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.

My Five Best Interrailing Tips

My Five Best Interrailing Tips

I’ve not been on an interrail journey before. I only know one person whose been interrailing and they’re currently cycling through Europe and I’m leaving them to it. So, as I’ve been buying, trial packing, booking and organising myself to set-off, I’ve obviously been thinking about what it’s going to be like to actually go, to actually be on my own in Europe.

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Fit for Travel: Injections Time!

Fit for Travel: Injections Time!

On Friday I went to the nurse to get my travel injections. As I was only going to Europe I didn’t expect there’d be too much of a kerfuffle about getting fit for travel, but after a 50 minute meeting at my local surgery, I was enlightened.

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Using My Fitbit App Abroad

Using My Fitbit App Abroad

About six weeks ago I invested in a fitbit tracker to monitor my steps in a normal working week. It started off pretty low, I was doing 3k a day but I’ve upped it to 6k by taking the train into work rather than the car, as it involves a fast walk to and from the train station. I guess this little change could be labelled under ‘preparation’ for my travels. The main thing I’ve noticed since tracking is that I always fall short of the recommended daily 10k steps,  unless I go to London or Brighton. Boo! So I…

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My Top Places to See in Europe

My Top Places to See in Europe

Mainland Europe might be right next door but I feel there’s always somewhere new to explore, especially as I’m trying to squeeze in as much as I can. As I said, I’ve cut Finland from my route for being too far out, and I put Spain and Portugal in the cold as I’ve done them a lot before and don’t feel the need to go back just yet. In the evenings when I review my route, which is every evening now until I go, a few places shout at me from my list as particularly special.

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My Interrail: A Route through Europe

My Interrail: A Route through Europe

*Updated 2018. When I left University my plan was to go interrailing with a couple of friends but the trip didn’t materialise, which was definitely a good thing for my wallet. It also allowed me to get into a pretty good career path where three years on I’m confident enough to take a summer off exploring.

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