Author: Louise

Named 2013 Best Travel Writer at the National Travel Industry Awards, Louise Goldsbury writes The Solo Traveller column in Escape, the travel section of News Ltd newspapers, with a combined circulation of 2.5 million.

Sketch, cycle or house-sit

FEEL like a break but have no one to go with? Four Aussie travellers reveal the best holidays they’ve done on their own. SKETCHING HOLIDAY – Fiji, Europe, Australia (Jan … 

Ditch your fears

MANY people allow fear to stand in the way of travelling solo. Some get worked up over the little things, such as dining alone. Others lie awake at night, picturing … 

Got a solo travel question?

Whether you’re an experienced solo traveller or thinking-about-it first-timer, ask me about solo travel! Answers will be published here and in the Escape travel magazine of your Sunday newspapers on … 

How to avoid single supplements

IS THERE any worse insult to a solo traveller than the single supplement? This dreaded surcharge – as high as 100 per cent – is imposed when one person occupies … 

Why we prefer to travel alone

IF YOU travel solo, you’re not alone. The number of solitary explorers is rising faster than a SYD-LAX takeoff. Backpackers, professionals, divorcees and widows are among the one-person wanderers who … 

Cruising solo? Toughen up!

Out of 40 cruises, I have done about half by myself. Don’t pity me, it’s my job – but it’s allowed me to learn many ways to handle the seemingly … 

France river cruising

FIRST PUBLISHED: Sun Herald, 16 Aug 2013 A wine cruise by river is no holiday for the liver. Barely 24 hours in Burgundy and I’m in a hospital. It’s the … 

Families afloat

Cruising with kids no longer means joining the hordes on three-star ships. Luxury cruise lines are coming on board with a range of new children’s facilities. Louise Goldsbury explores some … 

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