I knew I wanted to go travelling at some point in my life but if I am being honest thought of actually leaving terrified me. It wasn’t until the start of 2015 that I realised I was now in my mid-twenties and still saying I’ll go travelling…one day. I was wasting my days away working in a call centre and living for the weekend – I really hated this boring lifestyle and needed out! In May 2015 I applied for an Australian working holiday visa and booked a one-way ticket to Bangkok.
It is so cliche to say but travelling alone has been the best decision I have ever made – it pushes you out of your comfort zone, builds on your confidence and provides complete freedom/flexibility to do what you want. A lot of people make the presumption that solo travelling as a female is unsafe but it’s really not as scary as you think – common sense and trusting your instinct helps!
My highlights have been skydiving; becoming a certified Open Water Diver (18m); The Tongariro Alphine Crossing; camping and driving a four wheel drive around the worlds largest sand island, Fraser Island; Franz Josef Heli-Hike; White-Water Rafting; down the Kaituna River and it’s 7m waterfall; accepting that creepy crawlies will be your friend whether you like it or not, not coming home with a shit I went to Asia tattoo and finally liking beer.
Countries I have visited :
- UK (Home)
- Netherlands x2
- Greek Islands – Zante, Crete and Corfu
- USA (Florida x2)
- Thailand x2
- Vietnam x2
- Singapore x2
- New Zealand
Next trip: Europe 2018
I said I would keep this blog up to date but it really was too hard without a laptop! If you want recommendations or advice about any countries just send me a message instead. 🙂