Travelling solo is empowering. It’s a way of seeing the world and having a good time, and realising you really are capable of amazing things.

Go Your Own Way is a practical and aspirational book detailing ten of the best cities to visit by yourself, as well as where ‘not to go’ on your own. It’s designed to help you take your first bold steps into solo travel, with tips on preparation, planning and safety, as well as inspiring and amusing tales from travel writer Ben Groundwater’s own experiences.

Go Your Own Way will help you meet people, make friends and do all of the things you love in your own company. You can do anything! That’s the bold realisation that every reader will come to. Because the world might seem like an intimidating place: a place where no one speaks your language, where no one knows your name and where no one is there to help; but the reality is very different.

About the Author

Award-winning columnist and feature writer Ben Groundwater is one of Australia’s most widely read travel scribes. He is a regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, writes features for various travel magazines and Lonely Planet publications, and is also the host of the travel podcast ‘Flight of Fancy’, available now on iTunes. Ben was named the Australian Society of Travel Writers’ ‘Travel Writer of the Year’ in 2015 and 2014.


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Jacinta Phelan

Director of Senior Stays Travel Website