runs the popular Solo Traveler blog.In this episode we talk with Janice on how personal loss and the grieving process led her to rethink what was important in life, and set her on a multi-year journey of travel and self-exploration. We also converse about the realities of traveling solo, and how you can go about planning your own trip. (More show notes below the fold.)As usual, feedback, questions and comments are welcome, so feel free to post your thoughts down below in the comments section.Listen to us on iTunes here.This particular episode covers:How Janice developed the "travel bug" at a young age Janice's personal loss, and how it led her to establish Solo Traveler The ups and downs of traveling solo What differentiates the mind of a traveler from those who choose to stay home The top three fears regarding solo travel and Janice's responses to them Janice's five rules of solo travel safety, and when it's OK to bend them How to find the one person in town that you need to talk toLinks:Solo Traveler Blog, where Janice writes about topics relevant to traveling solo Solo Travel Society (Facebook), an online group for people who travel solo or are looking to do so The Traveler's Handbooks, books written by experts on food, adventure travel, volunteering, career breaks, and more Meet, Plan, Go! (Facebook, formerly Briefcase to Backpack), a forum dedicated to empowering people to take a break from work and travelQuote of the Episode: "One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." - Henry Miller
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