Travelling Solo: how I balance introversion & meeting new people

One of my absolute favourite things to do is travel solo. I love the freedom, flexibility,  excitement and the independence. After more than a decade of solo travel I finally feel like I’ve found my ideal travel style. Here are three aspects of solo travel that I’ve adapted over the years that might also help…

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Trakai Castle: the perfect daytrip from Lithuania’s capital

I’m a sucker for castles, and those surrounded by water have an even greater appeal. So visiting the 14th century castle at Trakai was a must during my stay in Vilnius. Perched on an island in Lake Galvė, the red bricked castle with it’s fairy-tale turrets can be reached by a footbridge from the nearby…

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Urban Conservation in Helsinki: exploring wooden houses in Vallila, Käpylä & Kumpula

Throughout Finland, clusters of heritage-protected wooden houses provide a peak into early 20th century working class life. Here’s a glimpse at three ‘puu’ districts that can be easily reached from Helsinki’s center.

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