So far, Dave Cornthwaite has completed 14 out of 25 unique 1000 mile journeys, all on non-motorised transport. Dave's ethos in life is to 'Say yes more’, and in this episode we learn how we can all have more adventures.
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.
Emma Littlewood has spent the past 9 months travelling India, Nepal, Myanmar, South East Asia and Australia with plans to continue into Japan, Mongolia and Bangladesh. On the subject of Myanmar, she says ‘Each time I was asked, I couldn’t wait to tell people how utterly magical this country is and how it became one of my favourite places on earth.’ This is her story.
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.
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! :-)