21 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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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

    021: Travelling after having kids, with Sophie Black

    021: Travelling after having kids, with Sophie Black

    In this episode I talk to Sophie Black. Sophie is a BBC Radio producer and a comedy writer. She also hosts the excellent parenting podcast ‘The Trap Door’. Today we discuss how solo travel can help you gain a fresh perspective, and why travel with and without kids is essential. This episode is brought to you by Craghoppers.

    • 34 min
    020: Liz Warner: The girl who ran across the world

    020: Liz Warner: The girl who ran across the world

    In this episode I talk to Liz Warner. Originally from Atlanta, Liz Warner now lives in Paris, and is currently taking on the challenge of running 30 marathons in 30 different countries before her 30th birthday (in June), raising money for various women-empowerment charities within each country. This episode is brought to you by Craghoppers.

    • 36 min
    019: Hiking The Path of the Gods

    019: Hiking The Path of the Gods

    This episode is a virtual hike through The Path of the Gods, on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. In this episode I will guide you through the mountainsides, and you can hear the sounds of mountain goats and their farmers, the quiet of the San Domenico convent, and the cold beer reward at the end of the hike, in Positano. This episode is brought to you by Craghoppers.

    • 14 min
    018: The life of a travel broadcaster, with Lisa Francesca Nand

    018: The life of a travel broadcaster, with Lisa Francesca Nand

    Lisa Francesca Nand is a travel journalist and broadcaster. She has previously presented travel features on Sky, and has also written numerous pieces for The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times and National Geographic Traveller. Lisa currently hosts one of the most popular (and addictive!) travel podcasts, The Big Travel Podcast, where she interviews fascinating guests such as John Simpson, India Hicks and Edith Bowman about their life in travel.

    • 47 min
    017: The mental health benefits of solo travel, with Efia Sulter

    017: The mental health benefits of solo travel, with Efia Sulter

    Efia Sulter is a solo travel writer who also focuses on mental health. Originally from Scotland, she currently lives in Melbourne. In this episode, we discuss the positive impact solo travel can have on your mental health and wellbeing. We both share an ongoing relationship with anxiety, so I was really keen to talk to her about this. We also talk about working visas, making new friends on the road, and that no matter how anxious you get before a trip, it’s always worth it.

    • 20 min
    016: From desk dweller to Polar Explorer, with Sophie Montagne

    016: From desk dweller to Polar Explorer, with Sophie Montagne

    Sophie Montagne describes herself as ‘athletically very average’. After taking a year out to travel, and craving more adventure, she joined the Army Reserve Regiment in London, where she heard about the ‘Ice Maiden’ voyage. The first all female team attempt to ski across the Antarctic continent, coast-to-coast and using muscle power alone. This is her incredible story of how anyone, even ‘normal’ people can achieve their dreams.

    • 36 min

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