Friends for Solo Travel - Guidelines for CSTN Advisers, Hosts & Guests

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Wouldn't traveling be even more wonderful if you knew that no matter where you go there would be people you could contact who empathize with your needs and desires as a fellow solo traveler?

By participating in advice, hospitality and lodging exchanges, members of Connecting: Solo Travel Network (CSTN) help one another enjoy solo traveling and, just as importantly, they perpetuate the spirit of hospitality and spread goodwill among travelers.

Guidelines for CSTN Advisers

Sometimes all we need to get up and go on vacation alone is an encouraging word from someone who has been there and knows the ropes. CSTN Advisers simply share information with any interested member. Communication is normally by email or telephone. Advisers are not expected to meet personally with visitors, although there is no rule against personal meetings if both parties are agreeable.

Step 1: Be a member of Connecting: Solo Travel Network

Step 2: Join our discussion group: CSTN Friends in Travel, powered by Google.

Step 3: Compose and post a 40 to 50 word descriptive message detailing the information you have to share.

Sample Adviser Ads:

>> Destination Adviser: I would be happy to provide going-solo advice and share experiences on active, budget travel to the following countries: France, Spain, Italy, Thailand, India, Indonesia.

>>Hometown Adviser: If you are passing through Anytown USA. I can tell you about local restaurants, clubs, and attractions where you'll feel comfortable going on your own, what parts of town to avoid, and sightseeing excursions you can easily do by public transport.

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Guidelines for CSTN Hosts

When preparing to be a Host:

Procedures for CSTN Hosts

Step 1: Be a member of Connecting: Solo Travel Network

Step 2: Join our discussion group: CSTN Friends in Travel, powered by Google.

Step 3: Compose and post a 40 to 50 word descriptive ad detailing the type of activities you would like to share with a visitor.

Sample Host Ad

>>Do you like classical or jazz music, or baseball, hockey, hiking, nightclubs? If so and you are visiting Anytown, give me some advance notice; I'll buy tickets and you can treat to coffee and dessert afterwards.

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Guidelines for Lodging Exchanges

Members may advertise a desire to participate in Lodging Exchanges with fellow members.

Any mutually agreeable arrangements are acceptable:

Procedures for Lodging Exchanges

Step 1: Be a member of Connecting: Solo Travel Network

Step 2: Join our discussion group: CSTN Friends in Travel, powered by Google.

Step 3: Compose and post a 40 to 50 word descriptive ad detailing the lodging arrangements you have in mind.

Sample Lodging Exchange Ad:

>>Vancouver woman has one-bedroom apartment to exchange for similar situation, centrally located, quiet, leafy, district, near public transport, restaurants, and all city attractions. Interested in one week visits: Montreal, Toronto, Boston, New York, Miami, San Francisco. Flexible for travel May through September.

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Guidelines for CSTN Guests – Accepting Hospitality

All bona fide members of Connecting: Solo Travel Network may use the CSTN Friends in Travel discussion forum.

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