Solo Travel

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 12.08.2015 | 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 27.07.2015 | 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 29.06.2015 | 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 25.06.2015 | 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 17.06.2015 | 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 10.06.2015 | 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 02.06.2015 | 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 27.05.2015 | 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 12.05.2015 | 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.

Where in the World Could You Stay Forever?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 07.05.2015 | 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 06.05.2015 | 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!