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July 2000 was a big month for me. I had been living in Australia for 9 months and was about to head off travelling. It wasn't my first experience with independent travel, but it was the first time I set off on my own. Since then I’ve travelled all over the world as a lone traveller. That’s why I’m such a big fan of the blog of Janice Waugh SoloTravelerBlog.com and pleased to announce that Hostelworld.com is now the official budget accommodation partner for her blog.
I first met Janice over three years ago in Orlando, USA the evening before a travel blog conference. I knew Janice from Twitter so it was great to meet in person for the first time. Since then I've enjoyed meeting Janice at various conferences over the last three years, discussing solo travel and travel blogging in general.
It was at one of these conferences last April that we began discussing ways in which Hostelworld.com and SoloTravelerBlog.com could collaborate. The more we talked the more we realised that the two sites have a lot in common. First of all, on a personal level, we were both big fans of travelling on our own. Secondly, we’re both big fans of hostels because they’re a great place to meet people, making them the perfect type of accommodation for people travelling on their own. Thirdly, if you’re watching your budget, which a lot of people are these days, they are the perfect solution as they’re great value. Even if you want your own room that’s no problem – most hostels have single, double and twin rooms these days.
So that brings us to where we are today. If you visit Janice’s blog, which I strongly advise you do, you’ll be able to book budget accommodation there and then. Not only that, you’ll be able to read her posts on everything from solo travel mistakes to avoid to tips for solo female travellers.
On top of all this, Janice is also an author of her own book and recently published The Solo Traveller’s Handbook which could be the perfect Christmas gift for any budding solo travellers.
As well as reading Janice's posts on her own blog, she’ll also be writing monthly guest posts for the Hostelworld.com blog too, so make sure to check back for updates.