A Brief Introduction To Sicily

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We visited Sicily earlier this year and found a beautiful island in the Mediterranean with delicious cuisine, sleepy Italian charm and beautiful scenery. The island is home to a plethora of beautiful cities, many featuring Baroque architecture that sits neatly besides Greek and Roman influences and all worthy of exploration. Our favourites were Siracusa, Catania and Ragusa, which are all within a short distance of each other – making it easy to get around. Sicily is easy to travel independently too – whether you just want a few days away by yourself or a week or two on a group discovery tour – the island is always inviting. Continue reading


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The Many Faces Of Ibiza

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Ibiza Coast

Ibiza is perhaps Spain’s most popular destination but it isn’t all about beaches and nightclubs. In fact Ibiza is also home to a great array of historical buildings, acres of countryside and thriving flora and fauna. It’s a beautiful island to explore as you’ll be rewarded by stunning views of the sea and lengths of secluded beaches and country that you can easily explore in peace away from the revellers – should you want! We’ve picked apart our favourite things to do on the island to give you a short guide to the many different faces of Ibiza.  Continue reading


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Your First Solo Adventure? Read This First.

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The thought of travelling alone can be, of course, a little daunting and although the cliche is that of a young backpacker, eager to discover all and make death-defying leaps into untold abysses, first-time solo travel can come in many forms. Whether you’re just happy to be single, divorced or widowed, or simply wanting to do something different to your partner, you’ll find that more and more people are taking to the road all by themselves.

Single Cruising

One thing to remember about solo travel is that ‘alone’ doesn’t always mean ‘alone’.   Continue reading


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Vietnam: An Escape Like No Other

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Vietnam has it all – incredible landscapes made of emerald-green mountains and white stretches of beautiful coastline, bustling cities and one of the world’s tastiest cuisines. A holiday to Vietnam is always an adventure: from Hanoi’s French colonial boulevards to Halong Bay’s dramatic coast and every one of the gorgeous pagodas, temples and mountain villages in between – it is mesmerising. 

Flower sellers in Vietnam

The sun rises over two flower sellers on a boat in the early morning.

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Destination of the Month: Sri Lanka

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The island nation of Sri Lanka sits in a pool of beautiful blue in the Northern Indian Ocean. Travelling to Sri Lanka is truly captivating – you’ll encounter 1000’s of years of culture seen in the immense statues, incredible ruins and hordes of beautiful shrines that dot the land, seemingly endless beaches with welcoming turquoise waters and warm white sands that are pristine and untouched and a legion of fantastic attractions and things to do. You’ll find that your tastes will be catered to no matter what they are –  whether you want to explore Sri Lanka’s cultural treasures, the spicy flavourful cuisine, partake in some water sports such as diving and swimming, visit a vibrant festivals, chat to the ever-friendly locals or witness scores of fascinating wildlife - you’ll find that Sri Lanka is perfect.

Already convinced? Then take a look at Solitair’s Grand Tour of Sri Lanka – specially developed for single travellers.


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The Perks of Becoming a Single Traveller

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Despite its relatively low media coverage and advertisement within nationwide travel agents, solo holidays continue to trend as a choice for single men and women. Travelling alone has long carried an unfair stigma of potential danger and vulnerability for people to forage into new countries without the presence of family members, close friends or a partner. Being single, whether through personal choice or circumstances, should not deny people the opportunity to become a solo traveller and enjoy the wonders or different cultures and heritages across the world.

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Catching up with some reading on the beach

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