Solo travel inspiration

THE 11 BEST FIRST TIME SOLO TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

THE 11 BEST FIRST TIME SOLO TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

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! :-) 

LEMNOS - DISCOVER THIS UNSPOILT GREEK ISLAND

LEMNOS - DISCOVER THIS UNSPOILT GREEK ISLAND

And once you get there, you may want to keep it a secret yourself! Lemnos is popular only with Greek tourists right now, although interest is growing in this unspoilt gem.

WHY I'M WALKING FROM ROTTERDAM TO ISTANBUL

WHY I'M WALKING FROM ROTTERDAM TO ISTANBUL

In May, Katy MacMillan-Scott embarked on the first leg of an epic walk across Europe which will eventually take her 2,500 miles from Rotterdam to Istanbul, following the footsteps of travel writer Paddy Leigh Fermor.

15 THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR FIRST TIME IN EDINBURGH

15 THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR FIRST TIME IN EDINBURGH

This magical city lies nestled between extinct volcanoes (Arthur's Seat and Castle Rock), and is compact enough to walk between the old and new town. If you arrive by train into Waverley Station, you're straight into the action. Even the lift up from the station has amazing views!

7 TOP THINGS TO DO IN NORTHUMBERLAND (INDOORS AND OUT!)

7 TOP THINGS TO DO IN NORTHUMBERLAND (INDOORS AND OUT!)

Northumberland stretches north of Newcastle upon Tyne, right up to the Scottish border. Famous for delicious fish suppers and beautiful unspoilt beaches, here are the top seven things to do, inside and out.

MEET LIZZIE. CANCER SURVIVOR + SOLO PADDLE BOARDER

MEET LIZZIE. CANCER SURVIVOR + SOLO PADDLE BOARDER

Cancer survivor Lizzie Carr, has not only recently become the first women to solo paddle board across the English Channel, but she's also tackling environmental issues by raising awareness of plastic pollution found in our water ways and oceans. 

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. 

7 TIPS FOR GUESTS TO GET THE BEST OUT OF AIRBNB

7 TIPS FOR GUESTS TO GET THE BEST OUT OF AIRBNB

Since Airbnb came along in 2008, travellers have been able to experience a much more local and authentic stay in their chosen country. I've highlighted some tips to get the best experiences and how to be a great guest (and even save some money too!).