• Solo travels 2019 – The best moments

    It has been quite a year so far! I have been blessed to visit 13 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…

  • Seven Dials Market, London

    Seven Dials Market, Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX – 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station Seven Dials food market has been open for around 3 months now. Its location is in a former banana and cucumber warehouse. Depending on how you approach the entrance, it would be quite easy to pass it by. But, on entering it becomes apparent that this is quite a spectacular use of space. It is not only food you will find here either…

  • Solo in Ghent Belgium for 48 Hours

    The Graslei is one of the most enchanting night time settings I have ever seen. Its’ captivating mediaeval buildings and St Michael’s Bridge reflect off the River Leie. But aside from its beauty, what else does Ghent have to offer a solo traveller? Here’s how I spent 48 hours solo in Ghent…

  • British Airways to Ghent Business -v- Economy

    British Airways Executive Club account holders are given a choice of paying for a flight in full, or using all/some of their accrued Avios points towards the cost. At the time of booking my recent trip to Ghent in Belgium, a return flight, economy class, using 11,750 Avios, cost £21. However, returning business class, the total cost slightly more at £41. The outbound flight with British Airways to Ghent offered ideal flight times. However, the return flight time with business class was better, allowing me more time in Ghent. Was the extra £20 worth it?

  • Solo Holidays to Antigua – 5 best memories

    Without a doubt Antigua’s 365 beaches are a draw to this tropical island but there is much more to it than that. Antigua has a rich history, a rainforest, great snorkelling spots and is home to a popular annual sailing event. When you combine this with reggae, local rum and delicious food, you have somewhere very special. Hence my regular visits! Here are 5 of my best memories from solo holidays to Antigua…

  • 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 in Paris – How to spend 24 hours

    The breathtakingly beautiful capital city of France is particularly stunning after dark, when its main iconic buildings are lit up in gold. Without a doubt it is a romantic city but there is plenty to see and do if you are solo in Paris too…

  • Haunted London

    Maybe you are looking for ideas of things to do around Hallowe’en or you might just be interested in London’s haunted history. There are a number of things to do or places you can eat which have stories of paranormal activity. Here are my top 7 haunted London activities….

  • Porto, Portugal in a day

    With just 25 hours in Porto, every second counts. However, if you plan carefully there is plenty of time for shopping, port wine tasting as well as marvelling at spectacular examples of tiling and medieval architecture…