Tip 2: Solo Godsends

Once you’ve made it to your destination, there are heaps of alternatives to help you explore your destination by yourself.  I’ve listed a few here that helped me, but let me know if you have any more! Breakfast Sometimes the hardest part is starting the day, and by that I mean eating breakfast.  Not only…

Tip 1: Make it Easy on Yourself

Like the words from the Burt Bacharach song, make it easy on yourself. If your first solo trip is churning up your insides like there’s no tomorrow, there’s no reason you can’t do this without some training wheels (metaphorically speaking of course!). The first thing to remember is that not everyone travels the same way…

Going it Alone

As I sit on my rooftop balcony overlooking the Melbourne city skyline (not a cloud in sight), planning the details of my next overseas holiday, I find myself reflecting. Where is the girl who never wanted to leave the comfort of her home in Australia to travel? Where is the girl who sat crying on…

Where It All Began

I never wanted to travel because ‘different’ terrified me: different food, different people, different customs. Somehow I said ‘yes’ to a trip to China with a friend of my sister. When I arrived in Beijing, I understood just how much I took the English language for granted. In seconds, a carefully planned trip to the…