A DECADE OF TRAVEL
It’s now been 12 years since my first solo trip to the U.S. and 10 years since Oz. From then I’ve been on countless trips which have taken me from the ice caves in Iceland to the edge of the world in Saudi Arabia.
ROBBED BY POLICE TO THE MOST EPIC SUNSETS!
Coming back from my Oz trip I would never have imagined that 10 years later I would have visited almost 150 countries and be on my way to visiting every country in the world!
WHAT I’VE SEEN
It sounds counter intuitive but I have a bucket list that seems to grow the more I travel. From wanted to jump off and bridge and out of a plane it soon developed into a list of anything that took my fancy. From diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa to hiking a volcano in Guatemala.
Apart from the crazy once in a lifetime experiences there is also the questionable food I’ve eaten, dirty mattresses I’ve slept on and one or two toilet dramas, yes that’s a shout out to you Guatemala!!
WHAT I’VE LEARNED
It’s cliché I know but these experiences have brought me more value than anything else I could have spent my money on. Meeting locals on the train in Sri Lanka or getting drunk on some homemade brew with the Maasai Tribe were both highlights. These are the kind of experiences I continue to look out for when I’m on the road.
Saying that I’m still partial to the odd party such as a full moon in Thailand or the Carnival in Colombia. Sometimes sharing the experience with other travellers is just as good!
I can’t see things changing that much if I’m honest. Yes, COVID might have put the brakes on the travels but that’s just a minor blip and a break I probably needed! Africa is the continent I have visited the least so expect to see plenty of pain and suffering on those stories as well as the tropics of the South Pacific islands and the Caribbean. I might have visited 150 countries but there is still plenty to see!
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
- Do you have any plans for the next year?
- Which countries do you plan to visit?
Let me know in the comments below . . .