Solo Travel

Help! My Parents Won’t Let Me Travel Alone!

Help! My Parents Won’t Let Me Travel Alone!

Is your family more freaked out by solo travel than you are? Maybe they’re trying to convince you not to go, hitting you with a bunch of horrifying news articles, or stopping you from going at all? Follow these steps and you’ll be on that plane in no time!

Travelling By Yourself 101: Tips For First-Time Wanderers

Travelling By Yourself 101: Tips For First-Time Wanderers

If you’re reading this, you must be planning on travelling by yourself and omgosh I’m so excited for you and you’ll have the best time. Ever. Ever ever. Buuut you’ve probably realised there’s a lot of information to wrap your head around (when’s the best time to book flights? Should you get an international money card?) – it can be overwhelming, so I’ve broken the hard bits down for you to make it all a bit easier to digest.

What To Wear In Iran: A Guide For Female Travellers

What To Wear In Iran: A Guide For Female Travellers

When I planned my trip to Iran, I was nervous – it would be my first solo trip to a country in that region and I had no idea what to expect. But instead of focusing on my itinerary or the news, I occupied myself with practical preparation – what was I going to wear?

Couchsurfing And Candombe In Montevideo

Couchsurfing And Candombe In Montevideo

I meet the five other housemates. One is fixing some of the electrical wiring while standing on a disused fridge, another is frantically sweeping the floor apparently on my account, and the rest are sitting in what seems to be the central living space, burning down an enormous trompeta – a great big dooby. One Love by Bob Marley is playing in an adjoining room.

Navigating Tallinn...

Navigating Tallinn...

I was really excited at the prospect of entering Tallinn, so I don't want to be a wet blanket and rain on my own parade or anything, but if I'm being really honest, I'd have to say navigating the Estonian public transport system at 7am after a 16-hour bus ride from Poland was not something I enjoyed doing. And I enjoy most challenges.

Iceland: Into The Fjords

Iceland: Into The Fjords

It’s both comforting and surprising to know that tourists generally don’t die in Iceland. Beautiful as it is, most of it looks like the opening of an 80s horror film. You get out of the car, look around at the magnitude, splendour and isolation of the place, and think 'well, this is how I’m going to die'. It’s like the opening of The Shining.