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.
Looking after a cheetah whilst volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia
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.
A quiet beach on Mahé island in Seychelles
Work commenced as usual until summer hit. I was faced 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!
Driving through Namibia in our 4x4 with a roof-top tent
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
In March I returned to my all-time favourite continent, Africa, this time visiting my first ever West African country, The Gambia for 3 nights. The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa but don't be fooled by its small size as it has a lot to offer.
I had big plans for 2019 but few materialised. Mishap after mishap seemed to occur and it wasn't until September when I was able to travel again, this time to somewhere I like to call home - The Caribbean.
Our Caribbean trip consisted of the islands of Barbados and Dominica. But booking this trip for the peak of hurricane season didn't come without its dramas!
This page is a work in progress! More will be added at a later date.