St. Jame's Park London England About Travels with Erica

In St. Jame's Park, London

Rila Monastery Bulgaria About Travels with Erica

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

Oscar Wilde Galway Ireland About Travels with Erica

Discussing literature with Oscar Wilde in Galway, Ireland

Game of Thrones Direwolves Northern Ireland About Travels with Erica

Meeting Direwolves on a Game of Thrones tour in Northern Ireland

Great Wall of China Beijing About Travels with Erica

Walking the Great Wall of China

Mickey Mouse Shanghai Disneyland China About Travels with Erica

Meeting Mickey at Shanghai Disneyland

Balmoral Scotland Castle About Travels with Erica

Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Disneyland California Pixar Sulley About Travels with Erica

I should mention that I also love Disney

Banos Ecuador Zip Line About Travels with Erica

Zip Line in Banos, Ecuador

Munich Germany About Travels with Erica

Having a pint in Munich, Germany

Disneyland California Mickey Mouse Walt Disney About Travels with Erica

One last Disney picture before you leave

Hi!  I’m Erica.  A Canadian girlie who has a bit of an addiction to solo travel.  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet!

There is hardly anything I enjoy more than travelling alone.  I love the freedom I have to make my own decisions and do whatever I want whenever I want.  You learn a lot about yourself when you travel alone, and it helps mold you into the best version of yourself.

I’ve been travelling alone for years now.  I’ve visited over 45 countries alone.  I’ve been to Europe, Africa, South America, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and what we call the Middle East (even though technically it’s part of Asia, and that’s how I prefer to refer to it).  I’m from Canada, so I don’t count North America as somewhere I’ve been because I’m from North America, but I’ve also travelled alone throughout North America as well.  

Why I’m Here

I started my solo travel journey in February 2015.  I had graduated university in December of 2014 and hated the idea of working full time (I still do!), so I packed up my stuff and left to Europe for a three month solo backpacking trip.  This was my first time travelling alone (or really travelling in general), and I made a lot of mistakes.

It’s a bit embarrassing to look back at how bad of a traveller I was when I first started, but we all start somewhere.  Travel is a skill.  You have to learn by doing, and you quickly get the hang of things and get better and better.  

And that’s where I come in!

My main goal with this blog is to share all the knowledge I’ve gained during my years of travelling alone and share it with you.

Hopefully, I can help you prepare for your trip (wherever in the world that may be).  I want to help you feel more prepared for your solo trip and help you avoid the mistakes I made.  

Whether it’s your first time travelling alone or you’re a seasoned solo traveller, there’s always something we can learn from each other.  Whether it’s feeling more confident eating alone while travelling or getting through your first solo plane ride, I’m here to help you along your travel journey.

So buckle up because travelling alone is a wild ride but one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life.

PS- I don’t have comments on on my blog, but you can always get in touch with my through my Instagram!

Apps I Can’t Travel Without

Sometimes you find an app that makes travel so much easier.  I’m not the type of traveller that loves apps or planning trips out in advance.  I’m not one to use Wanderlog to track my entire trip (I don’t have that type of dedication), but there are a very select few apps that I live and breath by when I travel, and I want to share them with you.

  • NordVPN (you need to keep your online information safe when using public wifi!)
  • Airalo (my favourite esim.  I don’t travel anywhere without having a local esim)
  • Google Maps (take some time to learn how to use it correctly, and it’ll make travelling so much easier!)
  • GetYourGuide (the best place to book tours anywhere in the world outside Asia)
  • Klook (the best place to book tours in Asia)