A 22 year old based in London and having just completed a degree in History, I grew up in North Yorkshire with a zest for the outdoors and an active lifestyle. I embarked on my first experience of solo travel aged 19, and since then have become a passionate traveller in the summer months between my studies. My experiences so far have taught me so much about people and values that no education could buy. I believe that in order to record travel experiences most insightfully, it helps to write retrospectively. In this blog you won’t find flashy photographs and countless posts boasting about famous places I’ve visited and expensive things I’ve done. Even if I had the money to afford luxury travel, I would choose not to follow this lifestyle. For me, travelling isn’t about completing a check list from which to ‘show off'; it’s an opportunity to learn about socio-cultural issues in another country and compare them with the life I know, so that I can gain a better understanding of humanity. Here I aim to share intimate and thematic stories about my experiences that I hope illustrate how exciting and fulfilling travelling can be, alone or with a companion.
SoleSeeking encompasses both meanings of the word ‘sole’. If you’re a keen runner, head to the category ‘Tales from my Trainers’ for running-related stories from home and away. Browse the ‘Destination’ pages and other categories for thoughtful commentary on travel experiences.
I hope reading inspires you to liberate the soles of your feet and seek your own special travel experiences!