Solo Travelling – Episode 148 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

The topic of solo travelling is a much-discussed one amongst travellers: will you, won't you? Is it safe or unsafe, is it lonely or actually one of the best ways to meet people? I'm confident that this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast will help you remember that solo travel can be one of … [Read more...]

First Solo Adventures – Episode 74 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Hands up if you love solo travel? Not everybody does, though I firmly believe that everybody should try it at least once, just to see if it truly suits them or not. There are pros and cons which we've talked about in previous episodes (like the one on solo travel tips) but there are, of course, pros … [Read more...]

Solo Travel Tips – Episode 68 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

I relish the rare chances I get to travel solo; I envisage more solo travel stints in my future! In this episode of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I get to speak with three people who've done a whole heap of solo travel and have lots of thoughtful things to say about it. And on top of that, all … [Read more...]

Solo Travel Freedom – Episode 58 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast

Are you brave enough to travel solo? Honestly, I was too scared for a long time. It's something that once you've done it, you'll wonder why you were ever worried, I think, but it's a hurdle that many of us have to force ourselves to overcome. As with any form of travel, there are pros and cons, … [Read more...]

Solo travel as a mother: An alternate reality trip to Bangkok

Everything changes when you have children. If you've been living and travelling across the world for years before you have children, then things change even more. And I've been thinking about that a lot this week. Heading to Bangkok on my own (kind of) Last week I spent five nights in Bangkok … [Read more...]

Solo travel for females: These superwoman solo travellers prove you can do it

Solo travel for females is a topic I'm often emailed about. Can I do it? Is it safe? Will I survive? My parents don't want me to go? Help! Luckily, I've got some good girlfriends who have travelled solo a lot, plus a few experiences of my own, and even a friend who wrote a book about travelling solo … [Read more...]

Travel for the anxious and anxiety prone: How travel changed my life

I regularly get emails from people who are worried about travelling, but many of these people are just nervous because of their lack of experience. But travel for the anxious - the more clinically anxious, I mean - can be a battle of nerves in a whole different way. And I've got a story to tell … [Read more...]

Help: my partner doesn’t want to go travelling

Lots of readers write to me for advice and a lot of the time they have some reason why it's difficult for them to go travelling - and one I get asked quite often is what to do if their husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't share their wanderlust. I bet you can already guess what my answer is: go … [Read more...]

Relationships and long-term travel: A bad mix?

A Not A Ballerina reader named Kate just asked me a tricky question. But it's a good question, and as well as giving her (possibly not very helpful) my answer, I thought there might be some other good opinions out there to help her. Basically, her question is this:I have the travel bug and the huge … [Read more...]

Superwoman traveller Nicole: Solo travel is completely liberating

Welcome Nicole, from the delightful Woman Seeks World blog, who is our latest superwoman traveller. Nicole is a fellow Aussie who figured out at age 22 that there was more to life than a perfectly planned career path (and that's pretty much exactly what I decided at 25 - so she was smarter than … [Read more...]