Just Heading Out – A blog for Sustainable Solo Travelers

Hi! My name is Sophie, a avid solo travelers, budget backpacker, worldwide foodie and sustainable tourism advocate. This blog is my way of sharing my experiences and travel tips with the world. From how to pack your bag to which dishes to try.

How did my journey start? Well, in 2017 I quit my job, packed a bag, and proceeded to backpack. Alone. For 4 months. And it was incredible! 

I loved it so much that I decided not to go back a “normal” life. Instead, I became a digital nomad, so that I could keep exploring this beautiful planet. In 2020, I overhauled my life again to move to Berlin as an expat and work at a travel company.

The best thing about traveling is all the beautiful things I get to see, the wonderful people I meet and the amazing delicious foods I get to try. I’ve learned a lot on all my adventures, so it only seemed right to share my insight, tips and recommendations with all of you.

So whether you are a seasoned traveler or planning your first trip, I’d be happy to help you along on your next adventure. You can find everything you need under three categories: things to do, things to eat and things to know. Or pick your dream destination from the sidebar.

Recent posts:

How to Travel on a Plant Based Diet

It’s not always easy to maintain a vegan lifestyle while traveling. Depending on where you are, you may not always have access to plant-based meals or alternatives. But hard does not mean impossible. It is definitely doable to explore the world as a vegan. It just takes preparation! With these tips, you’ll be able to travel on a plant-based diet. … More How to Travel on a Plant Based Diet

Things to Eat in Italy

From pizza and pasta to ice cream and coffee, Italian cuisine is world-famous and beloved by millions. Italy has an incredibly rich culinary tradition with strong regional roots. I have listed my favorite traditional, local products and dishes by region to help you find the best things to eat in Italy. … More Things to Eat in Italy

Things to Eat in Sardinia

Sardinian food, like most traditional Italian cuisines, revolves around local, high-quality ingredients and simple recipes. The food is hearty and humble and nothing goes to waste. Come with me to discover Sardinian food and the best things to eat in Sardinia: … More Things to Eat in Sardinia

How to Travel Alone

I’ve been traveling alone my whole adult life and I can truthfully say that it is the most empowering and rewarding experience ever. I think the trick to a successful solo trip is your mindset. Solo travel requires a little bravery and above all a positive attitude. Follow my tips for getting in the solo travel mindset and you too can learn how to travel alone. … More How to Travel Alone