Hi, I had never been outside of Scotland in my life up until 2005, I had wanted to travel but couldn't afford it. So I gave up trying to save money, handed in my notice at work, gave most of what I owned away and took my old mountain bike and a new tent I had bought and left.
I then went on the most amazing trip I have ever been on, I cycled through 29 european countries, 16,000km, met lots of interesting and generous people who took me in for the night and fed me(made a welcome change from sleeping in a tent in a field)and I also met my wife!
She lived in Canada so when I finished my trip I jumped on a plane for the first time and gave her the surprise of her life!
We've been traveling together ever since and now I live in Canada.
Traveling changed my life, I'd recomend it to everyone, when my nephews and nieces turn 18 I'm buying them all a