Why I choose to ignore solo travel advice

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’ and she is currently writing her second book in Valencia. Amy is also the co-founder of The Riff-Raff, which is a thriving community for debut authors and up and coming writers. The Riff Raff host regular meet ups and Amy, along with co-founder Rosy Edwards, also host a podcast where they pick the brains of new writers, and find out how they work, their processes and how they got published.

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Solo travel ‘advice’ for South America

In this episode, 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. You can also listen on iTunes.