Solo Female Travel

The Things I No Longer Say

The Things I No Longer Say

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

The lies I’ve started to tell… I’m in law. I work in retail. I work in a hotel. I’m an administrator. I work in a bar. I’m a data entry person.  These are the answers I’ve started to give when people ask (and they always ask) what I do. None of the answers are true, of course, not any more, although… Read more →

Is Detroit Safe?

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are… Read more →

Is Detroit safe? With well above average crime statistics and no end of scare stories in the media, read what it's really like in Detroit for tourists.... Read more →
Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

Is Uber Safe to Use: Meet the Faces of Uber

I’m an Uber user. I’m also a 5ft tall woman who travels around the world solo. And I regularly get asked is Uber safe to use. Worse, I often get told that Uber isn’t safe. Usually by people who’ve never taken an Uber. So, what’s the deal? Is Uber safe to use or not? If Uber’s done one thing, it’s caused… Read more →

Is Uber safe to use? As a solo female traveller who uses Uber for 90% of rides, I'll share my experience of Uber and introduce the many drivers I've met.... Read more →
feel lonely travelling alone

What To Do When You Feel Lonely Travelling Alone

I’ve been at this solo travel a while now – in fact, last week marked five years since I quit my job as a lawyer and set off on a one-year adventure that still hasn’t come to an end. And along with the highs of travelling solo, of which there have been many, there are still times when I’m consumed by an… Read more →

After 5 years of full-time solo travel, I know exactly what it's like to feel lonely travelling alone. Good news: it's not fatal. Here's some tips to help.... Read more →
Best Backpacks for travelling

Best Backpack for Travelling: The Ultimate Guide

There are a lot of articles on the internet about the best backpack for travelling, so why read this one? Because I travel. A lot. I quit my job in 2010 and have been backpacking around the world ever since. From epic round-the-world trips to summers in Europe to long-stays in cities and weeks trekking through jungles, I’ve packed and re-packed more… Read more →

What is the best backpack for travelling? Genuine backpacker review of top-loaders, backpacks with wheels, travel packs, daypacks, cabin-luggage & suitcases... Read more →
Best Destinations for solo female travelers part 2

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 2)

Want to know what are the best destinations for solo female travelers? In this two-part article I share my top 10 recommendations. You can find 1 to 5 in part 1 here. 6. Mexico If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know that I’m fanatical about Mexico and, like Italy, it’s a country that keeps drawing me back. It upsets me… Read more →

Want to know what the best destinations for solo female travelers are? Here are my recommended places after exploring over 50 countries around the globe.... Read more →
Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers

Best Destinations for Solo Female Travelers (Part 1)

What are the best destinations for solo female travelers? It’s a good question and one I’ve given a lot of thought to. I travel as a solo female traveler about 98% of the time. I travel around 9 months per year. And I’ve been doing that for over four years. Oh, and I’ve visited over 50 countries. I’m not telling… Read more →

Want to know what the best destinations for solo female travelers are? I've traveled to over 50 countries, usually alone. Here are my recommended places.... Read more →
How much does it cost to travel

How Much Does it Cost to Travel? The Answer…

“How much does it cost to travel to [Spain/Japan/for 3 months in Mexico/Around the World*]” *insert trip plans as appropriate I get asked this question a lot. After three dull head thumps on my desk, I have to start my response with, “It depends…” Do you want to stay at 5-star hotels? Are you going low-cost carrier or first class… Read more →

How much does it cost to travel? It's a question I get asked a lot and it's a hard one to answer However, with these tips and tricks you can figure it out.... Read more →
How to plan a travel itinerary

How to Plan a Trip: Planning An Itinerary

Taking your dream trip is one of the most exciting things you can do. Planning that trip, not so much. Stressful and at times overwhelming, it can be a challenge to know where to start. The good new: I’m going to take you through everything you need to know about planning your trip. From planning your route and itinerary to how… Read more →

In this series I'll show you how to plan a trip from planning an itinerary to deciding what to pack, setting a budget, choosing insurance and more.... Read more →
Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

Are you ready to get robbed? 12 Holiday Safety Tips

There are plenty of articles online giving great holiday safety tips for how not to get robbed and what to do if the unfortunate happens and you part ways with your possession But what about preparing to get robbed? Being robbed is usually a quick act but piecing things back together – remembering exactly what was taken, cancelling bank cards… Read more →

If your bag got snatched, could you deal with it? From cancelling cards to data loss, here are 12 holiday safety tips so you're prepared if you get robbed.... Read more →