Hello! Thank you for stopping by The Flashpacker.

I’m Bridget Coleman and I established this award-winning website in 2018. My mission is to help you travel smarter, safer and solo in affordable luxury.

My website is for you if you are:

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Who am I?

I’m a London-based full-time travel blogger and am also a qualified pharmacist with a PhD in Health Informatics. Unlike most female solo travel bloggers, I’m well past my 30s.

But what I have lost in youth, I make up for in experience. Over the last four decades, I have visited more than 70 countries, most as a solo traveller.

I am at peace walking barefoot across a soft sandy beach or gazing at snow-capped mountains. I am an outgoing introvert who is a complete cinephile and an unashamed Trekkie (the Original Series is the best, obviously!).

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How I can help you to travel better

The travel advice information in The Flashpacker is based on first-hand experiences, both triumphs and mistakes. It has all the practical tips you need to help you make your travel dreams a reality.

I pay for all of my travel and aim to show that it is possible to travel in comfort on a midrange budget, with the occasional splurge on luxury hotels, business class flights and cruises.

Want to know more?

That’s easy.

Sit back in a chair, make yourself a cup of tea – or a glass of something stronger – and have a peek at my site.  My aim is to inspire and inform and I hope you enjoy the website as much as I enjoy creating it.

Finally, feel free to contact me at any time for questions or just to chat! I love to hear from you; simply email me at hello@theflashpacker.net

Happy travels!

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