What do you think of when you visualise San Francisco? Quite possibly the burning orange hues of the Golden Gate Bridge spring to the fore. Maybe it's rows of multicoloured Victorian houses or cable cars whizzing up and down hilly inclines. How about the notorious Alcatraz Island emerging from the fog that famously blankets the … Continue reading California solo dreaming part II – San Francisco for one
One year sure does go by quickly doesn’t it. Last September I started this blog having itched to combine two of my true passions; travel and writing. The thought of sharing my words with friends, family, peers and strangers was daunting, but since my first post I’ve not once felt that way again. Without knowing … Continue reading #Blogiversary
If I were to ever find myself in a scenario where I had to convert to another nationality, it would probably be Swedish. I think I would fit in well with the Swedes; they love great coffee, enjoy spending time outdoors and their style is impeccably simple and trendy, some of the small things in … Continue reading Gothenburg for one
“I’m certain of one thing – there will always be travel.” Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet guides*. When I book a new trip, the first thing I do is source a travel guide for my destination and by today’s screen-dependent standards you could say I’m a little old-fashioned – having a hard copy guide … Continue reading The Art of the Travel Guide
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