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.

A Personal Walking Tour of Copenhagen

A Personal Walking Tour of Copenhagen

After having a moderate lie-in after the nightmare journey to Copenhagen from Gothenburg (I won’t go into too much detail, but I will never ever visit Malmo ever again in my entire life), it was time to embrace the sunshine. The first stop of the day was to grab a hot dog for breakfast outside the city hall. Passing a couple of other hot dog stands around Tivoli Gardens, we were very selective and didn’t want to panic buy.

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24 Hours Visiting Gothenburg

24 Hours Visiting Gothenburg

Arriving in the evening from Oslo, I met my good friend Sven (we studied together in Canada back in 2009) at the station, who welcomed me to his home country with a beer and a selection of traditional Swedish sweets – thanks Sven! We took the chance to check out the bar at the Clarion Hotel Post, housed in the old, giant and refurbished post office. Sweden was getting off to a good start.

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Last Day in the UK: Setting Off

Last Day in the UK: Setting Off

As I sit here now during the heatwave bracing the UK, I’m enjoying putting my feet up for the final time this summer, at least at home. Last days in the UK The last couple of weeks have been a blur of goodbyes, birthday wishes (25 again) packing, sorting and ensuring I’ve done everything I need to before setting off; this includes making sure what I leave behind is well organised for when I get back. Perhaps I shouldn’t be thinking about coming back but I’m intent on returning to normality as smoothly as possible on my return.

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What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

What to Pack: Interrail Packing List

*Updated 2018. Back in 2015 I quit my job, said goodbye to my family and friends and sorted out my definitive interrail packing list. This was all in preparation for two months interrailing across Europe as a single female traveller. This packing list is based on my own experiences and I can honestly say it worked for me when I was both planning my trip and whilst I was travelling.

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European Interrail: Why Take the Train?

European Interrail: Why Take the Train?

For my trip I spent a short amount of time considering my options before deciding to travel by train through Europe. At one point, I was looking at the possibility of Trek America but have shelved this for another time. Now that I’ve got everything booked and can relax a little, I’ve unpacked my decision to choose interrail. A famous film quote comes to mind from Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, as Roger says to Eve on an overnight train ride, “Sure beats flying, doesn’t it?”

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