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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

How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

How to Find the Best Backpacker Accommodation Around the World

Finding budget accommodation for any kind of trip, from a weekend away to a year-long backpacking trip, is an essential part of travel for almost everyone, especially backpackers.  I have travelled for the last three years around Latin America and Europe, usually on a very tight budget, so I’ll share all my tips for finding the best backpacker accommodation around the world, including how to find the best hostels, budget hotels, and other ways of finding a place to sleep…

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Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Five Things to Do Before a Long Trip

Travelling anywhere away from home is an exciting prospect.  I love travelling, and think we should all travel more if we can!  However, we often get swept up in the excitement of going on holiday and forget about what we need to do to make sure that we have a safe trip and that our homes will be just as we left them when we get back.  After countless trips away, I’ve put together my top five tips for crucial…

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7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in South America

Ah, South America! The fourth largest continent in the world comprised of twelve sovereign states, replete with ethnic, linguistic and geographical diversity. Whether this be your first backpacking trip, or you are already a seasoned traveller in other parts of the world, it’s always useful to read up on a few tips and tricks to consider before you get out there. See what we have in store for you as you get geared up for an adventure of a lifetime…

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5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

5 Travel Insurance Myths and Truths & Why You Need Insurance!

Let’s say you are an expert traveller. You can cleverly navigate airports and fill out custom cards even with your eyes closed. You can even be packed and ready to go for a quick weekend getaway in a matter of minutes. However, there is still one part of the travel experience that surely continues to challenge you – how to choose travel insurance. But before you dig in deeper, check out 5 of the most common travel insurance myths and…

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Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

Why Staying in a Hostel for the First Time Isn’t Scary (Even If You’re Over 30)

When I travel, I almost always stay in hostels.  This is partly to save money, and partly to save my sanity.  I usually travel alone, so if I stayed in a hotel I would just stay in my room and keep myself to myself – I can go for days without talking to anyone.  While sometimes I need the privacy and luxury of a private room, most of the time I still like to meet other travellers, and luckily there…

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How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

How to Save Money Backpacking in Australia

Australia has been on my bucket list for years.  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to go and explore the land ‘Down Under’, to see kangaroos in the wild, cuddle a koala and get lost in the Bush with Crocodile Dundee.  But it never happened, and instead, I ended up focussing my attention on Latin America (so far, at least).  One of the reasons for this is because I learned how expensive Australia is.  While I am backpacking…

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Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Camping Alone Safely – 7 Solo Camping Tips

Solo camping definitely appeals to me, but the thought of camping alone as a woman makes me nervous!  I asked Paul from Outdoor Choose to share his top solo camping tips to set my mind at ease, and help prepare me for a solo camping trip. Camping alone can be an incredible and enjoyable experience. People do solitary camping for numerous reasons; maybe you have decided to go camping alone for the peace and harmony it offers, or your friends…

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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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