“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – St. Augustine
As an avid reader, I felt as though I could always relate to St. Augustine. Countries are chapters, cities are paragraphs and the culture is between the lines. Some people rush through, only scraping the surface while others spend long periods of time trying to truly understand what is in front of them.
Travelling and Adventure go hand in hand. I love exploring new places and meeting new people. Combing my two greatest loves, the Great Outdoors and Photography, travelling has become a natural interest. The desire to travel started at 18, based on sheer wanderlust. I was in my first year at College with a ten-year plan.
I grew up with a large family, with its members spread out around the Globe. Before Skype, the regular calls to Australia, Europe and America would be talked about for weeks. I actually remember when my dad got Skype to speak to my brother, living in Australia, for the first time. We had dial-up internet and less than 1 million Skype users to compete with.
The best thing about having family members living in various countries is that it constantly reminded us that there was more out there. The “should-be” family unions were always discussed, and spending a few hours travelling to see someone for lunch was expected. Ironically, I’ve almost always lived in small towns, the kind home to a few citizens who have never felt the need to leave the post code area. I think the contrast has always fed my desire to travel.
A few years ago, I had a hit-list of three areas left to see; New Zealand, India and Africa. With two of those checked off and an Africa trip a few weeks away, the list only continues to grow! I am hoping to get a chance to visit Iran next spring and do another Himalayas mission (Tibet, Nepal and India) next autumn!
Travel makes you realise that no matter how much you know, there’s always more to learn.
I love having my blog as a platform to share my inspirations, my adventures and my (hopefully) not-so-many misfortunes! I love keeping a travel diary and now I can share it with you!