Solo Travel & Storytelling Workshops.

That Solo Writing Research Trip—Make It Happen

Storytelling Workshops with Robin Rivers

Unleash your storytelling dreams.

Introducing our exclusive, highly sought-after 4-week interactive storytelling workshop, tailored specifically for women aged 40+ traveling alone for the first time. Join us from the comfort of your own home via Zoom, where you'll embark on a life-changing writing journey under the expert guidance of Robin Rivers – an internationally acclaimed journalist, author, and writing coach.

Discover the art of finding captivating stories.

Unleash your inner explorer and dive headfirst into the immersive world of solo research travel, armed with Robin's invaluable and time-tested tools for success. Learn how to navigate new destinations, overcome challenges, and confidently plan your adventure with ease. This workshop is meticulously crafted to cater to your unique needs and concerns as a solo traveler, ensuring you feel secure and empowered throughout your journey.

But, that's not all. Robin goes above and beyond, showing you how to extract captivating stories from the very essence of the places you visit. Uncover hidden gems, tap into the local culture, and delve deep into the soul of each destination. With Robin's expert guidance, you'll learn how to masterfully craft these tales into compelling narratives that will captivate your readers.

Equip yourself with insights on transforming research into storytelling.

Upon returning from your adventure, you'll no longer be left wondering what to do with all the inspiration you've accumulated. Robin will share her invaluable insights on how to transform your research findings into impactful stories that resonate with your audience. From structuring your narrative to fine-tuning your prose, you'll gain the essential skills needed to transform your journey into your story.

Don't let fear hold you back any longer.

Take control of your writing aspirations and join a community of like-minded women. Embrace the opportunities that await you as a fearless solo traveler and extraordinary storyteller.

Enroll now to unlock the power of your words. Elevate your research, ignite your creativity, and unleash your true potential. Your dream journey begins here!


7-9 p.m. Thursdays (Pacific Standard Time)

July 20, 26; August  3, 10 over Zoom.

That adventure to Greece or long-awaited reunion with a sacred space in Scotland may be nagging at you, but planning a solo writing research trip has many moving parts. Learn how to plan like a pro while staying safe on the road.

Should you schedule carefully? Should you just wing it? How will you even know what you find and when you find it? Robin will share my story-finding successes and failures. You'll also learn techniques for listening to the land, the French art of the flâneur, and making personal connections on the road.

Travel and research is guaranteed to get you excited about that dream writing project. But, what do you do with it all once you get home and everyday life takes over? Robin will provide tools for organization, writing practices to get your story started, and ways to keep yourself on track.

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Meet Robin Rivers

Solo travel is a transformative personal challenge that feeds the soul. When combined with the curiosity and tenacity required for research, it has the power to reshape your very being.

For me, solo travel is as natural as breathing. Since the age of 18, I've been on the road, exploring and uncovering stories. As an award-winning journalist, I traversed North America, capturing the lives of everyday Americans, from rural Illinois farmlands to the waterways of Washington State. This foundation paved the way for a lifetime of travel and storytelling.

In 2012, my husband and I embarked on a year-long road trip to Nova Scotia and back, igniting my passion for exploration. We camped on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. I delved into the history of mining towns like Sudbury, Ontario. That summer, I immersed myself in the folk history of Nova Scotia's Acadian French. There, I experienced a profound transformation in my connection with the Canadian landscape and its people.

In 2019, I took my first solo trip to Europe to research Woman On The Wall.  I discovered the value of being on foot, knocking on doors, and seeing travel as pilgrimage. Now, I regularly embark on these journeys for both fiction and non-fiction projects.

I am thrilled to share the invaluable lessons, experiences, and processes I've gained from these adventures in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Together, we will unlock the secrets of successful solo research travel.

See the results of my research in these

My debut novel, Woman On The Wall, was released in 2022.  It was named a finalist for the 2023 Sunshine Coast Writers and Editors Society Book Awards for BC Authors. The second, The Last Sibyl, is slated for release in early 2024, with the third in the series — The Mother House — slated for release in late 2024.

Nonfiction projects include Pilgrimages For The Weary Storyteller—a series of slow travel guides across Europe—currently in production.

Robin has been traveling in search of stories for the last thirty years. She is a master at teasing out the details and connecting with people. She's also a smart, savvy solo traveler who will inspire every woman to take that storytelling adventure they've always dreamed about.



Workshop Schedule

  • Intro to Solo Travel & Planning
  • Tools For Teasing Out A Story
  • Organizing Your Research
  • Writing Your Story

How Long Is The Workshop?

This four-week online workshop through Zoom will be four 2-hour sessions.

Is It Suitable For Beginners?

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about solo travel for writing research. Whether you are considering writing your first piece or are on your third book, all people who identify as women are welcome to join in.

What Should I Bring With Me?

This is a truly interactive workshop, with activities and tools to help you manage the whole process of research travel. Please be prepared to take notes and participate in breakout groups.

$180 CAD

GST charged when applicable
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