Budget Traveler: 7 Best Things to Do When Traveling Alone

Traveling solo? From walking tours to making up a new identity, there's plenty to do in a city even if you're there by yourself. Never fear traveling alone again with this to-do list!

Madly in Louvre

Today was scheduled to meet the much anticipated journalist John Morris. We rode the metro and stopped by one of the most beautiful parks I’d ever seen. It was surrounded by beautifully historic buildings and looked like another scene straight out of BBC’s Pride and Prejudice. There were little sand boxes and a woman with two of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen were playing in it.

“As time goes on, I miss him more”

Our coach picked us up at eight o’clock and we started the day that I felt was the true purpose of this trip. At the Pointe du Hoc, the ground was completely covered in bomb craters preserved from WWII, now covered in a thick sheet of grass from the decades that have passed. Several fortifications the Nazis used to defend themselves were still preserved.

Cathedrals, Crypts, and Cakes

Actual Date: March 12th, 2012 We took the metro again today to visit war correspondent Martin Bell at St. Bride’s cathedral. On the way there, we passed by Fleet Street, which was once the center of the biggest newspaper companies and where journalism thrived. Due to change in laws, the street no longer holds the … Continue reading Cathedrals, Crypts, and Cakes

Hello, London!

Actual date: March 10th, 2012 After what felt like an eternity, we finally arrived at London Gotwick Airport at six in  the morning. There was no sudden culture shock, as the only British accent we were able to encounter were from the friendly customs workers. We hopped on a Mercedez-Benz coach and headed to our … Continue reading Hello, London!