The Journey So Far
This page contains a chronological list of all the trips I have been on.
I've put together some posts which detail some of the most ridiculous highlights of my travel life before 2012. You can find out all about the time I trod on a drug syringe in Mallorca or the time a woman died in front of me on a plane to Dominica.
Back in 2012, I was 17 and still at school. I was fortunate enough to go on a cruise round the Caribbean during my easter break and then, in the summer, take-part in a school trip to Zambia. Let me tell you, this was not your average school trip. I found myself dicing with danger at every turn and sometimes wonder how I made it out alive.
During February half-term in my last ever year at school, I went on my last family holiday before I became officially independent. We journeyed to the laid-back Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy.
In the summer, I leapt head-first out of my comfort zone and embarked on first solo trip to the African country of Namibia.
In late-2013 I started University but being a hater of full-time education I couldn't help but take a trip during term-time to Mallorca. This gave me a written warning.
I kicked-off 2014 by quitting University. I had other plans now to set-up a business alongside, Lewis, my boyfriend. Setting-up a business in intense and requires more commitment than I could ever have dreamed off. Therefore, 2014 was a very quiet year until finally we booked a trip for September 2014 to go to South Africa.
The South Africa trip was an all-inclusive horse riding holiday which cost more than I care to admit. To top things all off, shortly before our departure, looking after a loan horse had put Lewis off horses and so he could no longer ride.
I still enjoyed myself. Sadly this was to be the last trip we could take for a long time.
I'd worked on our business non-stop for the last few years. Finally we were able to have a long-weekend in Scotland in August.
Later that year, our burn-out was becoming too much and working non-stop was causing issues for my mental health. As a result, we booked a 2-week trip to Mahé island, the largest island in the Seychelles.
Work commenced as usual until summer hit. I was hit with a desire to travel, as is often the case. However, work wouldn't permit us leaving, not even for a long-weekend. I gave up on the concept but Lewis wracked his brains and came up with a genius idea - camping!
We bought our gear the same day and headed out for just 1 night in the Lake District, a couple of hours from where we are based in the UK.
This was the start of our summer of camping. We followed-up with a night in the Peak District and then finally 2 nights in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.
At the end of the summer, I finally went on a long-weekend away with my friends from high-school. I'd been postponing a trip like this since I left school in 2013. It was to be a girl's only trip (upon their request) and I didn't feel I had too much in common with most of them anymore. Anyway, for some reason, I went through with it, only for things to go pretty tits-up.
Finally, the last few months of the year had a surprise tucked within them. For 2 weeks of November I went on the best trip of my life - a road-trip around my favourite country, Namibia.
What a way to end the year!
What a year 2018 was! The year started with some wonderful growth for my small business. I put it down to the fact that I was super-duper refreshed after having the time of my life in Namibia. Or maybe many years of hard work was finally starting to pay off.
As a result, 2018 was my biggest year of travel since starting work on my business. We hit the Asian island of Sri Lanka, my all-time fave island of Mallorca, the Greek island of Kefalonia and finally the Spanish island of Tenerife. I even got engaged in Tenerife!
- Our Backpacking Adventure through Sri Lanka
- Police Encounters, Speeding Tickets & Missed Flights, All in 1 Weekend in Mallorca
- Falling in Love with the Greek Island of Kefalonia
- My Engagement Weekend in Tenerife
This page is a work in progress! More will be added at a later date.