Subject: Solo travellers' strategies
Hi Ziners,

At the Toronto GTG a couple of us were talking about travelling on your own. One Ziner didn't want to pay single supplements or travel by herself. She was considering a language course as a way to travel overseas without travelling solo - perhaps a French language course in France.

It reminded me of a suggestion from another Ziner to select a B&B or hotel with a terrace or an outdoor area with a view. This type of area is more attractive than regular lounges and would be an easier location for casual conversations.

In Bruges, our B&B had a large shared breakfast table rather than separate tables. This encouraged conversations with other travellers. Some restaurants have shared tables. For example, in London, the Wagamama chain has shared tables.

Any other suggestions for travellers who don't have a regular travel partner?

Frances Toronto, Canada