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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide To Boston

Last summer I started my solo travel adventure around the East Coast USA in Boston. After getting through customs at the airport and making my way to my hostel (which was pretty easy thanks to a simple shuttle bus to the metro) I was pretty ready to sleep. I had a little walk around the area to see what was nearby and then got a good night’s sleep ready for a full day of exploring- I was only here for a few days. So how did I spend my days? History There is a lot of history in Boston. In the UK

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The importance of making plans when you’re single (and sometimes cancelling them)

The importance of making plans when you’re single (and sometimes cancelling them)

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

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Finding direction, even if it’s not the right one.

Finding direction, even if it’s not the right one.

I recently wrote a post about my goals for 2019. It pretty much ended up being a ‘what am I going to do with my life?’ sort of post. I’m very much still questioning this. One thing I question regularly is my career. I only ever wanted to be a teacher, and once I reached that point (having completed my NQT year and an MAEd) I felt a bit lost. What do I do now I’ve reached that goal? I decided to make the most of a major job perk; the holidays. Since then I’ve done a lot more travelling

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New Year, Same Me, More Ambitions…. Maybe?

New Year, Same Me, More Ambitions…. Maybe?

January January brings with it an abundance of fads and phases, of new mantras and challenges, shouts of ‘new year, new me’ that 2019 will ‘be my year’, the year of changes. There’s even the ’10 year challenge’ and puberty comparisons doing the rounds with various social media flooded with photos of then and now. I understand that a new year seems like a fresh start and so the time to make changes and a time for reflection. For a lot of people that comes in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. Although seeing as most people break these ‘resolutions’

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Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York is the magic we’ve all heard of. And I was fortunate enough to experience it. New York always seemed like an incredible place to visit, but I’d never really thought much about going at Christmas time. That was, until I heard someone talking about visiting at Christmas, and a lightbulb switched on. Christmas films I love are set in New York– Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone 2! It’s an iconic place to be. I wanted to see snow in Central Park, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and see the Ball Drop in Times

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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Finding Cheap Flights

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Finding Cheap Flights

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

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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Philadelphia

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Philadelphia

This summer I visited Philadelphia for the first time. I was only there for a short time but I packed a lot into my visit. Here are my Philadelphia Top Sights: The Historic Side Being from the UK, my knowledge of American History is pretty poor. But I still had a ague understanding of the significance of the Independence Hall and Liberty Bell, both of which can be found in Philadelphia. Although I liked seeing these things and learnt a lot, they were probably the least exciting part of my visit! However, they are free so if you have the

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Money Matters- so here’s how to save more of it

Money Matters- so here’s how to save more of it

Who doesn’t want to save money easily? With Christmas just around the corner and after recently talking about the hidden costs of being single (You can read about that here: The Hidden Financial Costs of Being Single) I thought it would be helpful to give you my top tips for saving money. Why am I qualified to talk about this? I am a savvy shopper who is always looking for a way to save money and it actually frustrates me when people pay more than they should for things. I don’t want this to happen to you, so I’m here

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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Keeping Travel Cheap

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Keeping Travel Cheap

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

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Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Chicago

Solo Travel: A Single Girl’s Guide to Chicago

My Top 5 things to see and do in Chicago. I recently visited Chicago for the first time. It was somewhere I had wanted to go for awhile, without really knowing anything about the place. I just knew that people loved it, and so did I. I was only there for a few days so had to carefully pick what I wanted to do and see, but I think I chose well. Here are my highlights and suggestions for your trip to Chicago.