SPLENDID SOLO TRAVEL BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW IN 2019
Travelling the world alone can come with its own unique challenges. From finding friends to financing your trip and researching where it’s safe to go – when it comes to solo travel, you’re largely on your own (literally and figuratively).
These splendid solo travel bloggers share their inspiring stories of why they decided to go it alone, and how they made it work for themselves. Meet the people behind the UK’s most splendid solo travel blogs and who knows, you might just follow into their footsteps…
One of the bloggers in this category will be chosen by our expert panel to be nominated for the brand new Blogger Award at the prestigious British Travel Awards 2019.
MEET... JENNI SHELDON, FROM TRAVEL TO RECOVERY
MEET AMAR, FROM GAP YEAR ESCAPE
MEET VICKY, FROM VICKY FLIP FLOP TRAVELS
MEET JAMES, FROM ONLY BY LAND
MEET DAVE, FROM MAN VS GLOBE
MEET TOM, FROM TRAVELLING TOM
MEET EMILY, FROM EMILY LUXTON
MEET CLAIRE, FROM TALES OF A BACKPACKER
“I started Tales of a Backpacker when I quit my job to go travelling around South America. In the beginning, I just wrote a diary instead of a useful travel blog, so I think the only people who read it were my parents! Over the last 4 years, I’ve built up a community of around 57,000 social media followers and get 45,000 page views per month, a number which is steadily increasing.
I try to combine personal stories and adventures with tips and recommendations, providing practical advice for other travellers on a budget. I’ve been involved in podcasts and speaking engagements, which have helped me to reach more people and get my name out there. I was interviewed by the BBC about solo travel and safety last year after the death of Grace Millane – a topic which I’m obviously very passionate about.
For the first 3 years, I hardly made any money from the blog; it’s only been in the last year that I’ve started to earn money through affiliates, advertising and a few sponsorships. This summer I’m working on a project with wombat’s HOSTELS as their brand ambassador, so it’s lovely to see all my hard work finally paying off!
What makes me stand out:
· I love learning about the local culture, especially by talking to people
· I focus on slow travel where I can, sometimes spending months in a destination to really get to know it
· I love exploring small or unusual destinations that often get overlooked”