So if you don’t know already, I’m Sarah from Scotland and I began my travels in November 2015.
I always knew I wanted to go travelling at some point in my life so I started a savers account in 2012 or 2013.
It wasn’t until the start of 2015 that I realised I was now in my mid twenties and still saying one day I’ll go travelling. I was wasting my days away just 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 in November 2015.
My friend Emma came with me to Thailand for two weeks and since then I’ve travelled alone around Asia, Australia and now New Zealand.
It’s so clichy to say but travelling alone is the best thing I’ve ever done. Its changed my life and I have so much confidence now. Plus having the freedom to wake up and decide where to go next is bliss.
The only downside of living out of a backpack is having to carry my backpack and because you’re moving around so much you end up losing things and throwing a lot of food away (Western countries) . It makes eating healthy feel impossible, or maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for Australia and New Zealand’s $5 Domino’s pizza!
If you read my first blog post it explains why I’ve decided to finally start blogging now. One day I’ll organise this site more and post about all the crazy things I’ve been doing prior to starting this blog (February 2017) but for now it’s just going to be current content.
Countries I’ve visited :
- UK (Home)
- Netherlands x2
- Greek Islands – Zante, Crete and Corfu
- USA (Florida x2)
- Thailand x2
- New Zealand
Countries I want to visit (no order): Philippines, Fiji, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Austria, Mynmar and Croatia. I also want to go back to Vietnam and travel the north because I only visited the south. Another plan is to spend one summer following some European festivals so as you can imagine this list could be so much bigger.