When I boarded the plane to New Zealand all those years ago, I was leaving behind the bitterness and humiliation of a failed three and a half year relationship. A relationship that had yo-yoed back and forth for a further two years. The relationship had taken all my energy and self-worth and left me broken. … Continue reading Why travelling helped me to fall in love again.
Being the daughter of someone labelled a ‘paranoid schizophrenic’, being told I was ‘clinically depressed’ at 18, and working in the mental health field, I know all too well the struggles of living with mental health issues. The confusion, the misunderstanding, the fear and the utter hopelessness. Medication seems to be, all too often, the … Continue reading Travel – My anti-depressant
“NO WAY!!” I would say when asked if I was going to do the Nevis Bungy jump on my first trip to New Zealand in 2011. I remember sitting in the hostel room in Queenstown watching everyone’s bungy jump video’s, my legs turning to jelly. You are absolutely bat sh*t crazy I would think to … Continue reading New Zealand: Facing my fears at the Nevis Bungy
“Oh my god, you’re so lucky”, “I wish I could travel”. These are just two of the responses I am all so often greeted with when I share my travel stories or upload my pictures. And these are the two that frustrate me the most. Yes, I am incredibly blessed but I am far from … Continue reading You say I’m lucky.
Page is a small town in Northern Arizona located on the shores of the stunning Lake Powell. Page is perfectly located for exploring many of the American Southwest's renowned national parks and monuments which are all just a short trip from Page. On a recent trip Las Vegas, we rented a car and headed for Page to see … Continue reading USA: The wonders that await you in Page, Arizona.
The Travel Bug: Signs and Symptons. So, you’ve returned home from that once in a lifetime trip and can’t stop telling all your friends and anyone who will listen all about it, the trip that changed your life, the best thing you ever did. What if you’ve caught the travel bug from your trip? Here’s … Continue reading The Travel Bug: Signs and Symptoms.