I’m Ali, a late-40’s photographer and solo female travelling “blogographer”. I love discussing all the important topics with like-minded souls whilst absorbing every cultural experience possible and taking photos to prove my location.

Born and raised in the creatively vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, I tried several societally “normal” jobs/careers over the decades, but found that my true passions lie in the artistic, globe wandering and spiritual realms.

Gradually becoming my authentic self whilst being of service to my community is my main aim.  I really don’t conform to the usual rules or take life too seriously — my blogography here plus the shenanigans at my @discarded_undies IG page will give you a pretty good idea of what this looks and sounds like!

During my recent solo travels, I’ve taken a lot of opportunities to learn and be of service.  I’ve studied to become an ESL teacher in Koh Samui, Thailand, a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh (THE Yoga capital of India) and an Ayurvedic therapist in Sri Lanka.

Now it’s time to share all those experiences with you. It’s your turn to gain from what I’ve learned about travelling solo as a middle-aged, Havaiana-wearing, beer-swilling, unfashionable, metal-loving-meditating-badass Aussie yogini.

Please, rest assured, I’m not going to push products you don’t really need to travel solo successfully.

Instead, I’ll offer advice on topics like how to pack efficiently and wisely, fly-stay-and-eat cheaply, take the best travel photos, meet people, play with locals, have authentic experiences, and even how to get laid and/or fall in love with yourself 😉 – all mixed in with boring solo female travel stories on how I came to such conclusions.


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