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Lonely Planet (JAN­UARY) Soft­cover $17.99 (168pp), 978-1-78701-133-5

Are you a good prospect for solo travel, or does the idea of find­ing your­self alone in a for­eign place fig­ure in your worst night­mares? Ac­cord­ing to the folks at Lonely Planet, solo travel is the “ul­ti­mate in­dul­gence,” al­low­ing you to come and go as you please—no com­pro­mises needed. If that sounds like your idea of fun, then this guide­book will whet your ap­petite for your first ad­ven­ture. It may also fill in the blanks for more ex­pe­ri­enced solo trav­el­ers.

Solo trav­el­ers find that in­tu­ition, in­de­pen­dence, and courage thrive, what’s re­ally im­por­tant in life be­comes clear, sim­plic­ity be­comes a joy, new ideas arise, and peo­ple ac­tu­ally learn to en­joy their own com­pany. You don’t have to be an ex­tro­vert or hooked on adren­a­line rushes to have fun, and go­ing it alone is safe if you fol­low the book’s ad­vice on choos­ing your des­ti­na­tions and be­hav­ing once you’re there.

With its quizzes, tips, apps, and solid in­for­ma­tion on bud­get­ing and sav­ing be­fore and dur­ing travel, smart book­ing hacks, notes on ty­ing up loose ends at home, and hints at sav­ing on solo ac­com­mo­da­tions and pack­ing like a pro (re­mem­ber the duct tape!), this book will help ev­ery trav­eler make the most of their ad­ven­tures.

There are also tips on things you might never think of, like the fact that bed­bugs can hide in elec­tri­cal sock­ets, how your new “best friend” at the hos­tel may not have your best in­ter­ests at heart, ways to make your ex­pen­sive gad­gets un­ap­peal­ing to thieves, what to do when an ATM eats your card, and ad­di­tional tips for women, in­clud­ing how to avoid at­tract­ing un­wanted at­ten­tion.

The Solo Travel Hand­book will help you to de­sign your best ad­ven­ture ever. Read it and go!

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