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 I don’t intend to boast 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, whether alone or with a companion.
SoleSeeking encompasses both meanings of the word ‘sole’. If you’re a keen runner, head to ‘Tales from my Trainers’ for running-related stories from home and away. For commentary on current affairs linked to travel, check out ‘Talking Points and Travel’. If you’re looking for thought-provoking nostalgia about a travel-related event or a detailed insight into a different culture, see ‘Travel Inspirations’ and ‘Cultural Experiences’.
I hope reading inspires you to free the soles of your feet and seek your own special travel experiences!