• Solo travels 2019 – The best moments

    It has been quite a year so far! I have been blessed to visit 14 countries and islands, with Australia still to come, created a travel product shop and started a course in travel journalism. From my solo travels this year, I have learnt more about myself, gained new friends and it has given me a thirst for visiting even more new destinations in 2020.

  • European squares – My top 6

    European squares are often home to historic landmarks or monuments. Some are entertainment hotspots. Others are ideal for relaxing and watching the world go by with a favourite drink, or some good food. Whatever your preference, they are wonderful places to come to solo. These are my 6 favourite European squares from destinations I have travelled to so far…

  • Solo trip to Amsterdam – my top 3 memories

    Amsterdam is a diverse and picturesque city to explore by yourself on foot, by bicycle, boat or tram. With its narrow houses, renaissance architecture, canals and bridges, there is plenty to enjoy aesthetically. Immerse yourself in culture and history from one of its many museums or mingle with the locals at one of Amsterdam’s nightlife hot spots. These were my top 3 memories from my solo trip to Amsterdam in 2019…

  • Solo City Breaks

    City breaks for solo travellers are a great idea. There are a wide range of activities to get involved in, many of which the weather can’t spoil. There are plenty of other people by themselves too. This will help you feel less self conscious if you are relatively new to solo travel. The following 4 solo city breaks I have been on are places I have enjoyed exploring by myself with recommendations of where to stay, things to do and places to eat …

  • Local Laws and Customs

    There are a number of essential things to consider when travelling solo. My solo travel tips page provides lots of information about this. However, it is also important to check whether the destination you are heading to has any local laws and customs you may not be aware of. Here are 10 destinations, each with an example of a local law which is very different to those in the UK…

  • 4 recommended cities for solo travel

    Cities are great places to visit when travelling solo. Firstly, they are busy so no-one gives a damn that you are on your own. At lunchtimes the restaurants are filled with commuters as well as tourists and locals, meaning dining solo is common place. Very often you will spot solo diners in hotel bar/restaurants in the evenings too, with people staying for business trips as well as for leisure. As for sightseeing, you don’t need anyone with you for that anyway and it gives you the freedom to go wherever you please and explore at your own pace! Here are 4 recommended cities for solo travel…

  • Top things to do in Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is famous for its legalised prostitution and tolerance of soft drugs but there is so much more to this city. Amsterdam is an exciting place to visit for the solo traveller. These were my 5 top things to do in Amsterdam on my recent trip…

  • Amsterdam Travel Tips

    I recently returned from a very enjoyable solo holiday to Amsterdam. However, there were several things I wish I had known before I went. Here are some top Amsterdam travel tips that I hope will help you when you book your trip…