Single Minded Women Traveling Solo

The official kick off to summer has begun. Memorial Day is upon us and for the next three months, we will all be in summer-mode. This means leaving work a bit early on Fridays, taking an occasional long weekend and hopefully, a week or two away from the stresses of work and every day life.

But, if you haven’t planned a vacation yet or think you can’t afford to take one, don’t despair. There are plenty of last minute trips you can take that won’t cost a fortune. And, now thanks to the internet, planning a last minute escape is only a few key strokes away.

Web sites like Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelzoo, Priceline and Hotwire all feature daily last minutes travel deals on everything from airfare, hotels and car rentals, to cruises and family travel packages.

If you’re feeling adventurous or want a vacation that’s a bit out of the ordinary, sites like,, and all cater to the woman traveler and offer fun, exciting and even restful travel packages and programs. And, if you’re traveling solo, this is a great way to meet other women who share similar interests. Who knows, you may meet a friend for life while learning to surf in Mexico.

At, we want to encourage and empower our readers to enjoy being single. So, take the time if you can and plan an escape this summer. Even if it means going it alone. But before you do, check out these articles for some inspiration:

Hills and Heels of San Francisco and LA, Confidentially, will have you packing your bags and heading West in no time. While you’re at it, pick up a copy of Josie Brown’s True Hollywood Lies for a fun summer read.

Planning a vacation for you and the kids? Gretchen Kelly’s article on Single Mom Family Getaways, features great family-friendly vacation spots even you will enjoy.

But if you really can’t break away this summer, then be sure to read Gretchen’s article on Home for Your Holiday. Here you’ll find great tips on how to vacation without leaving the confines of your home.

Need more inspiration? Then visit the Escapes channel on for lots of other great travel ideas for the single minded traveler.

From all of us at, Happy Memorial Day and travel safe this summer!

Allison O’Connor