Travelling solo

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10 of the best group trips for solo travellers
From wild camping in the Sahara and the Lakes to culinary adventures and tours of Europe, these holidays are also a fun way to meet new people

Joanna Booth

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘It’s all about stepping out of your comfort zone’: 10 tips for solo travellers
Travelling alone needn’t mean feeling lonely and left out: hostels, guided walks and foodie tours are great ways to both explore and meet new people

Phoebe Taplin

28, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Go less frequently, stay longer: how I learned to embrace slow travel
The antithesis of whistle-stop world tours, single-destination holidays offer sustenance and sustainability

Elizabeth Quinn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:12 AM

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From the most locked down city in the world to Europe for 13 days – why did I need an excuse? | Jade Raykovski
Two very different attitudes to travel have emerged post-pandemic. And I know which camp I fall into

Jade Raykovski

03, Nov, 2022 @1:41 AM

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Grey gap year: the over-60s with a taste for travel on a budget
Boomers are eschewing the traditional cruise holiday in favour of exploring the world with a backpack or in a camper van

Rachel Hall

16, Oct, 2022 @4:28 PM

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‘I was dog-tired but exhilarated’: hiking the UK’s Coast to Coast route
A solo hike on the celebrated 192-mile route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay gave our writer solace after the death of her mother

Emma Lunn

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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