• 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.

  • 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…

  • How to spend a day in Crete

    Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and Chania, where I visited, is its second largest city. Chania has an old town full of traditional streets with interesting shops, tavernas, a stunning marina and lighthouse. Here are a few ideas of how to spend a day in Crete…

  • How to spend a day in Corfu

    Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian islands. It has a lush green landscape, stunning architecture with a strong Venetian influence, grottos and golden beaches. The cobbled streets in Corfu Town are super places to go shopping at leisure for local favourites. Here are some of the tours and things you can do when spending a day in Corfu from the Marella Celebration Cruise with TUI …

  • The Solo Travel Handbook

    The Solo Travel Handbook is a ‘must have’ for anyone considering travelling alone, especially those of you who are new to solo travel. The book deals with many topics including things to do leading up to your trip and inspirational stories by other solo travellers. It is a well written book, providing heaps of information and is organised in short, interesting, manageable chunks with pictures and practical tips. It really is a wonderful book to dip in and out of, if you can put it down that is!

  • Language Tips for Overseas Travel

    Visiting a country where the main language is different from your mother tongue may seem a bit daunting, especially if you are a solo traveller. Here are a couple of language tips as well as some fun ways to learn the basics of a new language, to help you while overseas and give you a little more confidence on your solo holiday…

  • Tips for a Stress Free Start to your Holiday

    Having travelled extensively, I have encountered a few hiccups and therefore learnt a lot along the way.  Here are 8 top tips for a stress free start to your solo holiday. Check for road closures the night before you travel If you are planning on driving to the airport, check for any road closures in advance. I recently came close to missing a flight as one of the roads I needed to use was closed for maintenance until 5am. Not a problem if you have to drive late in the morning but, it would be if you were planning to use the road in the early hours. Check the local…

  • Concerns about a Solo Holiday

    Although I had my initial anxieties about going away on holiday by myself, I have never really given much thought as to what problems I may encounter while I am away.  I asked a number of people, both male and female, if they have concerns about a solo holiday and if so, what they are. These are the responses…