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Hello! And thank you for stopping by The Flashpacker!

I’m Bridget, the founder of The Flashpacker, which is a website dedicated to helping you travel smarter, safer and solo in affordable luxury.

My website is for you if you are:

 

Who am I?

I’m a London-based traveller who has recently taken early retirement from a long career as an NHS pharmacist. Unlike most female solo travel bloggers out there, I’m well past my 20s and 30s.

But what I have lost in youth, I have gained in experience.

At 19, I had my first travel misadventure, camping with a friend in the south of France, where an enormous storm demolished our tent. Since then, I have explored many corners of our planet, swapping cockroach-ridden hostels for boutique hotels. No further tents were harmed during these adventures.

I am at peace walking barefoot across a soft sandy beach or gazing at snow-capped mountains. I’m an outgoing introvert, a procrastinator-perfectionist and I cry at soppy movies. I am a complete cinephile, self-confessed Trekkie – the Original Series is the best …. obviously!  – and a weakness for Lindor chocolates.

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How I can help you to travel better

At The Flashpacker, I share my travel experiences, both triumphs and mistakes, and give you practical tips to help you make your travel dreams a reality.

We’re talking about mostly solo adventures on a midrange budget, with the odd splurge on luxury hotels, business class flights and cruises. No backpacking tales of travelling on $50 a day here! There are budget travel bloggers out there who will tell you about that far better than I.

Being a London lass, I make no apology for including a sprinkling of tales from my much-loved home city 🙂

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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!