Up to the age of 16 I hadnít travelled further than Wales, so I donít know where the travel bug came from. I gave up my job at 19 (much to my parents delight) and set of to explore, spending 3 years backpacking and working my way around Europe, taking in 18 countries and almost that many jobs. With the travel bug firmly in place I then embarked on a 5 year trip to the Far East, working on and off in Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. After having been granted residency in Australia, I flew back home to break the good news to my folks and was on my way back to Australia when I got sidetracked by a stopover in Thailand, where I ended up staying (and losing my Australian residency) and starting a scuba diving centre with friends, where I still live and work for 8 months a year, giving me plenty of time to indulge my travelling dreams Ė but England is, and always will be, home. Iím drawn to any remote, isolated location on the world map but my true travelling dream, for as long as I can remember, had always been Antarctica. It wasnít until 2 years ago that I first travelled to the Polar Regions, making 3 trips to the Arctic within 18 months, and immediately knew this was going to remain a life-long love affair. I realised my dream last March, kayaking south of the Antarctic Circle, so now itís time to start planning a new dream Ė but Iím going to savour that one for a while yet.
My Favorite Places:
Antarctica wins hands down, closely followed by Ilulissat Icefjord. Then, in no particular order: New York, Masai Mara, Australian outback, Ladakh, north/west Scotland, Barcelona, Jan Mayen Island, southern Switzerland, Bhaktapur & most of the coastal villages of Devon and Cornwall.