After being made redundant during the recession and ending a relationship Victoria Philpott, creator of vickyflipfloptravels.com, started travelling solo around the world. The travel writer and adventurer says that travelling solo or travelling alone as a woman shouldn't be a reason to hold you back.
British adventurer James Ketchell has become the first person to fly solo around the world in an open-cockpit gyrocopter after touching down in Popham Airfield in Hampshire. The 37-year-old flew over Europe, the USA and Asia, covering more than 24,000 nautical miles over his 122 separate flights.
'What is it about roller-coasters that some love so much, and is it an experience we tend to like less as we get older?'
He and his wife journeyed from Switzerland to South Korea.
It has crossed my mind many times that it would be much easier to just not tell people I have epilepsy. But there is always that chance of a seizure, and the risk of something going wrong - or someone doing something wrong - is reduced if we all talk about epilepsy a little bit more and encourage people with epilepsy to do more. If I've decided I can take the risk, you can too.
A few hundred years ago, people would have thought I was touched by God or the Devil. I probably would have been burnt as a witch. Luckily for me, I was born in this century so I was diagnosed with epilepsy instead.
It's got to the point that my excuse cycle has actually come full circle and I've run out of plausible reasons not to leave my house (or bed, for that matter). I have no more pets that urgently need to see a vet, and I can't drive so car-related issues are a non-starter. And everyone knows that phantom relative deaths are next level bad ju-ju.
Overlanding is about the journey, as well as the destination; group adventure tours in a self-reliant truck, capable of driving to some of the most remote places on the planet. If you're interested in taking your first cautionary step into travelling or are tired of backpacking solo, here is why you should give overlanding a go:
24 hours is barely enough time to scratch the surface of Toronto, a sprawling city of never-ending allures - but we'll give it a good go for those of you in need of some snappy city-inspo. From your first sip of morning coffee to your last evening cocktail (and every amazing thing between) - this is Toronto in 24.
I had made it. I was here. The campaign, the preceding months, the flights, the lessons, the practice, the running, the camping, it had all been an epic rush. Time had finally slowed down. My goggles started to steam up as a tear or two dripped from my eyes. I was here, I had made it.