One of the biggest worries we have as solo travellers, is how to stay safe on the road. I know that I have personally found myself in a few sticky situations. Lloyd Figgins is THE go to person for travel safety. An international risk expert, Lloyd is a former policeman, soldier and expedition leader.
Arunima Dey is currently preparing for lectureship exams and is based in New Delhi, India. So far she has undertaken solo trips in several European countries, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey and the US. She has also studied and lived in Salamanca and Madrid in Spain and upstate New York. Here, she shares her experiences, both good and bad, as a solo female Indian traveller.
Kath Swinbourne is a Australian photographer based in Wollongong, New South Wales. So far she has undertaken solo drives in her 4WD through The Flinders Ranges and The Simpson Desert. Enjoying the solitude and spectacular scenery of her homeland, she travels with her swag, camera and good coffee. She is currently planning her next (10,000km) solo trip.
Hit the road, Jack! And take this perfectly All-American Spotify playlist with you. From the classics of Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to the modern stars of Haim and Haley Bonar, we've got you covered.
Whether you're about to embark on a year long round the world trip, or just a long weekend on your own, solo travel can be daunting. I've picked some of my favourite spots (some of which were on my first ever solo backpacking trip). I hope you find it useful, and I hope it helps you decide on where to go! Happy travels! :-)