Hi! I'm Mat.

I’m Mat, and I am from New Zealand.

This blog is about my solo (And sometimes group) travels. I really enjoy travelling alone, meeting new people, exploring new places, and sharing my pictures, stories and tips about solo travel with others.

Latest Posts

A Long Weekend in Melbourne, With Formula 1
A long weekend spent at the Formula 1, Sightseeing and shopping in Melbourne. From the V8 Supercars Race at Albert Park This trip had been in the pipeline for sometime, I love Formula 1 racing, I get up late and watch it pretty much every race weekend, and my big goal is to travel the […]
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Time for another Solo Cruise
I have just booked another cruise on the Norwegian Bliss. Excited is an understatement. I was lucky enough to go on this ship in June 2018 and cruised from Seattle to Alaska, it is one of NCL’s newest ships and is amazing. I am going to be travelling from the 21st April for 7 nights, […]
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Top 3 tips for Solo Travelling
  Top 3 Tips for Solo Travel. (This is a small selection from an e-book I am currently putting together with 30 travel tips for solo travellers) For the past probably 6 years I have predominantly travelled solo, or alone. Whilst I set off to the airport alone, stay in my hotel room alone, I […]
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Happy New Year
2019 Is Here!!!! Yay                 I hope that wherever you are in the world you spent it with friends and family, and enjoyed the festivities, and that you are not sporting a mega headache, or hangover today?  There are probably a lot of people who have or are […]
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2019 the Mantra should be Just Go….
Where are you going? What are you Doing? How long are you doing it for? and who with?   These are the questions you should and could be thinking of when planning your travels for 2019, and right now is a great time to plan. JUST GO, don’t procrastinate any longer, life is too short […]
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Do you have a Super Hero working for you?
Weird title for a post, but it should make sense at the end. Travelling is great, I really enjoy it, so much so, I like to write about it too. But what happens if something goes bad on a trip? I’ve had so many bad experiences, flights re-routed, having to rent cars, and hotel rooms […]
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I’m a major culprit of packing more than I need. I am one of those “just in case” type of people and I need to break that habit! I never thought to store photos of my passport and credit cards before. Great tip!
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