About

I love to travel solo. This wasn’t always the case. I was married for almost 20 years and my ex and I took the most fabulous trips to far flung places. When I found myself unexpectedly divorced 9 years ago I decided that if I wanted to have the kinds of holidays that I enjoyed I would have to take a leap of faith and travel solo. As a women it can definitely be a bit tricky to get the best out of the experience, and certainly a little unnerving if you are at a ‘certain age’ when considering it for the first time. Everything from choosing where to go, where to stay, where to eat, how to best see the sights, through to avoiding being the single person that the boring couple takes pity on and insists on including in all their meals! I don’t want to backpack or share a room and I don’t want to be herded around in a group following a strict, inflexible itinerary, but I do want to be safe and have some fun.  I remember how scary it felt and how nervous I was when I took my first solo trip, but it ended up being the most fabulous experience, etched in my memory for ever more (which is good because I dropped my camera overboard as I took a ferry to a remote dive island losing my camera and all my wonderful photos)  and from then on I was hooked!

Follow my blog and read my updates as I share my tips, tricks, and anecdotes on how to get the best out of travelling solo. 

If you’d like to know a bit more about me you can check out http://www.deborahives.com

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