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.
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...read more
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...read more
I was looking forward to exploring Morocco; land of the Berbers and the Tuaregs with its Arabic, French and African roots. The Atlas Mountains and wild coastlines, tagines and couscous, mint tea and crazy, chaotic walled medinas were all calling me. My plan was to...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
I want to remind you that despite how people might appear on the outside we never know the whole story about what’s going on in someone’s mind. It’s also good to be reminded that happiness (and loneliness) doesn’t only depend on external factors or material things and...read more
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...read more
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...read more