About Valerie Steele Colton

  • After a successful 20 years in the travel business as co-founder/director of Dial a Flight/Lotus Supertravel, subsequent careers in private schools marketing and business advice, I am globetrotting once again.
  • As part of the growing solo 55+ female traveller category, I can report directly on the pros and cons.
  • A proficient golfer, skier, hiker and biker, passable conversational Spanish, specialities include adventures, health and fitness and responsible tourism.
  • My travel industry background gives me an insiders viewpoint 
  • My professional photography expertise makes sure I get the most evocative and appealing shots. 
  • Recent trips include volunteer teaching and travelling through Costa Rica and a month in Cuba. 
  • Never happier than being the 'only blonde on the bus' I have real enthusiasm for adventures . Anything from white water rafting in Costa Rica to Salsa in Santiago de Cuba.  

views, reviews & images

UK based 55+ solo female traveller, looks for the authentic 


Pictures that tell a story and words that paint a picture

the invisible woman

Can usually pass untroubled by attention, thus gaining a unique insight into other lives and other worlds

an experienced viewpoint

A seasoned travel industry, marketing and photography professional can give an objective viewpoint and accurately report back

Pleased to meet you

Much happier on the other side of my camera

Minus 26 degrees

That's Val d'Isere for you in January - at least the snow was deep and crisp and even

I'm the one at the front with the silly grin

White water rafting in 2017 in Costa Rica - what a blast !