As a child I was lucky enough to go abroad every year on a family holiday from the age of 4 onwards. This meant that I had flown and travelled regularly from an early age. From many places in Europe to Australia and the USA I got to see a variety of different places and cause a lot of mischief with my twin sister!! Growing up in a small town with not a lot to do, going on holiday with my family was always one of the most exciting things I looked forward to. Maybe not as fun as Christmas day but it was a close second!! New experiences, new friends and no school for at least a week!! The new food wasn’t always my favourite part as I was quite picky as child but thankfully my taste buds have improved since then! Now I am older and have flown the nest many years ago, it’s even more exciting planning a trip as I get to choose the destinations! Unless my other half has a say!! He insists on dragging me to every football stadium in every city we visit! Here’s a few pics below from a silly selfie outside the Moulin Rouge, Paris to Australia, Italy, Thailand and Vietnam. Oh and a ‘character building’ selfie from the summit of mount Snowdon Wales UK 🙂 …
As much I love travelling I have not done the whole backpacking thing for months on end however I try and squeeze in as many adventures as possible every year. Money and time dependent. Family holidays growing up were all about sun and the beach which was great, however these days I much prefer getting out and seeing the sights instead of laying on a beach all day. It seems a waste as there’s so much to learn, see and do! So my top 3 of inspirations for travel are as follows: (Kind of obvious reasons really!)
- The Experiences – What can I do when I’m there? What can I see? How can this enrich my life even just a little bit?
- The Food – Om nom nom. I say no more.
- The Culture – Finding somewhere that is completely different to home is always a great new learning experience.
There’s nothing like returning from a trip having seen the most wonderful things, eaten the most tastiest food and meeting some great people. This is enough to make anyone continue travelling!!
Read more posts from my 21 week Travel Blogging Challenge:
Week 1: Favourite Travel Photo and Intro
Week 2: Little Known Travel Tips
Week 3: Funny Travel Story
Week 4: Travel Misadventures
Week 5: Top 3 Cultural Foods
Week 6: Unusual Travel Activities/Pictures
Who else is doing the challenge?
- Wandering Outside the Box – Winta – The challenge creator!! 21 Weeks of Travel Blog Challenge
- In The Wild LA – Julie
- Trouvaille, Mon Cher – Aly
- Simply Kailin – Emily