38 episodes

Welcome to A Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone! I’m Gemma Thompson and I’ve been happily travelling solo since 2002. From weekend breaks, to planning epic round-the-world trips, I’m here to help, with practical tips and advice on topics such as how to stay safe, how to decide where to go, how to avoid Delhi Belly and how to plan a worry free trip. I’ll be interviewing some amazing guests such as Wanderlust Magazine’s resident medic Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, adventure traveller Dave Cornthwaite and Stylist magazine travel editor Anna Hart. There will also be on-the-road city guides plus special on-location episodes such as ‘the life of the digital nomad - on the road from Lisbon’. Thanks for listening! You can read more over at girlsthattravel.com

A girl's guide to travelling alone Gemma Thompson

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Welcome to A Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone! I’m Gemma Thompson and I’ve been happily travelling solo since 2002. From weekend breaks, to planning epic round-the-world trips, I’m here to help, with practical tips and advice on topics such as how to stay safe, how to decide where to go, how to avoid Delhi Belly and how to plan a worry free trip. I’ll be interviewing some amazing guests such as Wanderlust Magazine’s resident medic Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth, adventure traveller Dave Cornthwaite and Stylist magazine travel editor Anna Hart. There will also be on-the-road city guides plus special on-location episodes such as ‘the life of the digital nomad - on the road from Lisbon’. Thanks for listening! You can read more over at girlsthattravel.com

    038: Living like a local, with Lamorna Ash

    038: Living like a local, with Lamorna Ash

    Lamorna Ash is a British writer, and her award-winning book ‘Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish fishing town’ documents her time spent in the Cornish town of Newlyn. We spoke about what it is to fully immerse yourself into a new environment, and what she took away with her, from her experiences at sea. 

    • 27 min
    037: Cycling around the world, with Meaghan Hackinen

    037: Cycling around the world, with Meaghan Hackinen

    Meaghan Hackinen is a Canadian writer, ultra-endurance cyclist, and adventure-seeker. Her first book, South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels has been nominated for two Canadian book awards.

    • 35 min
    036: How to make the most of your alone time with Francesca Specter.

    036: How to make the most of your alone time with Francesca Specter.

    Francesca Specter is the author of ‘Alonement - How To Be Alone and Absolutely Own It.' We discuss the best ways to make the most of your alone time.

    • 35 min
    035: India’s Borderlands with Suchitra Vijayan

    035: India’s Borderlands with Suchitra Vijayan

    Writer and Photographer Suchitra Vijayan spent seven years travelling solo, across 9,000 miles along India's many borders, from Pakistan to Myanmar to Afghanistan.

    • 40 min
    034: Breaking into solo travel with Gem Bowles from HolidayPirates

    034: Breaking into solo travel with Gem Bowles from HolidayPirates

    Gem Bowles is a solo travel advocate and one of HolidayPirate's deal hunters. In this episode we talk about getting started in solo travel and also some top unexpected tips that can turn a good trip into a great one.

    • 36 min
    033: Solo travel in Antarctica with Preet Chandi

    033: Solo travel in Antarctica with Preet Chandi

    Preet Chandi is a polar explorer. She is currently training to become the first Asian woman to complete a solo unsupported expedition to the South Pole in Antarctica.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

KateOHHHH ,

Love this podcast

Really inspirational podcast, as a travel podcaster myself this is one of my favourites. Gemma is a fab presenter and has so many brilliant travel stories.

Boudicca94 ,

What a lovely podcast

Gemma is a delight to listen to and I’m a big fan of her podcast. My fave episode is the one with Joanne from Skyscanner, that was really interested. Well done on a brilliant show and i love finding other travel podcasters to connect with. xx

Paulo30 ,

Like travelling with an old friend....

In a overwhelming vista of travel podcasts, Gemma offers a trusty light hearted and informative route to escapism. I love the premise of the pod, and although not being a member of the target audience, I bask in the educative landscape she and her guests layout. If you miss the experience of travelling in these days of restrictive lockdown I can’t recommend this podcast enough. After a few episodes and especially after listening to “Hiking The Path of the Gods” you will feel that you have traveled the world with the ultimate, and dependable travel companion.

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