Is Long Term Solo Travel Just ‘Running Away From Your Problems’?

I remember sitting in a hostel bar in New Zealand near the end of my three-month solo trip and talking to a fellow backpacker, when they asked me a question that made me jolt: ‘So, what are you running away…

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Seven Boring (but Essential) Holiday Admin Tasks to Do Before Every Trip

My trip planning normally goes like this: book flight, research where to eat, book accommodation. Then in the week before going away, there’s ten things that I prep to make sure that I don’t run into any issues abroad. From…

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Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle in Winter: What to Know Before You …

Planning our winter trip to Iceland, I knew there was a ton of natural phenomena outside of our base in Reykjavik that I wanted to see, but on a long weekend, our time was limited. As we started totalling up…

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Tokyo

19 Amazing Women Share Why Solo Travel is the Best Thing They’ve …

16th March is a special day for me. It is the day that, honestly, my life totally changed. I boarded a plane, on my own, with a one-way ticket to Kuala Lumpur, and it is the best decision I’ve ever…

Five Reasons I’d Book a Tour Over Exploring On My Own

I’m currently in the midst of planning our big trip to India (research which has in fact changed the date we’re going from September’s monsoon season to January 2019 instead), and I’m overwhelmed with choices. Not only is there a…

Paris

How Photography Helps Me to Travel Slow

It’s been about two and a half years since I bought my camera and my love affair with it has grown into fully-fledged adoration. The more I’ve seen of the world, the more I’ve been eager to expand my knowledge…

Reykjavik

How to Pack For a Hand Luggage Only Trip to Iceland

The clue is in the name, but my word, Iceland is cold. While I watched my Instagram feed fill up with other people’s winter sun trips, I headed to a place with highs of -7 degrees to try and spot…

London

Why the Heathrow Express is Totally Worth Every Penny

Despite living in London, I do not live anywhere near an airport. Not one of the city’s main international transport hubs is convenient for me to get to, which means even a short haul flight can be drawn out by…

The Three Best Skincare Products to Pack for a Hot Weather Holiday

I don’t really seek out hot weather holidays; I’m OK in the cold (providing I’m dressed appropriately), and it’s rare that I want to just sit on a beach and do nothing. But stereotypical ‘nice’ weather often means being able…