Wednesday, 13 May 2015

My travel plans!

I've always wanted to travel, I'm not really happy staying in once place too long and the lure of seeing the world and experiencing things is so appealing to me, it's always been on my radar for when I'm "grown up". It took one break up and a loss in my life to spur me on; if not now, when? So, on New Years Eve I plucked up the courage to walk into a travel agents and get out the words; "book me a one way flight please"

Dramatic? yep! but that's me all over. And I'd come to a point where I was sick of sitting and waiting, watching while others travelled the world and had the time of their lives, sick of wondering when it would be my turn. My recent travels to America had given me such itchy feet, I could barely wait to get going again.

I booked with STA travel which is a well known travel company, specialising in 'gap year' type trips and adventures rather than your standard holidays. They were super helpful and supportive; all their staff have done their fair share of travelling so they had such good advice on where to stay, what I needed to do and what I could probably leave out. They've got a trip for every budget, every amount of time and every continent. It's really just a matter of when and where!

My plans start with a 6 week tour of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, exploring local villages, cuisine and scenery, I'm going to fit in a full moon party and some scuba diving qualifications before boarding a flight to Sydney, Australia. Here I have 3 nights booked in a hostel...and that's it! I'm planning to board the well known Greyhound bus up the East coast, stopping in all the famous places to really experience the back packer style that Australia is so known for. I have a friend in Brisbane whom I'm going to visit and it's in Brisbane that I'm hoping to settle for a time and find a job doing what I love. From there who knows what will happen!? the unknown can often be terrifying and daunting but it will make a good story and hell knows that's what I'm all about.

My journey doesn't begin until the end of the year but I'm already super excited and planning like crazy. I know it will come round fast so I'm lapping up all the travelling posts, packing advice and hostel reviews that I can! If  you've ever been to any of the places I could be going, please let me know what I need to be doing! If you have any travel type posts, leave me links as I'd love to read them!



  1. Love this post, you're going to have an amazing time! x

  2. Eek so exciting! I can't wait to hear all about it : ) I wish I was more confident to just book and go! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. This is so exciting, and something I would absolutely love to do but definitely too nervous to go alone! Can't wait to hear all about it x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  4. I can't wait to see what you get up to! I know you're going to have the best time
    I wish I had the spare cash to jet off on a one way ticket... but where would I go? :p

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

  5. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! I love travelling and cannot wait to leave school and travel the world, I went to Thailand over Christmas and its just such an amazing place, loved visiting the villages and getting involved with communities- its just such a cool place with so many lovely people!
    I hope you have an amazing time on your travels
    Ottilie xx


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