Solo traveling mefites! Have you found active travel tours that tend to learn a little to the younger crowd. I'm not trying to find a singles-ready-to-mingle tour, but would hike with folks who are more excited about the hike than the souvenirs. I'm comfortable traveling solo to most places - but, who wants to go on a safari solo? Ideas for companies or feedback from those who have taken REI-type travel tours would be great! Thanks globe-trotters,
posted by msfrizzle
on Mar 7, 2014 -
I want to hear more pre-solo exclamations. I'm talking about the thing where the vocalist yells something (not just the end of a chorus or verse) to kick off a guitar solo. Examples: You bastards!
, Do it! [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Nov 21, 2013 -
I went through a pretty wretched breakup of a long-term relationship earlier this year and am still dealing with the ill effects. I'm not interested in dating anyone, or rather don't think I should date anyone, for a while. But I'm getting really into the idea of dating myself. Please help me come up with ideas to do that! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 14, 2013 -
I scheduled a week off from work in early December and am interested in suggestions for solo travel. I'm in Chicago, and I have enough airline miles for a round trip in the US or Canada, and would be looking to go somewhere for 4 or 5 days. I'm not much of a beach person, and I am most comfortable in an urban setting, though I wouldn't be opposed to a day trip for hiking or some sort of outdoorsy stuff. I'm from Chicago so cold weather doesn't phase me.
I love museums, architecture, walking tours, casual (but awesome) restaurants, and bars; I would prefer somewhere where I don't have to rent a car to get around.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions!
posted by bdk3clash
on Oct 14, 2013 -
I hate "fitness culture" but I want to learn to lift weights. I have access to a small mostly unstaffed company gym. I would prefer to do this alone - is that reasonable or safe? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti
on Sep 23, 2013 -
Where should I eat in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland? Solo traveler, foodie, beer and seafood aficionado. [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Jul 4, 2013 -
Strolling along, enjoying Prince's first album and marveling that he wrote, recorded, and produced the album himself...oh, and played all the instruments. Ditto much of Mike Oldfield's works. It's not hard to find one-person singer-songwriter albums (Neil Young, Tori Amos, etc.), but they rarely go into the complexity or variety of instrumentation that Prince and Oldfield go into. Like if you didn't know any better, you'd think it was at least for or five people in the band. And damn, it's not like this person is a guitarist who can also play bass... he/she is adept at any instrument they touch.
What are some other albums/artists like this? (Credit will also be given for example like Dave Grohl, or other notable multi-instrumentalists)
posted by holterbarbour
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I'd like to go someplace new - what country/region should I explore this summer? Time, money, and the need to get away and rethink some things are all coming together for me right now. I've never planned my own international travel. [more inside]
posted by squasher
on Jun 15, 2013 -
I'm looking for examples of bands or solo artists which contain non-alphanumeric characters in their name. They must be well known (in the UK) and mainstream. [more inside]
posted by salmacis
on Jun 4, 2013 -
I've got my week in the Canaries booked, and I'm going with only books, music, and pen/paper for company. Have you holidayed alone, and what made it extra awesome? [more inside]
posted by greenish
on Jan 11, 2013 -
I have some vacation days I need to use this year and I want to go somewhere where I can spend a few days alone and get my mind off things. I also enjoy spending time at museums and art galleries.
So I am thinking about staying in NYC for three or four nights and basically just visit MoMA everyday. Is this doable and advisable? [more inside]
posted by tksh
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Book recommendations please: fiction and non-fiction [including (auto)biographies] of people who lived alone, and their experiences and thoughts about it. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Sep 27, 2012 -
You guys have been great to me
so far. So I want to try again: Anywhere in the world, 3-5 days, flight time doesn't matter, all that's needed is beauty, seclusion (or close to it), and a feeling that all I am comfortable with has melted away.
Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by xorowo
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Recommendations for a quiet, budget-conscious solo vacation consisting of staring at the Atlantic Ocean? [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Jul 15, 2012 -
Travelfilter: solo, female, 22, Europe, August, anything from a few days to 3 weeks. Recommendations for destinations to invigorate, refresh and reinspire me after a tough year. [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Solo Travel filter: I'm traveling by myself for the first time to NYC July 4-8. Having never traveled by myself, I'm looking for tips and recommendations on the solo travel experience as well as solo activities that are relatively inexpensive or free. [more inside]
posted by midnightstorms
on Jun 8, 2012 -
Visiting London for the first time, alone - Have any recommendations as to where to stay or eat comfortably? [more inside]
posted by xiadagio
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Looking to try rock climbing for fitness and mental health, but I don’t have many friends who do it currently and honestly not interested in a social experience if or until I get any good. It seems like it’d be a great sport for me but I’m daunted by the need for belaying partners and all that business. Is this a sport that you even can do solo, or are there other sports that involve a combination of strength and puzzle solving I should be looking at?
posted by migurski
on Feb 17, 2012 -
Live in San Francisco and have 12 days to spend at the end of this month (January). I want to sit in a hot tub and stare up at a beautiful sky. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by davezor
on Jan 11, 2012 -
I'm looking for more songs like this
- long, wailing, meandering instrumental electric guitar music. Please recommend me some! [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt
on Nov 28, 2011 -
I'm auditioning for a spot in a 'master chorale' next week. The audition calls for two 'contrasting songs'. What to choose? [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy
on Aug 18, 2011 -
I need to go on vacation at some point - I've gotten into the habit of working near-full years without much vacation. I've got time and funds, but neither a significant other nor many vacation-time-having friends. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Aug 16, 2011 -
I'm fascinated by the double guitar solo in DragonForce's "Through the Fire and Flames". (Video, 3:20 mark.
) What are some other rock/metal pieces that successfully pull off multiple simultaneous soloists?
posted by archagon
on Aug 14, 2011 -
Is there such thing as a backpacking tour of Western Europe that ISN'T a group tour? Something where all of the arrangements are made for you but you do the tour by yourself? [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Travel rec's!!! I have a ten hour layover in Reykjavik - what should I do???
Also - I have a getaway weekend in London - where should I go??? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika
on Jul 22, 2011 -
What are some restaurants, coffee shops, bars etc. in Austin, TX that would welcome a solo acoustic act?
posted by ReWayne
on Jun 8, 2011 -
Any tips/places to see for a first solo road trip? (Los Angeles - New Orleans -- maybe a bit of the blues trail as well) [more inside]
posted by quirkychowder
on May 27, 2011 -
Single female traveling solo for nine days in Kuala Lumpur and Bali. Please reassure me that I'm not going to be sad and lonely and freaked out the entire time. [more inside]
posted by ladybird
on May 19, 2011 -
Do you cook alone? Do you enjoy it? I don't have the budget to go out whenever I am alone so I need to learn to make being in the kitchen solo a fun thing. [more inside]
posted by pointystick
on Apr 27, 2011 -
I have a song in my itunes that my daughter will be singing to at a recital. The teacher asked me to "change the song a few half steps up to key C". She said her students do it often, but I'm not computer savvy. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Apr 20, 2011 -
What is this piece of vaguely remembered classical music? The piece, or one movement of it, begins with an extended, ascending, dramatic violin solo that's a good minute long, and I think is titled something in the key of E. Any guesses?
posted by Jackson
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!"
Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre
* guitar player. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Mar 11, 2011 -
Recommendations for somewhere within a two-hour plane or train trip of London (not including time to get to LHR, LGW, LCY, KGX, etc.) for a three-day personal retreat. Ideally, self-catering or B&B.
Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell
on Feb 2, 2011 -
I've been working in the same job since college for several years now, and am starting to feel the "what else is out there" itch that I'm sure isn't uncommon for someone approaching 30. I feel like I want to spend several months roaming the world, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it for the right reasons, and if I'm fully evaluating the cost/benefit aspect. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 15, 2010 -
What advice do you have for an ignorant traveler soloing for an extended period of time, on donkey-back? [more inside]
posted by Glendale
on Nov 29, 2010 -
TRAVEL: I am a student living in D.C. Where are the cheapest (warm) countries and cities I can go "backpacking" to this winter break? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 7, 2010 -