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Here will you find musings from my life on the road – my own thoughts and feelings as well as travel tips and recommendations about solo travel

5 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

5 Tips for Women Traveling Alone

Part of me hates that we have to write articles like this.  Women should be able to do whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone else, including traveling the world.  Unfortunately, although solo travel is an incredibly liberating, thrilling experience that everyone should try, solo female travelers have to take a little more care when traveling alone, to make sure they stay as safe as possible.  I asked fellow solo female traveler Nora from Rainy Adventures to…

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How to Date a Woman who Travels

How to Date a Woman who Travels

Maybe it’s me.   Maybe I have spectacularly bad taste in men.  Or maybe it’s because I travel.  Apparently, finding love as a solo female traveller is pretty damn hard.  All my friends back home are married with kids, or at least settled down with a cat or two, and I’ve been single for the past ten years.  I am a 35-year-old woman who is smart, not bad looking, but can’t keep a relationship for more than a few weeks.  Don’t…

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Paperwork You Need Before Travelling

Paperwork You Need Before Travelling

For any kind of travel abroad you will need certain documents to allow you to cross the border and enter the new country.  Other useful documents aren’t required by law, but will certainly be useful and give you peace of mind if you want to travel safely.  I hate paperwork, I find it dull and unnecessarily confusing, but unfortunately, there are some things that can’t be avoided!  I’ve attempted to explain the main travel documents you need for a safe,…

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Are Guide Books dead?

Are Guide Books dead?

As you are reading this article from my blog, I am glad you chose to research more into your travels than simply buying a guide book.  Travel blogs, review sites and social media have opened up a whole new world of travel planning resources that weren’t available ten, or even five years ago.  So, does this overwhelming amount of information on the internet mean that good old-fashioned guide books like Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, and the rest are obsolete?  Are…

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World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

World Map Christmas Gift Ideas to Inspire Wanderlust

Oh yes, it’s that time of year again!  Christmas seems to be getting earlier every year, and with Black Friday sales already starting this week, you can get some great Black Friday offers on gifts for the special traveller in your life.  If you are looking for the perfect Christmas present for wannabe travellers who are not currently on the move, I’ve found these awesome Christmas gift ideas to inspire wanderlust and have them planning their next trip asap!  From…

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Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

Coming Home, Reverse Culture Shock and What Now?

England feels very different to Mexico.  Different to anywhere in Latin America in fact!  Everything in England is calmer and quieter, but less colourful, and less fun.  A grey afternoon in November wasn’t the best welcome back to my native country, that’s for sure!  Many people find that reverse culture shock is worse than the shock of travelling to a new place, and coming home after more than a year I understood why. Reverse Culture Shock: My Experience Returning home…

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10 Things I’ve Learned After Two Years on the Road

10 Things I’ve Learned After Two Years on the Road

I’ve been travelling in Latin America for about two years now; ten months in South America, and 13 months in Cuba, Mexico and Central America.  I am still no expert, but I have definitely learned a few things along the way!  I wrote a similar post about what I had learned after one month of travel, but now two years on things have changed a little.  As I am in my final couple of weeks before coming home, I started…

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Taking Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Taking Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Travel photography is something we all do, every time we go on holiday, take a trip or visit a local attraction.  We all want to take perfect travel photographs to remember our vacations, and with the popularity of Instagram and Facebook, we want everyone to be wowed by our holiday snaps.  I love taking photos, but I am by no means an expert!  To learn more, I asked Charlie from World Travel Photography to share some of his top tips…

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Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

Tips for a First-Time Visitor to Italy

I adore Italy. It is hard to resist Italy’s incredible food and wines, the diverse scenery and awesome architecture. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming for visitors, especially for those making their first trip to Italy. Many first-time travelers are left wondering where to go, which foods to try, what are the best options for homes for rent in Italy and how to travel. To help, we’ve written this brief guide that offers important tips for those traveling…

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Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Five Essential Tips for Low Cost Travel

Jetting off on holiday in the coming months? Taking a vacation can be one of the most exciting periods of anyone’s year – but the costs do tend to rack up. Travel isn’t cheap, and neither is the cost of living in most countries. Here are five essential tips to help you keep your costs as low as possible, so you can enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank! Avoid Tourist Areas Unfortunately, most tourists are seen as marks for…

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