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Student Travel New Year's Resolutions

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Student Travel New Year's Resolution #4 - Take a Solo Trip
Student Traveler Alone in Train Station With Backpack and Luggage and Snowboard c Kathleen Crislip

Solo Snowboarder, Denver Amtrak Station

© Kathleen Crislip
Student Travel New Year's Resolution #4 - Try a Solo Trip

Traveling solo seems a bit scary -- who will help you? To whom will you talk?

You'll quickly get past those fears with your first solo trip. Start with an easy jaunt on a bus or train alone (see page 2), or think about going couch surfing. Couchsurfing.com is a non-profit outfit joining travelers with available living room lodging -- you'll meet like minded folks and get a free place to flop, and with thousands of couch surfers in the US and Canada, you can try your first solo overnighter in the next town.

Conquering Solo Travel Fears

Going alone doesn't mean losing touch or getting in trouble -- resources for solo travelers:

Meeting Other Student Travelers

Next page: student travel new year's resolution #5 -- resolve to be more of a traveler than a tourist.

"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off."
--Henry David Thoreau

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