As the cold winter sets in Down Under, it is time to find new ways to keep warm. I love the warm weather and last year I was fortunate to escape to a European summer. However, that is not always possible every year.
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Who needs therapy when you have travel? Does sitting in front of a counsellor or therapist make you more stressed and anxious? Do you really need therapy for everything? Society tells us that if we have trouble coping with a situation then talking to a professional will help. Okay, in some cases it can make people feel better to unload. But what if you are in the small percentage of people which counselling is not going to assist? Continue reading “Travel as Therapy”
Instead of the Easter bunny, this year I went in search of an Easter Quokka. Okay, there is no such thing as an Easter Quokka, but there are Quokkas roaming free and wild on Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia.
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If you have a few solo travel experiences to other destinations under your belt, you can navigate the complexities and craziness of Japan. Of all the countries I have visited, Japan would have to be the only place where it would not be recommended for someone who was travelling solo for the first time. Continue reading “Three Survival Tips for Japan”
While in Japan I had the opportunity to sleep in a traditional Monastery run by Buddhist monks. Although you sleep on a futon on a tatami mat, it is actually extremely comfortable.
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Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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More and more women are choosing to go it alone and explore the world. Twice as many more than men. So it is interesting to note that the first woman to travel solo was a pilgrim named Egeria in 381AD. She woke up in her Galicia home and made a decision to make the journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land. However, she ended up walking half the world alone. It was the start of an inspiring line of women who made the choice to go it alone. Continue reading “A History of Solo Women’s Travel”