Real stories

WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE ON A SURF & YOGA RETREAT?

WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE ON A SURF & YOGA RETREAT?

I surveyed the patio where in a few hours I would be practicing yoga, feeling a little intimidated. I mostly used yoga for a good stretch after a bike ride or to get ready for a surf trip. Hopefully I would be able to keep up with the pace of the retreat’s classes, intended for true fanatics. 

WHY I'M SOLO HIKING 1400KM THROUGH SWEDEN

WHY I'M SOLO HIKING 1400KM THROUGH SWEDEN

Anna Gustafsson currently lives a 9 to 5 life as an engineer in Stockholm. The last time she took a break from daily life, she went to Rome for three months to learn Italian. And being based in Stockholm for the past three years, she has taken the opportunity to explore her homeland and has traveled north in both Sweden and Norway several times. 

HOW TO OVERCOME SOLO TRAVEL ANXIETY

HOW TO OVERCOME SOLO TRAVEL ANXIETY

Hannah Stuart-Leach has embarked on many one-woman wanders. Her favourites include a two- week beach holiday in Sri Lanka, which turned into an unforgettable five-month adventure, and a 400 mile solo hike through England, Scotland and Wales. She still gets nervous every time. 

INTERVIEW WITH DAVE CORNTHWAITE

INTERVIEW WITH DAVE CORNTHWAITE

In 2005, Dave Cornthwaite quit his job as a graphic designer and has not looked back since. So far, he has completed 12 out of 25 unique 1000 mile journeys, all on non-motorised transport.

SOLO TRAVEL - WHY IT'S OK TO BE SELFISH

SOLO TRAVEL - WHY IT'S OK TO BE SELFISH

With my two year old daughter spending a few days with her grandparents, and a couple of days holiday booked in my diary, I suddenly found myself with a brief window to get away all by myself.

I haven’t travelled solo since I was pregnant (and crammed in a series of short trips before my baby arrived and sleep disappeared). And travelling alone is my ‘thing’.