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 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. In 2009, 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!
In the Summer of 2019 I took a break from wandering the world and mostly spent time in the UK and Ireland. During this time I started this website to share some stories about the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met. I hope to provide useful information about off the beaten track destinations I’ve visited and hikes I’ve enjoyed.
In 2020 I am continuing to run tours in Asia with Dragoman Overland. If you would like to join me a trip please get in touch below!
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