SingleFlyer Turns 5!

By | November 9, 2019

SingleFlyer Turns 5!

Five years ago I today purchased the domain “singleflyer.com” as a place to share my travel experiences.

Before starting my own website, I knew I wanted to focus on two things:

  1. Traveling solo
  2. Remaining independent

I had experienced the freedom of solo travel and wanted to encourage others to try it out.  It was scary at first, but once I took the risk, I loved it.

I also noticed a lot of blogs were focused on getting people to sign up for credit cards.  I came to the conclusion that people that received payment for their travel writing could not remain unbiased.  I didn’t want to go down that path.

Five years later…

Most of my content isn’t targeted to solo travelers because, it turns out, a lot of travel is the same if you are alone or with others.  However, I remain independent and do not participate in any credit card affiliate programs.  The only money I make off the website is in (minimal) ad revenue.

I keep writing because it is fun for me and I enjoy being part of the travel community.  I like having something to work on while I travel; especially when I am traveling solo.  This summer I spent six weeks traveling the world; mostly on my own.  I looked forward to sharing my experiences through posts.  It is a lot of fun to know people are reading what I post.

Top Posts

My very first post was on how to finance travel through renting out your home on Airbnb.  The next day I posed about the various Cirque shows in Vegas.  I had read somewhere to write about what you know so that is where I started.  My first hotel review was of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Salt Lake City which included all of one photo!  My first flight review (more like some musings on a milage run) was a domestic flight on Alaska Airlines.

Here are the top posts (by page views) from the first 5 years of SingleFlyer:

  1. M life Explained (Las Vegas) – February 18, 2015
  2. Cheapoair Cancelation Fee – April 6, 2017 – By far the post with the most comments as well
  3. M life VIP Lounge (Las Vegas) – July 20, 2015
  4. Caesars Diamond Status Explained (Las Vegas) – November 17, 2018
  5. Free Shows in Vegas for Caesars Rewards Diamond Members (Las Vegas) – December 9, 2018
  6. Car2Go vs Zipcar – March 12, 2015
  7. Options for Caesars Rewards Diamond Celebration Dinner (Las Vegas) – December 9, 2018
  8. Zipcar Commuter Plan for $199 a Month – May 19, 2017
  9. M life Platinum Experience (Las Vegas) – January 24, 2016
  10. Car2Go vs ReachNow vs Zipcar: Which Car Share is Right for You – May 30, 2017

Thank you for reading my humble blog.  I look forward to the next five years and the adventure that awaits.

What would you like to see more of on SingleFlyer in the years to come?

Alan

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