As a single lady, with few close friends and the majority of my wider circle of friends not living in the same city as me, I can easily become a social recluse. (And sometimes that’s exactly what I need). I’m in that ~phase at the moment. I’ve had a few days where I don’t want to see anyone and I don’t want to do anything (I’ve avoided the gym, been eating terribly, sitting in bed and watching TV. I’ve cancelled my plans for tomorrow.) But that’s ok. A few days of just complete nothingness is sometimes needed, and I wish
So you’ve decided to take the leap and become a solo traveller. Maybe you’ve decided on your adventure destination, or maybe you’re not sure where to go. Either way I have some tips and tricks to finding the best cheap flights to help you plan your solo holiday. Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you make purchases on these sites I could receive a small amount of commission. All sites references are because I truly believe they are great and use them myself! Don’t know where you’re going yet? Then I have two great tips
Being single carries added expense (You can read about this here: The Hidden Financial Costs of Being Single). Solo travel makes it even more expensive, but that shouldn’t be a barrier to your solo adventure. Here I’ve compiled my money saving travel tips. The first step is choosing your destination and finding cheap flights. I have so many tips on this that I’m dedicating a whole post to it as there so many tricks to finding cheap flights. But if you just can’t wait my top tips are using Easyjet and Jack’s Flight Club as both have great features to help
Being single can be challenging, but no-one ever talks about how financially difficult being single can be. Did you realise there was a financial cost? As a society we don’t often discuss finances. We’re great at sharing good deals and our most recent bargains, how often have you heard “I like your jumper/shoes/dress’, with the response ‘it only cost £10/15/20’? But we don’t discuss the money that matters. No-one talks about how much they earn or how much they save. No-one really talks about how much money they’re spending or what they spend it on.
I have been single my whole life. It’s just another one of those facts about me, but it also makes up a large part of my identity. Most of the time I’m content with it, but for a long time I felt like the only one whose always been single (I’ve written about my singleness here: Single Is All I Know). Then I started this blog. I’ve had so many people reach out to me telling me that they too have only ever been single, or are long term single. Many of these people were also in their 20s or
Having recently taken the dive into solo travel I’d like to help you take the plunge too! Here are my top tricks and tips to make sure you feel confident and safe when planning your solo holiday. Choosing your destination Location is key. Especially for your first adventure into solo travel. Motivate yourself. Choose a destination that you really want to visit, somewhere you’ve always dreamed of travelling to. Even if you’d never pictured yourself going there solo, you’ve still imagined yourself visiting this destination and that will help to motivate you to plan your trip there. The more you want
We so often hear encouragements telling us we can do anything we want to do if we set our minds to it or that we should ‘chase our dreams’. Well what if you don’t have any? For the last few years I have very much felt like I don’t know where I’m going. There’s no big goal or dream, I’m just taking life one day at a time. And I struggle with that lack of direction. But I keep going. Sometimes it can feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t know where they’re heading, but I’m pretty sure that’s
All the women who are independent (throw your hands up at me). Being a 90s kid I very much wanted to channel my inner Destiny’s Child and be an ‘Independent Woman’. (And yes I am now singing along to it, it’s a classic). And I think I have succeeded in that. Although I now worry that I am too independent that I actually struggle to allow people into my life… When you’re permanently single, you absolutely have to learn to be self sufficient and to become independent. Leaving home for University was the first time I had to be truly
In creating this blog and interacting with other singles I have identified two significant groups of single people. Those who have several other single friends to share the journey with, and those who are much more alone. I would definitely place myself in the second category.
Over the last few years I have pushed myself to be braver and do more things. One of them has been travelling. This is my story of going from travelling for the very first time aged 23 to becoming a solo traveller by the age of 26. Here are my adventures in solo travel as a single girl.