Scarlet Jones Travels is a travel blog and website to inspire you and give you confidence to follow your own path. Meet some of the people that I have met, find out where I have volunteered and discover how travel can change you. Solo travel will boost your self-confidence like nothing else. There will be dramas but when you come out the other side you feel as if you are flying.
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 volunteer with a work exchange – but sometimes the best […]
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 health problems can be extremely challenging however you […]
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 that no matter how bleak things sometimes seem […]
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 the Basilica. Normally only open […]
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 judgement and mindful travel go hand in hand. I […]