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Follow the adventures of Scarlet Jones as she travels.

Travelling the world, attempting to learn Spanish and volunteering in various different projects, Scarlet doesn’t simply travel but she takes the time to interact with people and to discover what makes them tick.

In her blog you can read about the unusual and the different, the funny and the sad.  Travelling solo for the most part, the blog documents a journey of personal discovery, adventure and the most fantastic experiences.

Guided Motorbike Tour in Spain

When my friend Alan suggested that I join him on a day out testing one of the new routes for his guided motorbike tour business I jumped at the chance. I was looking forward to discovering a part of Spain that I had never seen before, but without the pressure of...

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Walking the Camino de Santiago alone

Despite travelling solo for the last 6 years I have to admit that I was still a little bit apprehensive about walking the Camino de Santiago. Several friends had asked if they could tag along but this was one journey that I had to take alone. In true pilgrim style (a...

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Staying healthy while travelling.

Solo travel can be difficult whether it’s working out how to use a squat toilet complete with a full backpack or wandering into the dodgy side of town because your map was upside down.  Your mental health and travel   Coping with stress, loneliness, anxiety or mental...

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Things to do in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is the second largest city in Thailand but please don’t think that it’s simply a smaller version of Bangkok. There are many different things to do in Chiang Mai and it has such a different vibe to Bangkok that you could be forgiven for thinking that you are...

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Spain itinerary: Asturias road trip

This in-depth article will tell you all that you need to know about exploring the Asturias region and the Picos de Europa mountains in northern Spain. It’s a narrative of the 17 day road trip that I took with my friend Debbie in the autumn of 2018. Debs...

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Hornbills in Malaysia

After arriving on Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island) off the west coast of Malaysia I found out that it was easy to see hornbills in Malaysia and I could even feed them.   Getting to Pangkor   I had chosen Pangkor Island because I wanted a beach and somewhere...

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My final days in Ecuador

This article was first published February 2015 and has been updated. The 'Day of the Dead' and Climbing a Volcano in Quito, Ecuador Arriving in Quito, Ecuador on ‘The Day of the Dead’  my friend Marcel and I managed to wangle our way into the crypt which is underneath...

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No judgement and mindful travel

Learning about mindfulness has encouraged me to approach problems in a different way. It’s taught me how to look at my negative thoughts from a different perspective but it’s also reinforced what I already knew; that travel is good for me and shows how having no...

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