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Welcome to your Solo Lady community, created for single women everywhere. We'll help you realize and enjoy the many options and opportunities of living solo. Just look on the left side column to link to our many features, including our superb, exciting solo-centric travel ideas in the Travelista section.

Solo Lady has been going strong for over five years. So enjoy, and participate with us. Please bookmark us as a favorite site, place our icon on your toolbar, and tell other single women about us! We'll expand your horizons, enhance your world, and enrich your independent life!

Welcome and warmest wishes,
Lea Lane
The Solo Lady

Today is Thursday, April 24, 2014 On my way to Israel, with a short hop to Petra, in Jordan. Look forward to this trip. I have not been to Israel since 1971!

Check out Janet's great travel column! Newest trips: Learning languages and more around the world ... a Mexican nosejob ...a train in Spain. Or read about a nomadic tribe in Equador, and tours to Cuba, Burma, Oxford, Morocco, the Baltic and around the world!

Reminder: The solo rooms on the Norwegian Cruise lines huge new ship, the Epic, are terrific. Tiny, but lovely. And the halls are lighted in neon, and there's a separate lounge just for solos ---and NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT! This is a first for a major cruiseline, and hopefully the start of a new trend.

My son Rand's book, The Zeroes, reads like a novel about the financial meltdown. And the link is-- Here

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A SOLO GOLF TRIP to the DORAL MARRIOTT in MIAMI from a SOLOLADY READER/GOLFER

Golf at the Doral Marriott Resort and Spa in Miami is legendary – and because a forecaddie is included in the greens fees at its famed TPC Blue Monster course, golfing alone at Doral is not only a high-end experience, it’s social.
The caddy for my round that 75-degree, January day in Miami, was Brian O’Neal, an affable, 26-year-old West Virginia transplant turned looper.
As a 6-handicapper himself, Brian was more than a passive assistant raking traps and repairing divots, he was the manager and intellectual guide of my round. His white jumpsuit really a guise for a golf soothsayer and my personal medium of golf enlightenment on Doral’s 7000 yard beast.
As my sherpa as well as shaman, Brian never shied away from offering wise but gentle advice. I was leaving putts short most of the round; Guidance would shine down from behind me like a golf deity (with a thick West Viriginia accent). Hole 6: “Be mindful of the grain of the grass, Mr. Lane.” Hole 9: “The wind will give you and extra boost, Mr. Lane.” Hole 14: “Bigger breakfast next time, Mr. Lane.”
When my pestering fade reared its head, the voice would twang, “You’re opening up at impact, Mr. Lane. May I show you a correction that I think would help?” Yes, Brian. Yes you may.
On the Blue Monster’s signature 18th hole, Brian insisted I use my 5-iron on my final approach shot of the round. Breaking 100 was in the balance, 130 of the 171 yards I had left to the pin were water and I was pulling my 5-iron badly all day. I was thinking a 7-wood would safely clear the hazard. “You’ve got this one, Mr. Lane. A 5-iron is the right club, right now.” My faith in my personal golf guru had built up over the round that I used the 5-iron as advised and proceeded to put the ball 4 feet from the hole. Par. Picture attached.
Have no fear if you don’t draw Brian O’Neil as your caddy the day you play Doral; most of the caddies at Doral all serious ballers. For example, Brian’s roommate, Joe (and caddy for the group ahead of us), weighs in at a svelte 2-handicap.
Caddies are included in the Blue Monster greens fees, but can also be hired for any of their 4 other signature courses: The Gold Course, Red Course, McClean Course and the Great White Course.
It’s going to be very hard humping my own bag again, as well as reverting to giving myself the same, miserable golf advice. However, I’m confident the “voice of God” will continue to guide me going forward.www.marriott.com

 

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Constantly Updated Info on Single Life, Solo Moms, Solo Travel!

As a solo lady you're everything but married, and interested in a great, fulfilling life. Here on Solo Lady you'll find extensive sections on single living, single parenting and solo traveling (see the index on the left of our site). We offer wise, warm, personal info about single life, both practical and fun. We'll keep you up-to-date with hundreds of single lifestyle tips and features, and hundreds of links to even more useful resources.

Janet Rodgers' Solo Travel Ideas (in Solo Traveler section), offers fresh ideas, creative tours and exciting girl getaways for solo women who want to, like to, have to travel -- whether on your own, or with others. Janet's a travel pro, and selects experiences where you'll feel welcome, make friends, enjoy, learn, and explore. (Look for the for great deals.)

Barbara Kafka's Recipes for One (or Two) (in Solo Living section) offers delicious, easy, microwave recipes from our James Beard Foundation award-winning food writer and best-selling cookbook author.

Dr. Bella DePaulo's Solo Living Insights (in Solo Living section ) features studies and statistics on solo life and single living. Dr. Bella is a Harvard-trained social psychologist, college professor and satisfied single who writes books and columns about living on your own. You'll recognize the realities and challenges she features!

Dian Larkin's "Ask Solo Momma" (in Solo Mom section) offers helpful, understanding advice on solo parenting for all you single moms. Dian is a writer, tv host and lawyer --and the proud solo mom of two sons and a daughter.

Plus, we add fresh articles about living single every day -- so check back often! For example:

*In our SOLO LIVING sections & archives: 10 Reasons Men Leave; Happy Solos: Myth-Busting; A Dozen Financial Ideas; Party Planner ... and dozens more articles!

*In our SOLO MOM sections & archives: Divorce and Kids; Solo-Mom Romance; Dealing with Bullies; Stress-Free Family Get-Togethers; Zoo Reviews... and dozens more articles!

*In our SOLO TRAVELER sections & archives: Budget Travel Ideas (also see our "Star Deals" link, constantly updated); Travel Wisdom; Colombia, Montana, Amsterdam, Jewels; Berlin; Fodor's Interview with Lea; girl-getaways, tours, trips, great links in Janet Rodgers' travel column ... and dozens more articles!

Plus, enjoy buzz/gossip, laughs, inspiration/wisdom, our own book, tv, and movie reviews ... and much more!

Our Solo Lady Romance Novel a

And right on our site you can read Cruise to Seduction, our very own, very sexy romance about frustrated food writer Amanda, dashing CEO Jake, and emerald-laden sexpot Caren. The scene moves on tropical seas to ports in Key West, the Yucatan/Cozumel, and the Caymen Islands, and post-cruise, back to a Sex-in the-City kind of Manhattan. This original novel is published only here on Solo Lady. Even if you don't normally read chick lit novels, do try ours. It's a delicious read -- light, lively and fun, with a great cruise and solo travel backdrop. Romance and travel writer Alys Bohn (a solo mom) and our own Solo Lady, Lea Lane, co- wrote it with you in mind, and we hope you enjoy it!

Our Solo Lady Travel Novella

“Two’s company; three’s a crowd,” right? Not always—not when one is a solo gal, two a solo guy and three a romantic destination they discover together. Explore an exciting new city in their agreeable company. Only here on Solo Lady!

A girl, a boy, a city:  To Meet in Quebec, by Alys Bohn

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Get creative and blog/write and share longer single lifestyle experiences, journals, travels, anecdotes, stories and email pass-alongs on our blog spot.

Read and enjoy, but most of all, we want to hear from you!

 

Who You Are

Single Parenting Over half of adult women are not married in the U.S, and there are more single households than married. And we're a growing demographic all over the world!

The trend of singledom is due in part to our living longer, marrying later, or choosing to live solo. In fact, Solo Lady's motto could be: "I'd much rather be on my own ... than wish I were!" Whether never-married, separated, divorced or widowed, newly solo or always solo, young or old, straight or gay; whether or not you're a mom, dating, or in a relationship, whether you live alone or with others -- single women world-wide, you've found your home.

Who We Are

We're savvy, supportive single women, and we love solo living! As solo experts, we've won awards, authored columns, articles and books, and spoken at hundreds of conferences and events. We've chaired national panels, and written for/been interviewed/quoted in USA Today, USA Today Weekend, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Detroit News, Publisher's Weekly, Psychology Today, Self, Shape, Conde Naste Traveler, Vogue, Gourmet, Health, Budget Travel, AARP magazine and dozens of other newspapers and magazines; and we've been interviewed and quoted on ABC, NBC, CNN, The Travel Channel, fodors.com, cnn.com, aarp.com -- media including TV, radio and the Web.

Most recently: roadtripamerica.com; Up! magazine (WestJet airlines); Dealmaker magazine; Private Air magazine, huffingtonpost.com, and see Lea's recent comments on single supplements in Budget Travel ,and on cnn.com and msnbc.com

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Links to Lea's Recent Articles/Shows

Article on solo travel, at: http://www.roadtripamerica.com/travelplanning/Soloing-Americas-Roads.htm

My trip to Greenland: http://www.roadtripamerica.com/GettingOutThere/Greenland-by-Plane-Boat-and-Dog-Sledge.htm

and half-hour podcasts of my TV show, The Travel Show, with Lea Lane (shown in the New York area) www.ncctv.org

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(And, Please Check Out the Following ---->)

Solo TravelSolo Traveler (Fodor's)-- A Must-Read, Award-Winning Book by Lea!
This popular award-winner for "Best Travel Book of the Year" (from the North American Travel Journalists Association) is bursting with entertaining anecdotes, useful tips, and personal tales about solo travel. Lea Lane (our Solo Lady!) reveals the joys and challenges of traveling independently.

"Insightful!..." Peter Greenberg, travel editor, NBC's Today Show;"...will prod and prepare you, inspire you, and keep you going..." Jean Chatzky, editor-at-large, Money Magazine;"Definitive, helpful, encouraging, funny, touching and deeply personal, this is more than a guidebook -- it's a wonderful read, to savor again and again." Justine Shapiro, host, TV series, Globe Trekker

Solo Traveler topics include:
Dining alone ... Solo-friendly lodgings ... Group and special-interest travel, including girl-getaways and ditching the group ...
Socializing with locals and finding romance along the way ... Traveling with pets ... Smart ways to save and spend
...and so much more!

With warmth and humor, Lea helps you conquer your fears, make intelligent choices, and appreciate solo travel not just as a different way to go, but the ultimate way to go! Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips, 1st Edition (Special-Interest Titles)

 

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Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips, 1st Edition (Special-Interest Titles)

 

 




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