Solo Travel

Preparing to Return to London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 25.11.2014 | 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 22.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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.

Singles Cruises: Advice for Sailing Solo

John MacLachlan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

Taking a cruise holiday on your own can sometimes be a bit daunting. It can also be expensive, with many cruise lines charging supplements to cover the revenue that they're missing out on by booking only one guest into a room instead of two. There are a few things that someone wanting to cruise solo could be concerned about.

Are You Strong Enough to Be a Solo Traveller?

Emma Rose Black | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

It's extremely scary to rock up in a country which is so very different from your own and travel around. You have to get used to a lot of strange concepts and idiosyncrasies of an entirely new and alien environment. But we do it because we want to get away from the complacency and stagnation of our comfort zone.

Travel Tips From the Top Bloggers

Jayne Gorman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

There is a sassy, globetrotting, female elite out there who have made travel a central part of what they do for a living. They are constantly on the road, sourcing hot spots and the not so hot, and sharing it with their online travel communities. I asked some of these top female bloggers to share their travel tips.

Single, Childless and Christmas - Trying Out a New Solution to a Tricky Equation

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

Why did I choose to miss carols by candlelight, Christmas parties with friends, cosy nights in the pub and a few precious days chilling with my family? Why did I decide to travel so far away from the people I love when everyone else was going home?

Single Traveller: The Pros and Cons of a Holiday for One

Jayne Gorman | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Gorman

Can there be anything more deliciously self-indulgent than solo travel? Going where you want, when you want? Creating your own agenda, sticking to it if you wish, and ditching it if you don't?

Solo Travel: Holidaying Alone Doesn't Have to be Lonely

Karen Edwards | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

We've all been there at some stage, haven't we? You're desperately in need of a holiday (a week in Kos or maybe something more exotic) but your partner/mates are far too busy with their hectic work lives. So what do you do? Wait until someone's free (but it seems like you've waited months already) - OR go on your own? Yes! You could go on holiday on your own!