Category: Solo Travel

Planning A Solo Trip? We Need To Talk About Loneliness

Planning A Solo Trip? We Need To Talk About Loneliness

You expected a lot from your first solo trip.  A suntan. Obviously. Getting to know the world a little better. Making new friends. An epic Instagram account. Even a few of those ‘did I just bungee jump naked’ moments that you’ve pledged never to talk about. Ever. But loneliness? You probably never expected that. Yet,…

10 Tips For Travelling Alone That Will Transform Your Travels

10 Tips For Travelling Alone That Will Transform Your Travels

Solo travel is a skill, and one I’m constantly honing in order to get the very best out of my experiences abroad. I’ve travelled through 45 countries, more than half of them solo, and it’s taught me so much about myself and the universe. I highly recommend solo travel to anybody and everybody – whether you’re 18…

Not today Cupid! The best romantic destinations that aren’t just for couples

Not today Cupid! The best romantic destinations that aren’t just for couples

Solo travel is an incredible experience, because you get to see the world at your own pace and focus on your own interests – the earth is waiting for you to explore it! It’s annoying for us solo backpackers that some destinations are typically considered to be for couples – the most romantic destinations in…

Mulled wine or sunshine? The 10 best places to spend Christmas alone

Mulled wine or sunshine? The 10 best places to spend Christmas alone

Who said you had to be home for Christmas? Having a solo Christmas in some of the best cities is a great way to make lifelong ties with people from all over the world. There’s the bonus that you don’t have to see family members who get on your nerves, and you can save more…

Why Women Travel Solo: 11 Female Travellers Share Their Reasons

Why Women Travel Solo: 11 Female Travellers Share Their Reasons

In this age of female empowerment, it’s unsurprising that the lady travellers of the universe are going solo. As a wise woman once sang… ‘Who explores the world? – Girls!’ Or words to that effect. Well it’s official, women are leading the way in the travel stakes and we have the research to prove it….

10 Best Hostels for Solo Travellers 2020

10 Best Hostels for Solo Travellers 2020

In lands far, far-away there are hostel guitars being strummed, dorms buzzing with ‘where have you come from?’ and hammocks filled with backpackers from all over the world. Travellers are making epic journeys across the planet, soul-searching, meeting the world and landing in hostels. As every traveller knows, there are many hostels out there, with…

Hostel life: how I made friends from all over the world and how you can do the same!

Hostel life: how I made friends from all over the world and how you can do the same!

Greetings fellow travellers! My name is Iami, I’m a #hostelworldinsider and I would like to share with you all how hostels changed my life. In 2016 I decided to stop college for 6 months and explore Southeast Asia. I’d lived my whole life in Porto Alegre, a city in the south of Brazil, and to…

10 tips for getting that – very needed – sabbatical

10 tips for getting that – very needed – sabbatical

Dragging your feet to work… again? Scrolling through our Instagram feed wondering what you are doing in this overcrowded wagon, when you could be on an adventure around the world? If this is what routine looks like for you, you might need a sabbatical. There are many things to consider before taking the big step,…

The only guide you’ll ever need for backpacking Fiji

The only guide you’ll ever need for backpacking Fiji

Imagine a place where the sun is always shining and the palm trees are doing a happy little dance. The water is so piercingly blue you can see straight through to the bottom of a bed of rockless sand. A cool breeze kisses your skin and fluorescent tropical fish swim by, weaving in and out…

Fearless Females: Here is the Travel Essentials List You’ve Been Waiting For

Fearless Females: Here is the Travel Essentials List You’ve Been Waiting For

One of the greatest things about travelling is the freedom of not knowing your next move. But, when it comes to taking the right kit, this footloose and fancy-free attitude can really catch you out (think midnight trekking up one of Sri Lanka’s highest peaks in flip-flops, not my best look!). Striking the perfect balance…

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