Journeys across the globe
a few words
If it’s to be … it’s up to me.
Only you can create your future…
Teenage me off to Disneyland… excitement was an understatement! As a child I grew up watching Disney cartoon characters, so as a teenager a family holiday to visit my favourite characters and amusement rides was a dream come true. Little did I realise at the time, looking back now I was mesmerised by “It’s a Small World” boat ride in Fantasyland. I was in awe as I looked at all the different dolls from countries around the world, displaying their costumes and traditional outfits. As I drifted along on the boat, I wished I could visit every one of their countries. It set my dreams afloat to explore our glorious world and everything it offered us.
Enthusiastic, yet nervous and naive as I ventured off my first major international holiday without my parents in tow. …. 8 weeks around United Kingdom, Europe then United States with my partner at the time, although then September 11 attacks occurred in United States whilst travelling around England. It didn’t dampen my spirits to travel then, nor does it now, although it changed how we all travelled thereafter.
The journey which set the tone for all future holidays…. Africa. My first trip to explore Africa with two friends was my first international holiday since my European holiday with my former partner. It opened my eyes to what the world offered; adventure, culture, wildlife, friendships and freedom. I couldn’t have asked for a more liberating experience, and just what I needed at that time in my life.
Taking the plunge for my first solo holiday, I kept it short to a 10 day tour around China, which I only booked two weeks prior as a last minute decision over the Christmas period. All new experiences travelling alone: will I get lost, will I make friends, will I get mugged, the list was endless. What do you know, I survived and actually thrived from the holiday and became more independent and liberating. No holding back future solo adventures now.
There’s no stopping me (well only a global pandemic!) besides that slight hurdle, an aspiring travel writer, I’ll venture to any destination whether it be solo, with friends, a partner or family. I adore visiting new destinations, witnessing wildlife in its natural habitat, capturing images of gorgeous landscapes, learning about other cultures… the list is endless. There is so much to experience and share in this world, there’s not enough time to visit everywhere!