Travelling solo

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Joy ride: a 1,000 mile horseback trip through western Ireland | Hilary Bradt
The guidebook publisher’s dream of a solo horseback trip came true, but proved a greater challenge – and more exhilarating – than she’d thought possible

Hilary Bradt

12, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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I busked to Norway’s midnight sun with a cello and a broken heart | Catrina Davies
Taking a trip in my old yellow van, I tapped into a superpower I didn’t know I had – and found a freedom I never knew existed

Catrina Davies

09, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Why I’m running 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain solo
It has taken four winters so far, but wild beauty, nature and the kindness of strangers en route make this slow journey more than worthwhile

Frances Mills

30, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Walking around Menorca: my lockdown project is never staying still
Having ‘washed up’ on the island due to travel restrictions, our writer finds joy in hiking the Camí de Cavalls coastal trail and swimming in secluded coves

Laura Coffey

21, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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My great British canal adventure: exploring by kayak in lockdown
Throwing a kayak on Britain’s historic inland waterways offers town dwellers instant access to freedom, tranquility and wildlife

David Gange

21, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I cultivated a joy in little things ’ - coping with isolation in the wild
From living on an island with a population of two in the Falklands to a cabin in Alaska 300 miles from the nearest road, five writers tell us about the routines and strategies they developed to deal with loneliness

04, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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‘I live alone at sea. Here's how to be happy in isolation’
Our lives have changed radically but we can adapt, says a former Guardian journalist who has lived alone on a boat for three years – and learned to love it

Susan Smillie

04, Apr, 2020 @9:00 AM

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How coronavirus stopped a 23,000km American odyssey
Martín Echegaray Davies was about to cross into Canada when Covid-19 stopped him in his tracks

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires

24, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Into the past, and the woods, on a car-free break in Cheshire
Chester’s Roman treasures are just part of a trip (by rail, boat and on foot) exploring the area’s industrial heritage and natural beauty

Phoebe Taplin

16, Oct, 2019 @5:30 AM

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'Don’t dwell on what you can’t do': travelling with disabilities
Disability hasn’t stopped these travellers from seeing the world. They talk about their experiences and offer tips on taking trips – and how the travel industry needs to change

Interviews by Antonia Wilson

27, Mar, 2019 @6:30 AM

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10 of the best new group trips for women
We celebrate International Women’s Day by picking some of the best new women-only adventures from Scotland to Mongolia

Chelsea Bengier and Isabel Choat

08, Mar, 2019 @3:03 PM

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Solo travel for women is about freedom, in every sense of the word
Solo travel is on the rise, especially among women, but Rosita Boland has always found it the most adventurous and rewarding way to see the world

Rosita Boland

08, Mar, 2019 @6:30 AM

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