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. http://www.wagamama.com

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

Frances Toronto, Canada