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Janice Waugh - Solo Traveller. Toronto, ON, CA

Janice Waugh Janice Waugh

Solo Traveller

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Travel, Blogging and Small Business









Founder, The Solo Traveler Project
Media line: 1-416-388-6694

A love of travel, personal loss and an empty nest all conspired for Janice to begin Solo Traveler in 2009. Resonating with thousands of readers, the blog quickly went from personal to public and the Solo Traveler Project began.

This blog, interviews in the media, speaking gigs including The Smithsonian Institute, the amazing Solo Travel Society on Facebook, a solo traveler’s manifesto called Glad You’re Not Here and, most recently, The Solo Traveler’s Handbook all connect those who love and those who long to go solo.

Janice weaves tales from her trips with practical tips to ignite keynote speeches about traveling solo, living a great life single, personal resilience, and finding success as a location-independent entrepreneur.

Janice is co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, an online resource for bloggers and the Toronto host for Meet Plan Go, an event to inspire people for long term travel. In addition to writing on travel, she also has a writing practice specializing in articles and guides on small business management. Prior to Solo Traveler, Janice started, built and sold a small business.

Washington Post – Tips for Solo Travelers
Toronto Star – Want to Throw it all Away and travel? Here’s how.
LA Times - How to Avoid Single Supplement Charges
Chicago Tribune – Going it Alone
Baltimore Sun – Going it Alone, Solo Travelers can navigate around the extra fees and barriers. Toronto - Quit your job, travel the world and boost your relationship: learn how at this free Toronto seminar.
USA Today - Toronto rolls out the red carpet for celebs and U.S. tourists.
Toronto Sun – Travel the World Through Your Business Toronto -Ditch the date, keep the romance: Top solo getaways
Travel Trade Gazette – Video report: WTM delegates talk Twitter
The Art of Non-Conformity - Social Media as a Source for Good – Social Media Success Stories
Monkey Brewster – #1 of “50 Women Travelers – Eat Your Heart out Eat Pray Love”
Tours4Fun – Dare to Conquer the Globe Solo with Solo Traveler

Industry Expertise (2)

Social Media

Travel and Tourism

Areas of Expertise (6)


Solo Travel

Single Life

Small Business Success


Personal Resilience

Education (1)

University of Toronto: Masters, History 2004

Thesis on how history is represented on feature film.

Affiliations (2)

  • Author, The Solo Traveler's Handbook
  • Co-founder, Global Bloggers Network

Event Appearances (5)

City Host - Moderator

Meet Plan Go  Toronto, Ontario


Monetize Your Blog – Strategies and Ethics

Travel Bloggers Unite   Innsbruck, Austria


Cooking and Traveling Solo: a taste of adventure

Smithsonian Institution  Washington, DC


How Working With Travel Bloggers Can Increase Sales & Brand Visibility

World Travel Market  London, England


Taking Care of Business

Blog World  Los Angeles, California


Sample Talks (3)

Blog Yourself a Business

The Importance of Now – balancing the present with the future

Hitting the Road Solo – discover yourself as you discover the world.



  • Author Appearance