Home. What a powerful word that is. For most of us it’s that place. The place we form a deep attachment to. Sometimes it’s not the place we thought we’d find ourselves, nor the place we’ll stay forever. London — the city that can in an instant push your basic human resolve to the limit, while in another … Continue reading Have you heard of Donegal?
You’ll no doubt by now be well versed with the popular words that have become synonymous with this year of 2016 — post-truth, Brexit, hygge, or perhaps even coulrophobia (the extreme or irrational fear of clowns which spiked after the unnerving ‘creepy clown craze’) to name but a few. But the word I have decided … Continue reading Stockholm for one
"Just for one?" It was the question that used to ignite a sudden wave of self-consciousness and borderline mortification every time I entered a restaurant doorway, greeted by a host inquiring as to how many were in my party; their gaze not too subtly drifting past me in search of a companion. "Yep, just one" was my sheepish reply, my unease evident … Continue reading Table for one
Train journeys. There’s something quite special about them don’t you think? If though, the idea of a train journey has you instantly imagining your morning or evening commute, well that’s not quite the one I mean. Imagine instead that other train journey. The one where your final destination is somewhere quite special, quite unique — somewhere new, … Continue reading Paris for one
Travelled? Sure. Travelled Solo? Maybe not. My solo debut? Navigating from Donegal to Bangkok almost a decade ago for a year as the foreigner disguised as an English teacher. “Gosh aren’t you great” they would say before I left. “But do you know anyone out there?” they would ask. Confidently, naively, I always replied, “No…but … Continue reading Learning the art of travelling solo
The heart of Vienna oozes old-world charm and style, epitomising everything about the city famed not only for its historical love affair with music (Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert all had roots here) but also its elegant coffeehouse culture, grand Imperial palaces, world-class museums, breathtaking architecture and its famous culinary specialty - the wiener schnitzel. And … Continue reading Vienna for one
I'm honoured to be featured on sheerluxe.com today with my practical advice for travelling solo. Check out the full article here http://sheerluxe.com/2016/09/29/art-travelling-solo Enjoy!
Welcome to my very first blog post for The Art of Travelling Solo! Travel has always held a very unique place in my heart. I simply love it. The excitement I feel when venturing somewhere new is one of my favourite moments in life. As it turns out, a lot of those ventures so far have been as … Continue reading And so to begin