Solo Travel

9 Ways Parents Can Support Their Kid's Decision to Travel Solo

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The realisation that your child is now an independent adult who’s life no longer depends on you doesn’t get much more abrupt than watching them disappear to another country, completely alone. Although I’m not a parent, I totally get it - parting with a child to go abroad who you have devoted your life to nurturing and guiding through life’s ups and downs,[...]

20 Trips to take Before Turning 30

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It’s been said that adventure may hurt but monotony will kill you. So, before the all pressures and responsibilities of adulthood set in, set out and plunge into the chaos, antics and bliss that comes with exploring a new destination. Check out the list below to get inspiration on some of the most adventure-packed places to fill your 20's with extraordinary [...]

Managing Your Mental Health on the Road

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I must confess, on many a sun-filled day I’ve sat alone in hotel rooms, skimming mindlessly through stations, desperately in search of Animal Planet. AC on, curtains closed and Pringles crumbs scattered carelessly about the bed… probably. This is the side of travel that people don’t talk about, don’t blog about; the days that aren’t spent living your best li[...]

Why Cyprus is a perfect backpacking or solo travel destination

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Contrary to popular belief, Cyprus’ tourism product is not designed only for 18-year old partying or for elderly couples’ long term retirement holidays. Just like other countries such as Spain, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey and many South East Asia countries, you can design your trip around your interests and budget without any limitations. Distance and [...]

10 great tips for backpacking Europe

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As much as my generation may have been defamed for being so obsessed with the social-media, and being termed everything from twit to ditz to social-media whores, it would be imprudent to overlook the plethora of benefits this very same social media offers, other than instant gratification of course! Another ingratiating vice which my generation has provid[...]

15 things you said you'd do before you went traveling vs what actually happened

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It's tempting to imagine that you'll become some new, perfect person during your travels. You'll start running in the mornings, learn new languages and grow as a person. Traveling will make you a superwoman that manages to do everything right. But planning is easy - doing is harder. What you mustn't forget is that breaking with these plans is not failure - [...]

How solo travel helped me rebuild my mental health

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For me, the conversation around improving mental health started a long time ago. I was only 14 when I had my first anxiety attack, suffering with heart palpitations and extreme mood swings. Crying in the classroom became the norm and I received next to no help from my school or doctors. For 10 years I was passed back and forth from GP to GP, getting the same[...]

This is why you should use Tinder while you are traveling

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I had downloaded Tinder many times in the past, I swiped left and right and enjoyed chatting with guys but when the time came to meet in person, I always got too scared and chickened out. Following that, I deleted the app. I am an introvert and shy, so it is always much easier to talk to someone new by text. The thought of meeting a total stranger though,[...]

10 unmissable experiences to turn your first solo trip into a life-long memory

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I recently went on the first holiday in years. Now, you might wonder whether I've lost my mind - because clearly I am a travel blogger who travels a lot and goes on 5-10 trips per year. And to an extent that is true - I travel loads, get to experience different cultures and countries and share my experiences here and on my own blog. But that's not a holiday.[...]

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