When I was fourteen, I went on the school ski trip to Austria and realised that the bus drivers were being paid to be on holiday. I didn’t want to be a bus driver, but I knew I wanted to travel or work abroad for my job.
I went on every school trip offered to us, saving all of my tomato picking wages to pay for them. I studied in the UK but I did my internship year in Spain and Germany. I graduated university and decided to take a gap year before starting work; I travelled/studied/volunteered in Central America, worked a ski season in Austria and then became an English teacher in Russia. Three years later, I’m still on my gap year; living in Moscow, and usually travelling during the winter and summer holidays.
I write this blog to save as many of my travel memories as I can, and so my family and friends can read about what I have been doing, if they so wish! Reading it back, I often can’t believe I’ve been to so many cool places.
I named it Dream, Explore, Love, as it’s the process I go through on every trip I take.
I often rely on other people’s blogs when I’m dreaming a trip, so I try to include practical information to help other travellers who are also in the same situation.