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!
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.
In 2008, Rhiannon Downie-Hurst was at a low point in her young life. She had lost a lucrative job in ad sales, split up with her long-term partner and was heartbroken, living in a tiny bedsit in North West London. Today, she lives in The UAE, and is the founder of award winning website brideclubme.com. This is her incredible expat story.
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.