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.

What to do in Florence: Food, Views and Art History

What to do in Florence: Food, Views and Art History

My third stop in Italy after Venice and Rome, I had high hopes for Florence. I’d been here once before as part of a cruise, but all I remember is seeing the copy of the Statue of David and it being a mega 42C! So, it was as if completely new as I found my way to the hotel on the first day before Will arrived. After meeting at the airport, the day was pretty much complete so my take on what to do in Florence comes from the three remaining days, which were enough to see the best of…

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Visiting Rome: Colosseum, Vatican and Everything Inbetween

Visiting Rome: Colosseum, Vatican and Everything Inbetween

I was so excited after checking in after my train from Venice that I immediately wanted to get something done in Rome, so walked the twenty minutes or so from the hostel, down a main street and park (dodgy, not again Google Maps) to the Colosseum. I just had to see it as fast as I could, being this close.

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Exploring Venice and Fun on the Boats

Exploring Venice and Fun on the Boats

Venice has always been a dream destination and to finally arrive was slightly surreal. After a stop off at Vallach in Austria en route from Lake Bled, I was ready to be amazed. At first, it felt like I was recalling ‘spoilers’ I’d seen on Google images rather than being there, apart from when I was traipsing my luggage up bridges with steps.

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A Day Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia

A Day Visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia

My guest house in Ljubljana was just what I needed and after racing to check-in by the deadline, I got comfortable and wrote up Zagreb, the disappointing city that was never going to be good. The next morning after the included breakfast, I stored my bag at the hotel and explored the city centre.

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An Afternoon Exploring Zagreb

An Afternoon Exploring Zagreb

Zagreb was a destination I was actively avoiding on this trip as it felt like quite a bland place that was more of a travel hub, not a place worth visiting over passing through. My opinion today isn’t much different after visiting, not helped by the cold and rain that cast a gloomy mood over the Croatian capital.

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