About me

RiA Vistas - solo travel blogger

I’m RiA, a female solo travel blogger.  I’m here to help inspire the solo traveller in you and get you closer to your own solo travel adventure.

If you’re interested in visiting new places but need some inspiration to go it alone, follow my journeys as I do the same.  I’ll be sharing my tips, advice and experiences to help you plan your own solo travel trip!  

So, why did I start travelling solo…? 

A thought.... That's all it was. That's how it started. Let your thoughts take you on a new adventure!

Morning at Possidi Beach - Halkidiki_RiA Vistas

A bit about why

Working full-time (and with a few hobbies here and there) means that being on the road or away for weeks or months at a time, doesn’t quite work for me.  Despite that, I’m always thinking of where to go to next.  The desire to do this all started with a thought.  A simple thought that’s turned into a series of mini-adventures.  Spurred on by a few events a couple of years back, I wanted to get away on my own.  I wanted to take some time out to just be me.

I surprised myself really as the thought of travelling alone was a little scary.

RiA at Top of The Rock - Manhattan New York_RiA Vistas solo trave

One of my hobbies is photography and over time my interest grew.  I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures.  I was always the one who had to buy more film or another disposable camera on holiday (do you remember those)?  

Solo travel

My desire to travel, and my growing passion for photography, has blended perfectly.  I’m all about a lot of travel and captured moments along the way.   

Since doing so, I’ve found new things that interest me or have uncovered buried interests that just needed a key to unlock them.  

A travel blog seemed the perfect platform to share my solo travel experiences as well as beautiful vistas through my photography.  It also seemed a great way for me to share my tips and advice to help others on their solo travel journey.  I found that although initially daunting, travelling solo and being on my own, allows me to appreciate what’s around me even more.  I always get asked what it’s like to be a female solo traveller.  For me now, it’s become my norm.

So, here you are and that’s pretty much it.  Okay, so there’s a lot more to it than that but you haven’t got all day, have you? I’m just RiA, a female solo travel blogger.  Follow me on my travels as I aim to inspire the solo traveller in you too!  

View over Omiš, Split_RiA Vistas

Find out how and where I decided to go on my first solo holiday.

Where will you go on your first solo travel journey?

Content and photography

The written and photographic content on riavistas.com is the property of RiA Vistas unless otherwise stated and where so, credit is given.  Imagery and the articles on this website should not be used without permission.  If you’d like me to guest post, please contact me at [email protected].

Travel resources

I use a number of different resources to help me plan my trips including the likes of Booking.com, KayakTripadvisor and Inspirock.  Head to the resources page for more.