I’m a writer, and the current keeper of the keys to a Grade II Listed lodge house in Staffordshire Moorlands.
More years ago than I care to remember, I found myself happily single. It took a little getting used to. But gradually I realised there was a whole way of living that didn’t involve compromise. From what to watch on the TV to where to spend my free time.
I was in charge. Me. Master of my own destiny.
So I decided to put my big girl’s pants on and embrace everything the single life had to offer – and that included solo travel.
My first solo trip
I dipped my toe in the water with a trip to Singapore, staying at a friend’s apartment before booking a five-day adventure to a tiny Malaysian island prior the return flight home. Since then, I’ve explored Cuba, cycled across Quebec, stayed on an island off Venezuela, and embarked on a Northern Lights Cruise to the Arctic Circle. Not to mention clocking up some incredible city breaks everywhere from Chicago to Paris .
I suppose you could say I found my adventurous side. Travelling solo can be extremely liberating. It also offers a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas and places from your own perspective, not through the interests or desires of a significant other. And that can be extremely fulfilling.
Of course, it takes a little courage. Booking that first trip can feel overwhelming until you realise that there are hundreds of other single people embarking on the same solo journey as you. So I decided to start >>Go-Solo. I hope that by sharing my experiences, I can encourage anyone who longs to go solo to take that first step – and encourage well-seasoned solo travellers to broaden their horizons too.
Once have that first adventure under your belt, I know there’ll be no stopping you.
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