Solo travel

Female solo travel: ten things to know before you go

solo female travel tips The Imagination Trail

Scrolling through Facebook, I recently came across an article from Matador Network, suggesting that solo female travellers shouldn’t head off until they “understand these seven things”. I have to say I found it a disappointing and slightly aggressive effort. After…
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“But it’ll never happen to me!” : when travel burnout hits

Solo travel burnout

I was several days into my stay in Kuala Lumpur. I’d re-adjusted to life back in the outside world after my time spent learning Vipassana, seen and enjoyed what KL had to offer, and it was time to move on…
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I quit my job and booked a one-way ticket to Japan

The Imagination Trail

I finally did it. After several years of putting money away and coming up with vague ideas for potential routes and saying that one day I’d go solo travelling for a longer period than my usual seven-day holiday, I have…
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Five top tips for eating alone

Five top tips for eating alone

Years ago, on my first travel blog, I wrote a post on dining solo, which has always received lots of views. Similarly, I get lots of interest in my solo-friendly restaurants map. I know that eating alone is often a…
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Why solo travel can be for anyone

Solo travel Corfu Greece

“You’re so brave, travelling alone!” “I couldn’t do it.” “I’m so jealous, I wish I could do what you do!” “I really need a holiday but I’ve got no one to go with, and I’m not a solo traveller.” These…
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Should I go to the beach alone?

Solo beach trip

Sometimes only a beach holiday will do. Culture, famous landmarks and a plethora of activities are all well and good, but there are times when you just need to relax, unwind, lie on the sand and do very little apart…
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Five tips for first-time solo travel

solo travel tips

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, especially the first time you do it. I’ve been taking trips alone for four years now; here are some of my solo travel tips to make that initial experience less scary. Think about your…
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How I changed my mind about vacation apartments

Vacation apartment Corfu

As a solo traveller, I’d never considered renting holiday or vacation apartments when choosing my accommodation. It seemed like a waste of space for just one person! However, when I was looking for somewhere to stay on the Greek island…
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Dining solo

This post was originally published on my first travel blog on 2 September 2012. In my experience of reading solo travel forums, and talking about solo travel with friends and on Twitter, one of the biggest worries about going away…
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