Hello! Thanks for dropping in 🙂

I’m Coralie Thornton, the writer and photographer behind Grey Globetrotters – the website dedicated to helping you travel smarter, safer and solo in affordable luxury.

Grey Globetrotters is for you if you are:

  • woman over 50 looking for tips on travelling alone, drawn from actual experience
  • Looking for inspiration and honest destination guides based on first-hand knowledge
  • Searching for ways to stretch your travel budget

Who am I?

About Coralie - Grey Globetrotters over 50s Travel Blog

I’m a UK-based part-time travel blogger with a rewarding full-time professional career. I work hard to make the most of every scrap of my paid leave.

Unlike many other female solo travel bloggers, I’m an empty-nester in my 50s. My blog is not filled with Instagram-perfect poses in floaty dresses or buttock-baring bikinis. Perish the thought!

While I’m well past the first flush of youth, those extra miles on my clock have come with plenty of experiences.

At 14, I had my first big travel adventure without my family: I spent a month in India and Nepal working on a conservation project. At 17, I went to Greece with a girlfriend and spent a whole day picking sea urchin spines out of my foot after an impromptu swim!

Since then, I’ve explored almost 40 countries across five continents, staying in everything from tents, boats and hostels to luxury hotels and castles. These days, I prefer boutique hotels, comfortable B&Bs and quirky, individual places.

When I’m not travelling or planning a trip, I’m a dog mum and history nerd who loves castles and cathedrals, afternoon tea and cheese. Lots of cheese…

How can I help you to travel better?

At Grey Globetrotters, you’ll discover my travel experiences, mishaps, and practical tips to help you make your travel dreams a reality. Mostly, you’ll find inspiration for solo travel adventures on a midrange budget, with the occasional splurge on luxury hotels.

Having grown up in Jersey, lived and worked in London for years, and finally (well, for now!) settled in Yorkshire, I make no apologies for sharing content about these much-loved places. 

Ready to get started?

Sit back, relax with a cuppa – or something stronger – and dive into my site. I aim to inspire and inform, and I hope you enjoy the website as much as I enjoy creating it.

Check out the latest blog posts, choose your destination, or browse through my travel tips.

Thanks for stopping by. I can’t wait to inspire your travel adventures.

Until next time Grey Globetrotters