9 Things That Will Happen During Your Solo Travels

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I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas!! I just love this time of year, and because I’m super organised, I already have all of my Christmas gifts sorted. Even one’s for charity! Yep, that’s me, completely done. I tend to buy things throughout the year when something catches my eye, leaving only a few bits and pieces to purchase November/December time. It just makes the whole gift buying process completely stress free. Well, apart from the wrapping part. I’m not the best gift wrapper around, so I may just cheat this year and buy a bulk load of gift bags. What does everyone’s shopping look like? You highly organised like me, or a last minute shopper?

Ok, so completely unrelated to Christmas and the reason we’re all here (I know I know, Christmas chat is way more fun), I wanted to share with you some situations you’re bound to encounter at one point or another during your solo travels and how to deal with them. Because although travelling solo gives you an incredible sense of accomplishment and self fulfilment, reality is, it’s also a lot of hard work and more often than you’d like, you find yourself in uncomfortable situations.

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The Art Of Dining Solo

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Hey all, hope your weekend has been a fabulous one! I just had the most incredible spinach and ricotta ravioli at this little Italian place, mmmmmm delizioso. During my meal, I was talking to my friend and we got onto the topic of dining alone. As a solo traveller and someone who is quite comfortable doing things alone, I was telling her how easy it is, and after giving her some tips, I thought I would share with you all, my top five steps for feeling more at ease when dining solo.

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27 Things You’ll Relate To If You’re An Aussie Living In London

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Okay, I did it. I said I never would, but here I am two years in, officially having joined the thousand other Aussie’s living in London. And when I say officially, I mean literally. I’m living in Wandsworth which unbeknownst to me prior to signing my rental lease, is where all the Aussies in London are. Well, here and Clapham to be exact. 

If you’re reading this and have taken that long ass flight back home, then props to you for appearing roughly human after twenty plus hours in the air filled with bad food and screaming babies. Unless of course, you were in business or first class. Then, can we be friends? 

However, if you’re like me and still living in the land where a week of 23 degrees is considered a heat wave and your taste buds are craving a good cup of coffee, then I’m sure you can relate to the below.

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Salzburg In Autumn

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Hey everyone! Firstly, apologies for this post being so delayed. For some reason I’ve been doing everything BUT making time to write it. But here I am, and I’m super excited to share my amazing trip with you all. From exploring the old town and making apple strudel, to visiting the Sound of Music filming locations, Salzburg was one visual treat after another. My camera was practically glued to my hand the entire trip, so for this post, I’ve decided to do more of a photo diary.

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31 Lessons, From 31 Years

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Wow, is it that time of year already? As Christmas decorations slowly trickle onto store shelves and advertisements for New Year’s begin to flood my inbox, its clear that the years end is fast approaching. It’s usually around this time each year, when a sudden jolt of panic arrises and endless questions flow through my mind. What have I achieved this year? Is there still time to tick items off my bucket list? Etc.,etc.

As with every year, there have been various ups and downs, but as I return from my trip to Santorini, having watched the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen from my private balcony, I can say with confidence that the ups far outweigh the downs. 

Taking the time to reflect on my achievements, my goals, my dreams, lessons learned and what sets my soul on fire, is what helps me enter another year of my life with a clear mindset and an open heart. So here’s 31 lessons from 31 years of living.

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