Top tips for getting the most out of travelling alone, including how to save money, stay safe and not feel lonely plus some great solo holidays to inspire you.
As people gathered by the waterfront at Terreiro do Paço watching the setting sun I found a perch on a low wall and joined them. A busker was playing a guitar, a beguiling melody drifting through the air. As the sky changed colours through shades of blues, pinks, golds and yellows, I sat there smiling to myself, feeling a sense of freedom and excitement. I’d arrived in Lisbon that afternoon and was wondering what adventures I would have over the next few days. There is something so exhilarating about visiting a new city alone.
Rome is a great city to explore whether with others or own your own. I felt perfectly safe as a woman alone in Rome. Here are my solo travel tips from my experience of travelling to Rome alone.