“You’re going on your own?! You’re so brave…..” This was the general response from friends when I told them of my travel plans in retirement. Family naturally took it in their stride. We had all travelled extensively as young children, living in both North Africa and India due to my…

Part 1 Orientation & Ruin Bars

In July 2014, having split up with my partner of eleven years, I took my first solo trip abroad without the safety net of meeting up with friends or family. It was a holiday, rather than ‘travelling’, but my aim was to find out if I enjoyed doing this completely…

Kate Harrison

Retired sixty-something solo traveller. Avid reader. Music lover

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