About the Author

Justine Waddington is the founder and director of Encounter Travel, a company that creates holiday groups exclusively for solo travellers. As a solo traveller with 52 countries under her belt and 10 years of leading travel groups, Justine is in the unique position of being able to offer tips and advice from the perspective of an experienced solo traveller and also that of a travel agent.



Travelling Solo – No Longer Means Travelling Alone!

Do you yearn to travel – to see Roman ruins, shop in Paris, discover China’s ancient past or sip cocktails on the beach in Fiji? But are you missing out just because you don’t have a travel buddy?

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Getting Started

Is there something holding you back from starting your solo traveller journey?  Maybe you just want the heads up on the kind of options out there for joining group travel offers. Part 1 sets the framework for starting out.

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Before You Go

If you get the planning right, you will be off to the best start possible. Part 2, ‘Before You Go’  saves you from trying to think of it all.  There’s heaps of tips and tricks that will save you a lot of time and a lot of worry.

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On Your Trip

Daunted by departing and arriving on your own? Find out what to expect and set off with some handy hints to relieve you of the worry and let you relax and enjoy the beginning of your journey.



Kerrie Phipps, the author of ‘DO Talk to Strangers – How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere’ is a great connector. In my chapter ‘From Strangers to Friends’ I ask Kerrie about connecting with travellers when you join a travel group.

Watch Kerrie’s review of The Solo Traveller’s Compass. Find Kerrie at www.kerriephipps.com and look out for #DoTalkToStrangers on social media to join the conversation.


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Important: The book, The Solo Traveller's Compass includes information, advice and opinions which are general in nature and can only serve as a guide. Readers should consider their individual circumstances and do their own research for their travel destinations. All travellers should be aware that even if well informed, your personal safety cannot be guaranteed when you travel..


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