Browsing Archive: January, 2017

Why Travel Solo?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, January 11, 2017,

Why not?

Many people want to travel but, when they raise the topic among family and friends, they don’t hear enthusiasm. Instead, there are excuses like, “Oh, yes, I would love to go to Borneo, Brisbane, Bali, but…we need a new garden fence, a new car, I don’t like foreign food, don’t want vaccinations, hate flying…”

There is always an excuse. Some people say they want to travel but, let’s face it, they will never get around to it. My question is why should you wait for oth...


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Put down your phone and watch people

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Monday, January 9, 2017,
I love travel - whether it is on a local bus or a long-haul flight, travel gives me the chance to watch people. However, I'm amazed at how many people gaze into their mobile phones rather than ponder the stream of humanity that passes them by. We can read so much about strangers' lives - or at least I can.
The group of three on a train - two girls and a boy. One girl starts to crack her water bottle loudly whenever her friend talks to the boy - is she trying to drown out her friend's words? I...
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It happens


Yvonne Barlow Editor and people watcher. I love non-fiction and the ex-journalist in me believes a good novel can never match the human story.

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