Solo Travel

Top Destinations for Young Solos

Cathy Winston | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Solo travel is definitely not just for 20-somethings - but there's no doubt this is the decade when people often catch the solo travel bug. Whether it's a traditional gap year or simply making the most of having fewer responsibilities, it's a great time to pack up and go.

The Best Solo Travel Trips to Meet New People

Cathy Winston | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

There's nothing like the freedom of travelling solo - going and doing what you want, where you want, when you want. But even the most dedicated single traveller doesn't want to spend an entire trip with no-one to speak to.

Travelling with my Friend, Anxiety

Jasmine Irving | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

I'm writing this because travel is such a transformative, incredible, and unbeatable adventure so we naturally hear a lot about all the highs of leaping into the unknown and discovering different corners of the world. But it's not necessarily easy and most of us are carrying bags full of emotional baggage.

Safety Tips for Solo Travellers

Cathy Winston | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

I travel alone. The recent #viajosola hashtag has been popping up on Twitter, on Instagram, all across social media as thousands of women stand by their decision to travel solo.

Surf, Sweat and Sea - 2016's Top Solo Spa Trends

Cathy Winston | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Even the words 'spa retreat' sound tempting. And if you're travelling solo, some pampering as you explore the world is a pretty good combination.

In Defence of Not Quitting Your Job to Travel the World

Jacqueline Currie | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Currie

I sometimes feel as if I did everything backwards. Most people my age are settling down, either relationship wise or career wise, having children, even perhaps leaving their careers to set up their own businesses.

How to Survive Cuba With Nothing But Broken Spanish and Optimism

Carolina Are | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

With the relations between Cuba and the United States improving, now it's your last chance to visit this country as a land not yet corrupted by technology and consumerism.

Why Solo Cruising Is 2016's Top Trend

Cathy Winston | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

It's hard to believe that only a decade ago, cruising was still very definitely for the grey rinse brigade only. These days, cruise ships are fantastic if you're a bit of a foodie, if you're travelling with kids or if you fancy a few adrenaline thrills on board.

The Top Group Trips for Singles in 2016

Cathy Winston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.

How I Went From Debilitating Shyness to Travelling Solo

Jacqueline Currie | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Currie

Which leads me to travelling solo. I hadn't left the country since that last holiday and I was dying for a change of scenery. I had a week off work coming up and some money burning a hole in my pocket. I booked a three night break to Venice. Just like that.

Solo Travel: Things I Know Now

Katy Gough | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

I now know that style goes out of the window when on the road. You can forget your matching outfits, pretty hair accessories and *gasp* even makeup; when you travel comfort is king. That and finding confidence in leaving your room with unwashed hair, unshaved legs, a wet wipe shower and a spritz of eau de mozzie spray knowing that no one will judge you.

Six Reasons Solo Travel Is Great for Introverts

Cathy Winston | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Setting out on your first solo travels can be daunting. And if you're a natural introvert, the thought of heading off alone might seem even harder - but here's why you're better off than the extroverts.

Travel Is..: What I Experienced On My Solo Quest To Southeast Asia.

Lucy Wilson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.

10 Ultimate Solo Travel Experiences

Cathy Winston | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

The world's ultimate travel destinations are too good to miss just because you're travelling solo. Here are my 10 places you should see before you die, and how to get there.

Six Mistakes Solo Travellers Make

Cathy Winston | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

It won't be long before you're in the minority if you've never travelled solo - new research from across 25 countries found that around 24% of us set out alone on our last overseas trip, up from 15% in 2013.

How to Go on Holiday on Your Own

Lisa Edwards | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

I've been doing it for five years now, and I'm addicted. On my own, I can holiday at my own pace and I can choose to be with other people, or not. I've found the freedom exhilarating.

Travelling Solo With A Physical Disfigurement

Lucy Wilson | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

After the experience of travelling solo to Thailand, my confidence has grown enormously. If one culture can accept me as a "normal" person, I have to make every other person treat me in the same way. I feel as though my confidence now shows people that my burns do not bother me, and therefore they shouldn't bother them.

I'll Always Walk Alone

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Thinking about it, though, I've always gone on solo walks. As one could in the seventies, I roamed around on my own in the Welsh countryside from about the age of eleven. No one thought anything of it, then.

Nine Reasons NOT to Travel Solo - Seriously

Janet Newenham | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

Here are nine good reasons why you should do whatever you can not to travel solo on your next trip. For the love of God, find yourself a travel buddy. An acquaintance. A lover. Anyone who will turn your solo adventure into a trip to remember and one you can share and reminisce on in years to come.

Travel as a Means of Healing

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Travel has proven to be a healer and creator of new beginnings. It generously provides varied perspectives on life and teaches us, sometimes gracefully and sometimes with a heavy hand, to see our life within new contexts.

Finding Home Wherever We Go

Jasmine Irving | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Irving

This blog post was first published at Wild Woman. I close my shutters on the night sky. A different view to the place I first called home, and the se...

Getting a Job in Mongolia

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 09.06.2015 | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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.