My next solo trip: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Featured image for blog post, scenic photo of Dubrovnik

2 months have passed since my first solo trip (to Naples, Italy) which was undoubtedly the highlight of my summer 2017, after an awful start to the year. Since returning to gloomy England, travelling has been at the forefront of my mind. Hence why I have been inspired to start this travel blog…

As someone who has struggled with mental health over the past few years, finding the motivation to kick start this project proves how much solo travel can influence your life. Travel is without a doubt the fastest way to grow as a human being and gain inspiration. Allowing me to take control of my mental health and push my boundaries once again. When travelling solo you spent the majority of the day with yourself, thus learn to be comfortable in your own skin and mind. When you travel alone you also learn to push yourself in every situation, to interact and meet people, try new things and see what you really enjoy without the influence of others. (Finding and booking Cheap Flights)

Moreover, as you would’ve guessed from the title and featured image… I’m travelling to Dubrovnik! (a.k.a Kings Landing) – today i booked my flights, giving me 4 days in Croatia from October 16-19th.

Flight Itinerary for solo trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia

I have opted for the same travel layout as my solo trip to Naples, arriving in Croatia early morning (10am) and returning to England in the evening (7pm). Travelling at these times allows me 4 whole days in Dubrovnik and 3 nights.

Again booking via SkyScanner I managed to find air travel for only £30 each way, £60 in total through Monarch! For air travel to Croatia, let alone Dubrovnik, this is extremely cheap travel and allows me to budget more money to spending and activities in the host city. Tickets to Dubrovnik usually vary from £70-£150 return, even in the ‘shoulder seasons’ in which I’ll be travelling. Bargain!

 

Why solo trip to Dubrovnik, and why in October?

When I first told my mum Croatia was next on my solo travel hit-list, she thought i was insane! Since all she associated with the country was the Balkan wars of the early 90s and therefore danger. But the reality is that the Dubrovnik of today is completely geared towards tourists and catering them with safety and experiences. There’s so much to see in the bolstering city and the scenery is supposedly second to none. I plan to walk the city walls, divulge in the Game of Thrones tours. Explore every nook and cranny of the infamous Old Town and dip into the local Adriatic Sea.

As I’m travelling in mid October, lack of tourists that apparently crowd the Old Town in summer months will have dispersed. Thus allowing me more freedom and less elbow touching. Although the weather won’t be optimal towards the end of October, it’ll sure beat England that’s for sure!

Aerial view of Dubrovnik at nighttime
Aerial view of Dubrovnik Old Town at night

 

All in all I cannot wait for my 4 day getaway in October! With 1 month to book my accommodation and plan exactly what I’ll be getting up to in Dubrovnik.. I’ll be sure to keep the blog updated. In the meantime, follow the project’s social media profiles (Twitter and Instagram) in the website footer, and get planning your next solo adventure!

 

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