Ever since I can remember I wanted get out of my home town and see what else the world had to offer. I never quite bought into the societal norm of getting an education, then a career, then finding a husband and starting a family. However, I started out along that path and by the time I was 21 I had my University degree, found a job and had a house to live in! Things didn’t stay that way for too long though and after a relationship break up in 2006 I found myself packing my bags and heading off on my first big adventure. I did what everyone else was doing at the time and booked a multi stop plane ticket which took me to Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia. (All for £550!!!!)
When I returned home after 6 months I knew it was the start of something more and spent the next two years working and saving money. With money in my pockets I moved to Canada and became a snowboard instructor. I spent 3 years in Canada using my working holiday visa before moving to California. I spent the following 2 years living and working at Lake Tahoe, doing road trips to other parts of the States when I could.
Then in 2013 came an even bigger change. I got my bus driving license and became a tour leader/driver for an overland adventure company. In this role I have run tours in Mongolia, South East Asia, East and North Africa. I have driven from Alaska to Ushuaia and from Istanbul to Beijing and back twice. During this time I’ve also squeezed in 2 winter seasons in Japan and 2 in Italy. With all this wandering I’ve visited 70 countries and have no intentions of stopping yet!
This Summer I’m having a break from touring the world and instead will be mostly wandering around the UK and Ireland. Now, having the time to run this website, I want to share some funny stories about the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met, useful information about the places and hikes I’ve enjoyed, as well as helpful hints on how to take the best photographs. I hope you enjoy!
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