My Story

In October 2011 I quit my day job as a journalist and set off on my very own grown up gap year, travelling solo and completing 30 challenges around the world before I turned 30. Along the way I danced a tango in Argentina, came face to face with 400 dolphins in New Zealand and had a panic attack on Β an elephant in Thailand. I also got caught up in a rock fight in Bolivia, experienced an earthquake in Peru and became a minor local celebrity in China.

I think everybody, no matter what their age, should get the chance to experience a gap year and I hope my blog helps to answer some of the practical questions about deciding how and when you should take a career break or sabbatical, as well as pointing out some of the amazing places you might want to add to your own bucket list.

Happy travels!

26 responses to “My Story

  1. Hi there! I found your blog as I work with Jennifer James at Mom Bloggers for Social Good and I see you are going to Zambia with her. Looks like your blog is right up my alley! I look forward to following your blog as well as your trip! πŸ™‚ nicole

      • Wonderful! You sounds so awesome too! I love the whole idea around “the grown up gap year!” I love to travel too and have been lucky to be able to extensively even with kids (very supportive husband and parents who watch them). You’ve got to just go for it in life as you’ve only got one shot. Anyway, looking forward to reading more of your trip to Zambia and also about your travels too! πŸ™‚

  2. Just bumped into your blog – what a great story and you have experienced so much πŸ™‚ Happy traveling! Irene

  3. Love your blog and the concept of a grown up gap year. It’s sort of what my husband and I were going for when we moved abroad to serve with Peace Corps in Jamaica- we thought of it as a sabbatical, but now we may just keep on traveling!

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