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About me and Travel 

Travel and I have been great friend for many years now. It all began at age 14 when i moved ,with my family,  from London to Tenerife, Canary Islands. Age 20 I returned to London, to go to university, and with me i had brought my one true passion Travel!

I think having grown up in two extremely different and almost opposite environments & cultures (London & Tenerife) I understood from a very young age that the world is a big place full of exciting and wonderful, and sometimes not so wonderful things. This is where my love of travel began – I knew i  wanted to see it,  live it ,feel it and understand it all

The Milestones

1999 -So at the age of 17, I convinced my better half  Fernando,  who at this time had never left the island, to come with me to Barcelona! on a 10 day adventure. Neither of us had ever been on holiday without a parents before and had no idea what to do, or how to do it but we did it!  I feel in love not only the city and travel for the very first time . Barcelona will always hold a special place in my heart

 2008 -For many years after that I was taking 3-6 holidays a  year, and had been to almost all continents. Then at age 25  i decided it was time to really get out there and  get lost in the world. so my sister and i armed with a  an inter rail train pass, Passports and backpacks, took on Europe! from west to East and back again.

2012-My next major trip wasn’t for many years later. Aged 29  i decided to dust of My backPack and hit the road again but, this time i was GOING SOLO!  Traveling from bangkok – bali. Returing home from this trip I was made redundant, Fernando and i were in a bad place! and i was feeling lost. So me and my trusted backpack, passport and of course my travel buddy Ele the elephant ( My teddie) hit the road- solo, this time central and south America bound for 6 amazing months of travel volunteering and soul searching! This was the best experience of my life!

What’s Next?

Well a year has passed since i returned from that journey to South America.  Fernando and i are back in a great place and i am hungry for adventure. so what next? THE BIG ONE! 2015 – 18 months expedition around the world. As much as i truly love going solo i want to share those wonderful moments in my life with the most wonderful person in my life , my best friend and partner of 16 years FERNANDO! We are currently saving, planning and getting ready for what will be my most challenging but, our biggest adventure together ……..so far;)

Before the Big one – you didn’t think i was just going to sit here and do nothing from now till then did you? I told you i’m an addict!!!.. Next Stop MALTA!!!!! March 2014

2 thoughts on “Start Here

  1. Pingback: 2014 – Spring & Summer Travel plans. | Passports n Backpacks

  2. Hi busybee, nice to meet you.Your passion for travel shines! Have a fabulous time on your big RTW journey
    I know it’s been a couple of months since you pushed the follow button on our blog. Sorry I’ve taken so long to get back to you. Thank you so much for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger – come on over and join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy travels
    Alison

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