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.
He and his wife journeyed from Switzerland to South Korea.
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