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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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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 Survive Spending Christmas Abroad

How to Survive Spending Christmas Abroad

This will be my third Christmas away from home.  When I say home, I haven’t lived with my parents for 16 years, so I really mean that this will be my third Christmas when I spend the day with my family.  Being away from our families and friends at Christmas and other special dates can be tough, but how do you and your families, cope?  If you are worried about being away and feeling lonely, I have a few tips…

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What is the Worst Thing About Solo Travel?

What is the Worst Thing About Solo Travel?

The world is full of adventurous souls, discovering new and exciting lands every day, and many of these travellers are doing it solo.  Going it alone can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but it is not without its trials and tribulations.  So what is the worst thing about solo travel? For me, it is dining alone.  I can go to a museum, visit a monument, wander around a city to my heart’s content; all quite happily by myself.  However,…

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How to Make Friends in a New City

How to Make Friends in a New City

Congratulations, you’ve done it!  Taken the plunge!  Took a deep breath and leapt into the unknown!  And here you are, in a new city, excited at the adventure that faces you, thrilled at the prospect of discovering new places, learning new things, making new friends and living a new life!  But wait.  Ah.  Shit.  Friends.  You haven’t had to make friends since high school.  How do you meet people now?  What do you do?  Where do you start?  That feeling…

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What is the Best Thing about Solo Travel?

What is the Best Thing about Solo Travel?

As I sip my glass of white wine out of a plastic cup I gaze around at my surroundings.  A pop-up bar along the banks of the Danube, made up of an old camper van, pallet furniture, and a couple of hammocks, it also boasts recycling for our cups, and a banging stereo system propped up on the bar.  Chatting with my fellow party goers who I only met a couple of hours before, it all feels slightly surreal.  But…

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10 Things I Learned After 1 Month on the Road

10 Things I Learned After 1 Month on the Road

Time really does fly when you’re having fun. The last 30 days have whizzed by in a blur of mountains, Inca ruins and llamas. I’m not sure how I expected to feel after a month of travelling – seeing and doing incredible things, making friends with people from all over the World who you may never see again, or who you may bump into a few days later in the next town. I haven’t really had time to process what…

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