I’ve been travelling independently for decades, and have always known the pleasure of time by myself in a strange new place.

This means I’ve been called brave by co-workers, family and friends – and even complete strangers.

The truth is that I’m not especially brave.

I’m well-researched, well-prepared, and ready to embrace the unknown.

My hope is that this blog will encourage you to step out of your comfort zone a little and discover the joys of independent travel, free from the restrictions of tour groups and excursions.