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...]

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...]

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...]

Superwoman traveller Megan: Travelling is deep in her veins

It's well and truly time for me to introduce you to another Superwoman Traveller here: you're about to hear from Megan, who I met online (thanks to the wonderful world of blogging!). Megan is from a small town in south-east Victoria, Australia, and had long dreamt of doing a big trip - but … [Read more...]

Superwoman traveller Charlotte: Solo travel is total freedom

Let me introduce you to Charlotte, my next Superwoman Traveller. We met teaching in Bratislava (meeting place for many great women, including Jen from this series, too), mid-way through Charlotte's decade of solo travel adventures - she's just recently returned home to Canada. Charlotte has kept my … [Read more...]

Superwoman traveller Aki: Solo travel is finding a new personality

Meet Aki, my next Superwoman Traveller. Aki's from Japan and I met her when she showed up in my class here in Perth to learn English. I should say that her English was already very good so I'm not sure I taught her very much! Aki always impressed me because she was happy to travel around on her own, … [Read more...]