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Hi, I'm Lucy

I’m passionate about empowering women to feel confident to travel the world solo. My goal? To inspire you to solo travel to countries that challenge you and change you. 

Feel stuck in a rut, or worried you've missed your opportunity? This is the blog that will push you to realise your full potential.

I'll help you book that dream trip, quit your job to travel, start a new life as a digital nomad or even try out vanlife – don't let anything stand in your way.
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Boston Vlog Part 2: Chinatown, visiting Fenway Park & Boston in the fall

What a way to spend my last international trip of 2022. Flying business class with United Airlines from London Heathrow to Boston, Massachusetts, for a weekend of exploring the larges, most walkable city in the USA. [ad press trip] This trip was a press trip with United Airlines, Travel Up and the Boston Tourism Board. There was so much to cram in that I've split it across two vlogs – here's Part 1 - enjoy!From those beautiful fall colours at Boston Common and visiting Fenway Park – home of the Red Sox, to tasting the famous lobster rolls and fresh oysters the city is known for. We explored art, culture, heritage and history as we walked the streets of Boston, USA, and even took to the water for a "Duck Tour" around the harbour. If you've ever wanted to visit Boston – I've found the best things to do in Boston and have written a guide to the best 22, including tips on how to travel there and where to stay.Check out my blog post for a full itinerary and where we stayed: https://absolutelylucy.com/22-best-things-to-do-in-boston-usa/Don't forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you want to see more videos from me :-)For those who are new to this channel, I'm Lucy, a solo female travel blogger from the UK, who loved adventure travel, music festivals and vanlife. Get my free eBook on how to save up to £10k for travel: https://urlis.net/ue0k9Blog: https://absolutelylucy.com/
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What a way to spend my last international trip of 2022. Flying business class with United Airlines from London Heathrow to Boston, Massachusetts, for a weekend of exploring the larges, most walkable city in the USA. [ad press trip] This trip was a press trip with United Airlines, Travel Up and the Boston Tourism Board. There was so much to cram in that I've split it across two vlogs – here's Part 1 - enjoy!

From those beautiful fall colours at Boston Common and visiting Fenway Park – home of the Red Sox, to tasting the famous lobster rolls and fresh oysters the city is known for. We explored art, culture, heritage and history as we walked the streets of Boston, USA, and even took to the water for a "Duck Tour" around the harbour. If you've ever wanted to visit Boston – I've found the best things to do in Boston and have written a guide to the best 22, including tips on how to travel there and where to stay.

Check out my blog post for a full itinerary and where we stayed: https://absolutelylucy.com/22-best-things-to-do-in-boston-usa/

Don't forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you want to see more videos from me :-)

For those who are new to this channel, I'm Lucy, a solo female travel blogger from the UK, who loved adventure travel, music festivals and vanlife. Get my free eBook on how to save up to £10k for travel: https://urlis.net/ue0k9

Blog: https://absolutelylucy.com/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/absolutelylucy
FB: https://www.facebook.com/AbsolutelyLucy/
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Did you know the average person lives just 4,000 weeks? The average person in the UK will spend over 3,500 days of their life at work and so many of us don’t even take our full annual leave.One of my last jobs was in a place with unlimited leave - and amazing perks - but even then some people had to be told to take even the minimum allowed in the UK 😮Life is so short and so precious, and while we can’t live our lives on holiday, it is so important not to spend our lives waiting to get to “the good bit”.When 🦠 hit, I knew so many people who had longed to travel for years, and were due to leave within weeks of lockdown. By the time two years had passed, they were settled again and had jobs/homes and couldn’t take the chance again.You don’t have to sacrifice all stability in your life to travel, it’s perfectly possible to fit it around your annual leave and have some amazing experiences without always waiting for retirement.Here’s 5 ways you can travel while in full time work WITHOUT quitting your job!
🔸 USE your annual leave and max it out, you can often buy more days if you want & by taking them over public holidays you can actually end up with much longer breaks!
🔹 Find a job that involves travel! There are so many paid travel opportunities >> @packslight has a great newsletter with reccs and advice on how to find them!
🔸 Take a sabbatical - a lot of companies offer these and they could be 6 months, a year or more! If you’re looking to travel long-term but don’t want to quit - this is a great option!
🔹 Become a digital nomad and work remotely - there are so many amazing opportunities to work online these days and entire companies that work remotely!
🔸 Transfer to a role abroad - lots of big companies will have departments in other countries - find out what roles are available and see if it’s in a location where you might want to stay or live and travel from thereHow do you bring travel into your life?#annualleave #holiday #solotravelingisfun #solotravellingwoman #solotravelgirl #digitalnomadlifestyle #digitalnomadgirls #digitalnomadspirit #digitalnomadwomen #sabbaticallife #sabbatical #pto #traveljobs #traveljob #adventurewomen
Is this my new favourite place in Europe? 😮Lake Bled, Slovenia 🇸🇮 is such an amazing destination - mountains, castles, a lake, incredible hiking and amazing food & wine! I honestly can’t recommend it enough - it was the perfect way to start the summer ☀️ thinking of visiting?Here’s my best tips for planning a trip to Lake Bled - and a 3 day itinerary 😍🛌 stay APARTMENTS LEDRAR
🍽️ eat at @oldcellarbled @gardenrestaurantbled @art_cafe_bled Sova Tale of UsDay 1 - A day exploring Bled 🏰
🔸 Head to a bakery and pick up pastries 🥐
🔹 Take a stroll around the lake (6km)
🔸 Stop off to hire a rowing boat and row over to Bled Island
🔹 Visit the church and ring the Wishing Bell 🔔
🔸 Wander up to Bled Castle and enjoy a Bled cream cake with a view of the island 😍
🔹 Head for dinner at @oldcellarbled
🔸 Go for drinks at Devil’s Bar Bled 🍹Day 2 - Visit Triglav National Park 🏞️
🔹 Head to Vintgar Gorge early to miss the crowds 😍
🔸 Drive to Savica Waterfall 💦
🔹 Stop at Vogar Viewpoint for a view of Lake Bohinji
🔸 Go to Waterfall KozjakYour other option is to do a big day hike like the 7 Lakes Valley one I did - check out my previous reel 😍Day 3 - Back to Bled 🏰
🔸 Hike up to one of the main viewpoints by the lake - I recommend Ojstrica!
🔹 Get adventurous on Europe’s biggest zipline or go tobogganing!
🔸Head back to Bled Castle, this time for a wine tasting (yes that’s right!)
🔹 Finish the day with a clear kayak on the lake at sunset (check out my recent reel to watch how this went!)
🔸 Dinner at Sova Tales of Us - try the truffle octopus!Now who fancies a trip to Lake Bled?#lakebled #lakebledslovenia #bledlake #bledcastle #bledslovenia #feelslovenia #ifeelslovenia #ifeelslovenia💚 #itinerary #triglav #triglavnationalpark #vintgargorge #sloveniatravel #sloveniaoutdoor #visitslovenia #slovenialovers #slovenia_ig #sloveniawonders #loveslovenia #exploreslovenia #exploringslovenia #igersslovenia #travelslovenia #getoutsideandexplore #hikinggoals #hikingguide
One of the most popular destinations I’ve shared - Kotor, Montenegro! 🇲🇪Planning a visit this summer? You should be. It’s one of the most underrated and incredible destinations in Europe 😍 save money by choosing Kotor over tourist hot-spots like Dubrovnik, Croatia, and you could be enjoying the best things to do in Kotor:Activities
🔸 Hike to Kotor Fortress for sunrise 🌅
🔹 Take a walking tour of Kotor Old Town
🔸 Make friends with the local 🐱 and visit the cat museum
🔹 Take a boat trip across the Bay of Kotor 🚤
🔸 Walk the Old Town’s walls and bastions 🏰
🔹 Enjoy a rooftop wine tasting 🍷
🔸 Check out a rooftop bar @hippocampushotel
🔹 Visit Kotor Beach and check out a beach club 🏖️
🔸 Go paddleboarding or kayaking 🏄‍♂️
🔹 Take a off-road tour of Kotor Bay and the fortress’sWho’s keen to visit Kotor? Have you already been?>>> follow @absolutelylucy for solo travel tips, adventure travel destinations, budget travel planning and all things outdoors! 🥾#kotor #kotormontenegro #kotorbay #kotoroldtown #trailkotor #hiddengems #montenegro_wild_beauty #montenegro_dreamers #montenegrotravel #visitmontenegro #exploremontenegro #discovermontenegro #europeansummer #offthebeatentrack Budget travel to Montenegro | hidden gems Europe
LOL JUST KIDDING 🤭After a decade of self-funded travel, I’m still getting the DMs and comments saying I must have a sugar daddy paying my way, or rich parents. So let’s break this down and talk about how you can self-fund travel (even long-term travel)Here’s 11 ways I’ve self-funded solo travel for 10 years:
💸 I worked 5+ jobs before I went travelling to save a lot of money (over £10k in fact - click the link in my bio to get my FREE ebook on how to do this!) 💰
💸 A working holiday visa in Australia meant I could work while I lived there for two years! 🇦🇺
💸 I lived in Germany for a year - living costs are low there so I could save 💰
💸 I made sure I had experience in roles like waitressing/bar work/ nanny and babysitting so I knew I always had options to pick up work wherever I went 👶
💸 I worked online as a freelance journalist, writer and columnist 📰
💸 I volunteered for accommodation or swapped skills in exchange for food and board
💸 I’ve slept on overnight buses / flights to cut costs, and stayed in hostels - always choosing budget & slow travel to make my money stretch further 🤓
💸 I started a travel blog & social media platforms which helped me secure paid work with brands worldwide 🌍
💸 I’ve travelled countries where the cost of living is far lower which means my money has gone further
💸 I’ve been quick to think up side hustles on the road - such as offering CV writing services for my friends who had English as a second language to help them get jobs ✍️
💸 I’ve worked in marketing for years and found work online that has enabled me to grow my online business as a digital nomad and work from anywhere 💻Fancy a solo adventure? I have lots of great resources on my blog to help you make this life a reality! Tap the link in my bio ❤️How have you self-funded travel?#budgettraveller #budgettraveler #budgettraveltips #workandtravelaustralia #workandtravel #workingholidayvisa #workingholidayaustralia #digitalnomadgirls #sugardaddy #digitalnomadspirit #digitalnomadwomen #digitalnomadgirl #workingonline #solotravelingisfun #savingmoneyisfun #savingmoneytips #traveltipsandtricks #wwoof #wwoofer
Here’s a 20km hike you NEED to try in Slovenia 🇸🇮The Seven Lakes Day Hike in Triglav National Park is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a challenging 20km trail that leads you to the valley of seven lakes, crossing forests, meadows and mountain vistas 😍 the scenery is unreal!We only passed 6 people during this hike so it really is a hidden gem and a great one for escaping the crowds. Make sure you pack well for this one - we had all weathers in a day including heavy rainstorms mid-hike so pack waterproofs and wear comfortable hiking boots.You do have to pay a €20 toll for accessing the start of the hike in Planino Blato but it’s the best place to begin this trail.You’ll probably want to allow around 8 hours for this hike but it’s oh, so worth it for these gorgeous views 😍🏞️Would you take on a hike like this?Hiking shoes @adidasterrex
Hiking backpack @cabinzero#dayhikes #dayhiking #triglav #triglavnationalpark #triglavskinarodnipark #ifeelslovenia #ifeelslovenia💚 #feelslovenia #slovenia_ig #sloveniaoutdoor #sloveniatravel #slovenialovers #sloveniawonders #loveslovenia #exploreslovenia #exploringslovenia #hikinggirls #hikinggoals #hikinggram #girlswhohike #womenwhohike #hikingtherapy #hiking_my_life

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