Amy Baker is a writer and broadcaster. She is the author of the hugely popular ‘Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America.’ Amy shares some of the warnings she received before embarking on her 6 month solo trip to South America, such as ‘You’re 100% going to die!’ And ‘Beware of men with wooden jewellery’ and why she chose to ignore them. Amy also shares her (somewhat more useful!) advice on solo travel, and why we should ignore the naysayers.
One of the most common questions I am asked, is “Will I be safe travelling alone?”. This was definitely one of my concerns too, before I ever set out on my own alone, aged 23. But with a bit of research, and packing the right kit, you’ll be absolutely fine. You can minimise risks and take steps to protect yourself, so all you have to do, is relax and enjoy yourself!
A few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be a guest on The Postcard Academy. Sarah Mikutel and I are now podcast buddies (and, as it happens we are North London neighbours!). So I was so pleased when Sarah agreed to come on to my podcast.
A few weeks ago, I went to Lisbon, to try out co-living and co-working space Outsite. While I was there, I was curious to talk to digital nomads who were staying there, and to find out about the realities of working and living on the road long term.
I've been travelling on and off for 16 years, mixing up my travel writing with freelance design work. Way back in 2002 (when I took my first ever trip to South-East Asia), there was no such thing as a co-living space for digital nomads, or at least not that I'm aware of. Fast-forward to 2018 and the question I find myself asking now, is why wouldn't you want a more flexible work/life balance?
Anna Hart is one of my favourite travel writers. She has over ten years experience writing for The Guardian, GQ, Grazia, The Telegraph, Sunday Times Travel and Conde Nast Traveller. She is also the contributing travel editor of Stylist Magazine. This episode was recorded a few months ago in sunny Margate, but I just had to create a podcast episode as Anna has such wit and wisdom when it comes to solo travel.