Where does your love for travels come from?
It comes from my love of nature, ever since I was a child I was obsessed with wildlife programs, David Attenborough was my idol. It was through watching documentaries from an early age that I decided I wanted to travel. I wanted to go on safari in Africa, go whale watching and see brown bears in Alaska to name a few. This obsession to see the world only grew as I bought my first globe, put up a world map in my room and started to buy encyclopedias on the earth and animals.
What triggered you to start to travel?
I can’t remember a defining moment which triggered me to want to travel, it was just something that I always wanted to do. Many people want to travel but most people don’t do it! It was the fear of regret which MADE me travel. The thought of not going traveling and living to regret, it scared me, so I guess thats what triggered me the most. After all how could I live with myself if I didn’t?
After University I went traveling with 2 of my friends around Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. The trip lasted 2 months in total but it wasn’t enough, it only gave me a taste and by the time I got home I had the travel bug. I spent the next year and a half working full time dreaming of traveling again. I saved up enough money in that time and went. This time I would go on my own and would end up traveling for almost a year.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
What is it about traveling that you love so much?
There are so many things I love about traveling, that it’s hard to choose just one. If I had to narrow it down I would say having absolute freedom! Not knowing what to expect from day to day and having the time and flexibility to go wherever you want and do whatever you want. You’re not confined to the 9-5 working world which becomes the routine of life. I love the phrase “Go everywhere and Do everything” because it sums up my idea of living. And it’s only when I’m traveling that I truly feel like I’m living and making the most out of life. Life is a bunch of experiences which you need to seek out, whether its cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa, bungee jumping in New Zealand, going on an African safari, watching the sunrise over the Namib Desert, hiking to Machu Picchu, or going on a tiger safari in India.
How do you decide where to travel?
Friends, family and other fellow travelers all have a great influence on where I travel to next. When I spent 9 months traveling around Africa, America and South America, I met a lot of people who all told me I must see India! After listening to their incredible stories and my own research I was sold on the idea. I booked a ticket to go there a week before I was meant to go home, but ended up extending my trip for another 6 weeks. If it wasn’t for the friends I met traveling, I probably would have never made it to India.
Blogs, TV, films and documentaries also inspire me a lot and play a huge part in the decisions on where to travel next. As do restraints such as time, money and work. Although I would like to spend 3 months traveling around China and South East Asia I just currently don’t have the time. I’m currently working full time so I like to include some relaxation time in my travels right now.
Where are you at the moment and what does the future hold?
I’m in Liverpool, England working full time in digital marketing but I travel as much as I can in-between work. I’m heading off to Australia, Thailand and Vietnam very soon which I’m super excited for. I will continue to travel when I can but the dream is to travel as a fulltime career, hopefully my blog will one day grant me the freedom to achieve this dream.