Ellen avidly trots across the globe; along the way sharing stories, pictures and tips for anyone wanting to travel the world solo. Get the ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams.
If someone ever said to you ‘I want to go and swim at the top of an enormous waterfall’ you might be a little bit concerned – that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen! However, for a few months each year at one particular waterfall, it becomes a wondrous and splendorous opportunity that (probably) [...]
After an incredible viewing of elephants at Jaci’s terrapin hide, I thought that my excitement about elephants had kinda hit it’s maximum level, but I was very wrong. The ellie’s had visited the waterhole in front of our room before, but only a few at a time. When we got back to our room from [...]
I feel like the older I get and the more I travel, the less guilty I feel about taking a breather from seeking adventures while on the road. When I was starting out as a novice traveller, any day that I didn’t go out and explore felt like a missed opportunity of sorts. I felt [...]
I had no intention of visiting Machu Picchu. I had decided that it would be too expensive, too touristy and too much of a hassle. Whenever I told people this as I made my way through Peru, I was met with incredulous cries of “you must be kidding” or “don’t be a dickhead” but despite [...]