Chins up, passport out

So right this very minute I should be sitting on a plane to New York with my (now ex) boyfriend.

Instead I’m shuffling around the house in my pyjamas and a pair of dirty socks with just the cat and a bottle of prosecco for company.

It was Henry David Thoreau who said, “The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

It’s an oft-used quote in the solo traveller community.  And for good reason.Continue reading “Chins up, passport out”


How to score cheap solo travel

I’ve had more than a *few* emails arrive in my inbox today about so-called Black Friday travel bargains to be had.  But, from what I could see, not a single one of them was offering me a saving of any kind.

The truth of the matter is that the cost of travelling solo can really add up.  However, with a little nifty know-how, and some boxing clever at booking, going it alone doesn’t have to mean a second mortgage.

So here are my top tips for getting the trip you want at a price that’s right.Continue reading “How to score cheap solo travel”

Well, hello again!

img_7763I honestly didn’t expect to be back this soon!
The-(as it turns out)-Not-So-Lovely Mr Long and I split up a few weeks ago.  It’s taken me a while to get around to admitting this to my friends and family.  Partly because I needed time to accept that what I considered my happiest relationship to date had gone south very quickly indeed.  But also because I didn’t feel like facing lots of awkward questions that I didn’t know the answers to.

Continue reading “Well, hello again!”