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…

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…

Hong Kong

A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Taking Selfies

It’s all well and good to have photos of the places you’ve visited, but sometimes it’s nice to appear in them yourself. I like having photographic proof of my presence somewhere, especially when I’ve travelled half way across the world…

Instagram

London

Just Go

If the topic of my three-month solo travel adventure ever crops up (or rather, if you can stop me from talking about it), there’s a few routes that the conversation could go down. There are people who simply have no…

London

Six Tips For Eating Well When Backpacking

Travelling for a long period of time is exhausting. Lugging a rucksack from place to place, on every mode of transport you can imagine and then eventually hitching up at a hostel where there’s zero food to chow down on.…

Bucharest

Getting Used to Not Travelling Alone

I’m wearing: Cardigan – vintage / Dress – Debenhams / Leggings – Uniqlo / Boots – Ugg at All Sole* (similar here) When somebody travels alone it conjures certain thoughts and assumptions from other people: independent, brave, organised. It’s always…

The Real Reasons I Went Travelling (and Why It’s The Best …

Almost exactly a year ago I did the bravest thing I have ever done: I boarded a plane to Kuala Lumpur, alone, with a rough three month itinerary, a backpack and no bloody idea what I was doing. I’ve kind…

Matamata

How to Make Friends When Travelling Alone

When I set off travelling for three months, my biggest fear was that I would spend the next 90+ days only having face-to-face communication with hostel receptionists and Starbucks employees. There is no rule book on how to make friends…

Top 10 Tips for Staying in Hostels

Hostels get a bad rap and sometimes it’s completely justified. They are cheap and often for a reason but I have experienced places at both ends of the scale. From gorgeous, clean and polite to grotty, smelly and damn right…