So your exciting trip is looming, you’ve got your passport, tickets and guidebooks and there’s only one thing left to do - pack! Why do we always dread packing!? Fear not, I’ve rounded up some of the best essential packing tips and tricks from those in the know.
Emily Luxton is a full time travel writer and blogger. Originally from Weymouth, on the South coast of England, Emily has been writing for 7 years, and her focus is all about deeper travel and how we can all have more immersive experiences, rather than passing through, ticking the big sights off the list!
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!
Hi everyone! This is just a short and sweet post about the launch of my new podcast over on iTunes! The first episode is an interview with the wonderful Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, Wanderlust magazine’s resident medic. We discuss how to avoid getting Delhi belly, what to do if you have an accident or are taken ill when you’re travelling and what essential medical kit we should all take with us on each trip.
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! :-)