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wanting to travel solo but what to do??

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wanting to travel solo but what to do??

Hi there, this may sound strange but I have a couple of free weeks, not much but I want to go away try solo travel for the first time. Im used to travelling around mostly in Europe, been hitch hiking etc. But never alone.

So anyway...im used to going around cities mainly. I want to try something new, see some amazing views, I enjoy photography and would like to go canoeing or climbing, hiking etc. Just try some new things.

So my question is...where do I start with something like this? Country wise im not sure but also when travelling around is it best to plan in advance if im wanting to go offtbe beaten track a bit?


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1. Re: wanting to travel solo but what to do??

Why not start with Scotland? An amazing place for big skies, mountains, coast and wildlife. Even the Northern Lights. There's all the islands, some small and quiet, some miles out.

Exmoor has all you suggest and coasteering.

r c
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its amazing how many people ignore their own back yards when it comes to travel. I guess is sort of a human genetic thingy.

but from what i understand there are some hiking trails thru the highlands. My co worker is from Scotland and he showed me the trials and the swimming holes he use to frequent when he was younger. On my bus tour up to Lock Ness we drove by the swimming hole and trails.

Theres also some lake up there where you have to hike in and he plans on taking his family back there in the next few years.

If i was more of the hiking type, it looked like an easy/moderate hike.

good luck.

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3. Re: wanting to travel solo but what to do??

Where to start? Hints and advice here: wanderlustandlipstick.com/wandertips/solo/

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