Solo Travel

The Top Solo City Destinations You've Never Considered

Cathy Winston | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Because while the big names are still popular, from London, Paris and Barcelona to New York, Toyko and LA, a new set of destinations have begun tempting single travellers with up to 27% of their bookings on the site made for one and a spike in the numbers choosing to travel there.

The World's Best Cities For Solo Travel, According To Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While it might seem daunting, travelling alone is something everyone should try at least once in their lifetime. Not only will you to manage your own...

Backpacking Solo? You'll Need To Learn To 'Travel Ditch'

Caroline Menzies | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Menzies

Unless you're socially inept, travel ditching doesn't come naturally to most people but it's a valuable skill to have when backpacking and can make your trip infinitely more enjoyable if you learn to politely extract yourself from the company of unwanted travel buddies. Who knows, maybe they're trying to travel ditch you too.

Why You Should Explore Alone (Even When Travelling With Other People)

Abigail Fedorovsky | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Abigail Fedorovsky

Over the last few years, I've travelled to various different countries, mostly with other people. It is definitely fun to share new experiences with a group, supporting each other when you struggle and making memories together.

Why Travel Is Better Than Bereavement Therapy

Caroline Menzies | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Menzies

A couple of months into my trip, it was the anniversary of Laurens' death. It was a difficult day and speaking to his Mother made me long to be commemorating the day with them. That night, I slept in the desert in Jaisalmer, and let myself cry for him and all he was missing out on. But as I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded that whist he'll always be the brightest star in my sky, the universe still has a lot to offer me.

How To Do A Solo Road Trip

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

One of the best parts of solo travel is the freedom - to go where you want, when you want. To change your mind at the last minute. To spend all day in one museum, or to ditch your plans entirely and go to the beach.

Woman Breaks Record For Visiting Every Country In World In Fastest Time

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A triathlete has broken the record for visiting every country in the world in the fastest time. Cassie De Pecol, from Connecticut, is now a Guinness ...

Not All Who Wander Are Lost, But They Are Certainly Not Finding Answers

Amanda Coakley | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Coakley

Travel is undoubtedly important but buying into the marketing and believing that it holds all the answers has its consequences. I would put forward the argument that real self-discovery happens at home.

Top Destinations for Young Solos

Cathy Winston | Posted 14.05.2017 | 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 07.04.2017 | 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 06.04.2017 | 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 24.03.2017 | 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 17.01.2017 | 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 13.01.2017 | 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 11.01.2017 | 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 29.12.2016 | 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 27.11.2016 | 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 19.11.2016 | 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 25.10.2016 | 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 24.09.2016 | 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.