Solo Travel

Getting a Job in Mongolia

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My friend George asked me if I thought he could get a job in Mongolia and, even though I don't know anything about the jobs market in Mongolia I instantly replied: "of course you can."

Adapting to Foreign Cultures is Easy

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Once I get to know some people in a country I absorb their history and culture continually; they tell me about their nations history (a golden age when they conquered their neighbours is invariably highlighted). Then I start reading and I never stop learning about their culture until I leave it.

A Bar of One's Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Whilst going to a bar alone might shock some people, what about going to a club? I've done it, lots of times. In a busy environment like a club, no one knows you're on your own. You may have become separated from your friends, you may have just arrived and are looking for them.

How to Leave Your Mundane Life for Travel

Kate Capelli | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Capelli

The only thing that can stand in the way of your dream is fear, but no worries, it's natural. I'm sure Christopher Columbus did a nervous poo before he set off to explore the world.

Where in the World Could You Stay Forever?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

For most of us, travel is one of life's biggest pleasures. We hop on board a plane, leave our lives behind, and absorb ourselves in a different way of life. We relax on beaches and explore cities. A few times while we're away, we'll utter the words "I don't want to go home" and "I wish I could stay here forever". But how true is that?

Improve Your Travel Skills on Weekends and Holidays

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

It's the same story for holidays. I don't know about you but I've wasted my last few holidays by generally taking the lazy option - not going for that hike, not getting a bike, vegetating in front of a screen - but I hope next time will be different.

The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women. But while...

Owning the Oneness

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anupriya Dwivedi

I stopped analysing a long time ago if the question was an enviously malicious put-down or a genuine, earnest search for content. Either way the answer is usually, "No one. Just me." And those words fuel me.

24 Hours In Havana, Cuba

Chloe Gunning | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I don't know how many people had suggested Cuba when I was planning my travels last year. There was a lot of talk about the country going through a period of change. Many said that the old charm was gradually disappearing.

Advice on Getting a Job Abroad

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Working abroad is a great option for independent travellers as it can give you a base in a foreign location as you replenish your cash reserves. Several longer term options are well known - teaching English and au-pairing for example - but what about short term job opportunities?

Your Grandparents Are Braver Travellers Than You Are

Laura Zito | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Zito

I honestly don't know what I was more petrified by - the chance of diving into the inky-blue sea and never resurfacing, of being left behind after some administrative failure whereby the buddy system fails a la Open Water, or having to spend a week entertaining myself.

What Women Can Learn From Going 'Wild'

Bridget Harrison | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Harrison

What is it like to wake up alone on the other side of the world, with only your sense of self for company? What kind of confidence do you gain from meeting strangers, perhaps those who don't even speak your language, but still finding a common ground and a joke to share?

Ten Lessons You Will Learn Travelling Solo

Chloe Gunning | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

You are guaranteed to meet some amazing people while travelling. Everyone is far more willing to strike up a conversation with strangers. I met a few special people who, after just a few days, I felt like I had known for years and years.

Flying Solo

Lisa Edwards | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

In 2010 I booked my first holiday alone to Thailand, and it would turn out to be a momentous move. I had just split from my husband and I longed for freedom and to start leading my own life. Before I could think about it too much, I booked and paid for a holiday to Thailand.

Preparing to Return to London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Earlier this year I made the decision to quit my job, and take a few months out to see the world. I love London, but a combination of things had made me exhausted with my life in the big city. I was ready to leave my comfort zone and go on some adventures!

Why Guatemala Should Be On Your Holiday Radar

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I've been travelling for almost two months and have spent the last week exploring the beautiful country of Guatemala in Central America. I didn't know what to expect. I'd heard it was a dangerous country, and I would need to have my wits about me to stay safe. It's also a poor country.

Five Reasons Your Next Holiday Should be to Mexico

Chloe Gunning | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Let's face it, in the UK Mexico hasn't got the best reputation. The news paints a picture of a country overrun with drugs cartels, violence, hurricanes and more. It's hardly surprising the average traveller in the UK still sticks to comfortable holidays in European or American resorts.

I'll Only Be 5000 Miles Away...

Chloe Gunning | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

A few weeks ago I left the UK to set off on a three month adventure. I left behind a job in the music industry which I'd found creative and exciting, but often very stressful. I spent one year managing pop artists and the year before working with stars from The X Factor. The day I boarded my flight to Mexico, I felt a million miles away from it all.

Why I Love Travelling Solo... And You Should Too

Chloe Gunning | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I love going on holiday with friends. If I'm going to lie on a beach and eat and drink myself into oblivion for a week, there's no better company. But when it comes to travelling and really seeing the world, I think solo is the way to go.

How Much Luggage Should I Take?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

If you're wondering how much luggage to take on your journey you're asking the wrong question. The fact is you will fill up whatever bag you use for the journey, so the correct question is "What bag should I use?"

When Is the Best Time to Take a Gap Year?

Frontier | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Frontier

So, you are just about to finish secondary school, high school, sixth form, college or whatever you call it and you are weighing up whether to take a gap year before going to University or whether you should hold off and take a gap year after you have your degree in hand. There are advantages to taking a gap year at certain stages in your life and hopefully this will inform you as to when would suit you best...

Water, Water Everywhere - From Lake Michigan to the Hudson River

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Chicago lies on Lake Michigan but historically wealthy Chicagoans would head for another lake, Lake Geneva, not the larger Switzerland one but the considerably smaller but equally picturesque one, an hour and 30 minutes away in nearby Wisconsin.

Istanbul on a Whim

Noelle Reno | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

"What am I waiting for?!" I'm always waiting on something; a man, a deal, a friend. Not least of all waiting to travel to places I've always wanted to see. Fast forward 10 hours and I'm en route to the land that joins the East and West.

Solo Travel: You Don't Need A Significant Other to Enjoy Somewhere Like the Cotswolds

Poorna Bell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

The reaction to telling people you're going to holiday on your own is generally received in three ways: some are genuinely envious, others think you're mad but will be polite, and others will just say: you're mad. Especially if you're going to weekend break central: the Cotswolds.

Safety and Preparation for Travel in India

Zahra Razavi | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.