7 myths about travelling alone in your 30’s and 40’s

Let me guess. You did your A-levels, went straight to uni, and then threw yourself into your career – right? All through your 20’s, you watched enviously as friends lived out their fantasies abroad, travelling the world, exploring exotic locations, and posting their annoying photos on Facebook. And you thought you were being sensible, focusing […]

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Why the Beaches of the Philippines are the Best in the World

Who hasn’t dreamed of finding their own “Corona” beach, with the quintessential white sand and turquoise waters of the commercial? Well, I’ve visited beaches all over the Caribbean, United States, Central America, and South East Asia, and I can tell you—your search is over. The best beaches in the world are in the Philippines, and […]

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Holidaying Alone: Don’t Be Sad…Be Smug!

When I first started holidaying alone, my main fear was one of safety. A classic Type A personality known for my ridiculous levels of anxiety, I researched obsessively into crime rates, female friendly hotels and portable door locks that give added security for your hotel room. (It’s a thing, look it up!) What I never […]

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How fit do I need to be for a Flash Pack holiday?

Hiking in Peru, kayaking in Vietnam, paddle-boarding in Slovenia… there are many different ways to enjoy active travel on a Flash Pack holiday. So what if you’re wondering – what if I’m not fit enough? We’re here to put your mind at ease. To really enjoy a travelling experience with us, you only need to […]

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How I learnt to embrace solo travel as a man

One of the many (and I do mean many) burdens of being British right now is that, despite centuries of invasion, colonisation, package holidays and backpacking, there’s still one valuable lesson we haven’t learnt from other countries. Despite our adoration of giant rucksacks, budget flights and overseas branches of Nandos, we still tend to assume […]

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5 Common Fears of Joining Your First Group Tour

So, I’m guessing you’ve either just taken the plunge and hit that “confirm” button on a group tour (if so, YAY), or you’re seriously considering it. However, there’s a little voice in the back of your head asking you what the hell you’re doing. Telling you it’s too scary, that you don’t really want to do it. Well, just […]

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5 fears of solo travel and how I face them

Let me guess, you’ve been dreaming about leaving the rat race for years. Your Pinterest board and Instagram feed are full of wanderlust-inducing destinations. Your Facebook is full of everyone else’s exotic airport check-ins and sickening selfies. So now, enough is enough, you’ve decided to throw caution to the wind and go on a solo […]

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Sharing a Room? My advice to future Flashpackers

Jenni Shaw, a first time Flashpacker shares her experience of sharing a room on her group adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia… As a single traveller, I spent a lot of time on Google looking for the perfect company to go on an adventure with.  Someone who would embrace the 30 something solo traveller and would […]

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