Solo Travel Posts

Welcome to the Solo Travel posts.

Never chance time when you’ve got a flight to catch.  You’re off to a good start – arriving to the airport with plenty of time to spare. But, that’s just stage 1 to reaching your flight on time. Stage 2 is making sure that between check-in and your flight departure you make it to your boarding gate on time. Sounds simple enough, right?

As a first-timer to Russia this year, I had a stack of preconceived ideas and images about what it would be like, and not of all it was favourable. On reflection my thoughts were gravely unfounded.

It was a virtual list – just ideas in mind about day to day life, the people, how it would be to travel around, and the weather, particularly since I was going in winter and had timed my trip unknowingly just as the cold snap swept across Europe in March.  My trip was a whirlwind with just a few nights in St Petersburg and the same in Moscow, connected with the fast train between the two cities (which by the way, was impressively fast and comfortable). Although, a brief visit, it didn’t take long before I busted my top five myths about Russia.

This is hands down, a standout memory for our solo travellers that just came back from their African Safari. How often does a tour guide capture your treasured travel memories with poem about your journey?

Planning a visit to Scandinavia in summer for your first time and you probably conjure up images of dramatic green landscapes, endless days of daylights with pretty flowers in boom. But when you travel around Scandinavia it’s not long before you realise there’s a whole lot more waiting to surprise you. 

When you travel solo, taking time out to reflect on your day is one of the best parts of enjoying solo sojourns and for me, it was with a cup of fine Sri Lankan tea. It’s a big claim but it could be that Sri Lanka ‘does tea’ better than anyone.

When you travel solo, sharing a room on a tour is a way around paying extra for a room to yourself. But before settling on the option to share with a stranger, you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of opting for a roommate on tour.Plus check out some tips for when it’s not a great idea to share. It may help you to ...

If you're new to the world of solo travel and can’t see yourself travelling alone, joining a group tour could be the perfect start. But how can you make sure that you pick ‘the right one’?

Start by comparing the tours based on the following 7 basics, to narrow your focus and make choosing your ideal holiday a whole lot easie