So long to

It certainly comes around fast. It’s now five years since I started and its annual renewal fee is due for payment once again.

I’m wondering what to do: should I renew or not renew?

Writing a solo travel blog at the moment seems like a pointless endeavour.

Travel restrictions aside, my cashflow situation and my confidence levels have meant that I’ve hardly been anywhere at all again this year.

That said, I’ve certainly ventured further than I did in 2020.

In the past few months, I’ve spent a couple of days trotting about in Humberside (when I finally achieved one of my ambitions of walking across the Humber Bridge), I had an amazing day trip to Blackpool (see my last post) and I also spent some lovely time in Halifax when I sauntered along the canal and went to see where my father grew up.

Most recently (and significantly), I’ve taken a fantastic three-day ‘expedition’ to the North East, walking point-to-point along the coast with my belongings on my back.

Every one of these teeny tiny trips was a really lovely little adventure, made all the more special because I haven’t travelled solo in three years.

But bloggable?

I’m not really sure.

My big dream of ’50 before I’m 50′ is now beyond reach and I genuinely can’t see how my travels will return.

So what are your thoughts?

Do I stick at it, making tall tales out of small-scale jaunts?

Or do I accept that the extreme travel part of my life is over, let this blog go and look ahead to putting my energy in to something new?

Published by Shauna

Hi. I'm Shauna, a 40-something solo tripster. By tripster I mean part-time traveller. is an amalgamation of plenty of personal rambling on my experiences when travelling on my own, how I feel, where I've been and what I've seen, and advice on how to go solo if you've never done it before but always wanted to try. After all, if I can do it, anyone can!

One thought on “So long to

  1. You can always come back to this, but personally I would say they something new and come back to travel writing at a later stage.


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