Solo Travel

How to make friends as a solo traveller
Travelling alone can seem like a scary thing to do, but the reality is that so many people do travel alone and are looking for travel companions just like yourself. Here are my tips for making friends as a solo traveller. How to make friends as a solo traveller 1. Always stay in hostels You simply can’t beat the social aspect of staying in a hostel. Don’t just take my word for it, ask any solo traveller and they’ll say the same thing. If you don’t like the idea of sharing a room with 9 other people, don’t worry, you can get a private room for a little bit more $$. You will still meet people around the hostel, in the bar, on the free tours or at the free breakfast. 2. Go on hostel activities I love the tours that hostel puts on, in fact I use to be an activity coordinator at a hostel and led many tours myself. Tours are a great way to explore a new city with a knowledgeable and friendly guide and make friends along the way. 3. Hang out in hostel bars Perhaps the easiest way to make new friends while travelling in […]

10 Tips on How to Make Friends as a Solo ...

The Best of Mexico
Travelling alone is my favourite way to travel. My first overseas trip was solo and ever since then I have loved setting off on solo adventures around the world. Travelling alone has changed my life and it will change yours too. Here are 52 reasons why you should travel alone: You get to do what you want, when you want You don’t have to wait for anyone else to wake up and get ready You can eat anywhere you want You will find your true passion because the decisions you make will be your own The places you go and adventures you take will be the ones you want to do You will make more friends travelling alone You will come across more opportunities to join in on other peoples adventures You are more spontaneous You get better at talking to people You learn to put yourself out there You will find that you are never truly alone – there are other solo travellers everywhere You will become more self aware Travelling alone teaches you independence You will become a confident decision maker You will overcome your fears and do things you never imagined possible You will learn to love […]

52 Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

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If you want to see more with less money, a working holiday is the way to go. My first two overseas trips were working holidays in Canada. During both of my working Holidays in Canada, I based myself in Lake Louise and travelled around the US, Mexico and South and Central America. I generally worked three months then travelled one, however you can do a working holiday in a number of ways. There are so many benefits of a working holiday, which I have highlighted below.   The Benefits of a Working Holiday As soon as you start working, you don’t need to spend your savings Both times I did a working holiday, I had a job organised before I arrived in the country. This meant I would fly in, spend a week exploring then head to my new town and start work. As soon as the money starts rolling in, you don’t need to spend your savings. You can live off your earnings and even save more money for travel. Fully immerse yourself into another country, culture and way of life Your experience in another country will be 100% different if you go on a three week holiday compared to […]

Benefits of a Working Holiday

I truly believe that EVERYONE should travel in their 20’s, as far and as wide as possible (well, as you can possibly afford). Your 20’s are the time to go, read on to discover why 1. In your twenties, you have less responsibilities and commitments. Go before you get that boring desk job, children, pets, a partner or a mortgage.   2. Saving in your twenties is easier. Living at home while you save for your adventure around the world is totally acceptable in your twenties, not so much when you are 35.   3. The younger you are, the more time you have. Imagine if you went to Canada and fell in love, deciding to get a visa to live and work there, only to later discover you can’t get a visa after the age of 32 (at least not with ease). Going when you’re young allows you time to stay longer and if you choose, you can go from country to country on a working holiday visa, you have time.   4. You can do it cheaper in your twenties. Get a bed in a hostel for a fraction of the price of a hotel. Meet new friends and […]

EVERYONE should travel in their 20’s – this is why

NYC taxi driver a travellers footsteps New york travel blog
Travelling alone can certainly have it’s ups and downs. The majority of my overseas trips have been solo, which has taught me so much about myself. Travelling alone is something I think everyone should do at least once in their life. You may be scared at first, but I promise you wont regret it. Below are 10 facts about solo travel. You will meet more people As you will be alone and have no one to talk to, you will end up meeting more people than you would if you were travelling with a friend. Solo travel taught me to be able to talk to almost anyone, and introduced me to some of my best friends. Sooo many people travel alone, and everyone is in the same position. Don’t fear being alone when travelling, embrace it, and engage with other travellers around you. The photo above was taken in Miami. I travelled to Miami alone and within hours met Claudia who I instantly because friends with.  You are in complete control The most liberating part of travelling alone is your ability to do absolutely anything you want whenever you want. You get to decide if you will wake up early or sleep […]

10 Facts About Solo Travel

Social hostels
I find that the more I stay at hostels, the more I love them! There are so many reasons why staying at hostels is so great,  here are my top 5 things to love about hostels. Meeting new people The best thing about staying in hostels is meeting new people. The thought of sharing a room with complete strangers may be terrifying to first time Hostel goers! However as any Hostel regular will divulge it is one of the best ways to meet new people. Hostels are a hub for likeminded backpackers with a passion for travel and new experiences.  Everyone has different perspectives of what to do in the area and your new roommates might be the key to your next great adventure. I have met some of my best friends in hostels and hope to meet more in the future. If you don’t want to share a room, you can always opt for a private room. You will still meet lots of new and exciting people, but you will have privacy when you need it. Location and Price If you are travelling around the world, trying to make the most out your money, staying in a hostel is […]

5 things to love about hostels