Solo Travel

When you make that decision to go on a solo travel adventure, it can be a daunting journey to feeling confident and booking up your trip. At Get Jaunty, we know a lot about exploring on your own. Read my posts below on interrailing through Europe alone, coping with homesickness and becoming a pro at directions.

Most people would say that travelling alone is one of the best experiences you can have in life, but it’s worth taking the time to research, plan and consider it properly before committing.

A good place to start would be reading my review of two months travelling alone through Europe – read it here.

Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights
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Travelling to Marseille and Experiencing the Highlights

Travelling to Marseille, at first it appeared as nothing more than a lesser version of Nice, which I know sounds harsh. It was generally a bit grottier as the area surrounding the train station, while offering great views due to it’s height, was rough.

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Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France
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Pleasant Surprises on a Trip to Nice, France

After Monte Carlo I was ready for France and the final leg of my mainland Europe adventure before Scotland and the Fringe Festival. A trip to Nice was my first stop in France and a beautiful city… it was nice (just to get that out of the way)!

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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo
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Falling in Love: A Weekend in Monte Carlo

New life plan; become a millionaire, move to Monte Carlo and drive a sports car. On Friday afternoon I left La Spezia and arrived for my weekend in Monte Carlo just before dusk. My first glimpse was from the train tracks and I can’t totally describe how I felt. I’ve wanted to come here for so long and couldn’t wait to see it all; it was almost like waiting to meet a person, a pen pal, rather than a place. My hotel, as Monaco doesn’t do hostels, was right in the centre on a street that looked like it was…

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La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy
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La Spezia and My Last Days in Italy

After four nights in Florence, a beautiful and busy city, I arrived one afternoon in La Spezia, an Italian location I knew little about. In fact, it’s a large town with it’s own castle, theatre, shopping and port, but is used more as a place to find accommodation when visiting the Cinque Terre.

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Cinque Terre Guide: Hitting the Big Five in the National Park
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Cinque Terre Guide: Hitting the Big Five in the National Park

In La Spezia, the location of my accommodation to visit the famous five or ‘Cinque Terre’, I had my only mentally low time on the trip so far. I’d just come from Florence and my energy levels were in hiding, whilst La Spezia wasn’t exactly a grand destination. After sleeping the night, in the morning I ignored my alarms and slept in to recuperate and debated missing out on my exploring for the day, perhaps with a trip to the cinema. Yet, something in me pushed against the lack of motivation and I’m so fortunate that I managed to meet…

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