“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wilde
In 2004, I decided to move from Australia to London with my fiancee in order to travel, taking pictures and to experience other cultures while at the same time pursue my career in Banking. After Thirteen and half years, over 300 cities (mostly European ) and 60+ countries, I am still here in London and my hunger for travel , adventure , food, wine and culture is growing stronger every day.
If I am not working, I am exploring castles , hiking /trekking scrambling up a mountain; skiing somewhere in Europe ; visiting an ancient or chic (or both) European city or a great expanse of the wilderness; or sampling the latest food, drinking cocktails or wine in London’s must-be-seen-in boltholes. I use every spare minute either organising or doing the above – you only have one life, right?
Like so many other people, I have a wanderlust for travel , adventure , food , culture and everything about the UK . Basically, anything that encourages and allows me to learn more about the world. Any excuse to be outdoors whilst enabling me to share experiences, Tips and ideas with others.
I love nothing more than meeting people from around the world, hearing and exchanging stories and experiences. Everybody has a story and I feel like life is really one big book waiting to be written and read.
Growing up as a child in a caravan in someone’s backyard in Australia, the only holiday that my parents could afford was to take me to visit my indigenous family in the bush. Granted it was fun hanging out playing with my cousins but. I am appreciative every day of how lucky I have been to be able to have travelled extensively in order to fulfil many of my life’s dreams and goals.
Ever the traditionalist, I have kept my travel experiences and adventures in and out of the UK in the form of a leather black journal, as well as notes on places I want to go in the future. I am now on to my second journal which is bursting at the seams so perhaps it is time to share my experiences past and present online (with anyone that wants to listen to my rambles).
As already mentioned, I worked during the week to pay for my adventures obsession (some may say indulgence), so I could not take months off at a time to travel. Instead, I would make the most of my weekends and my annual leave – sometimes with my husband and sometimes on my own as a solo traveller or with friends. Like so many others ( who have helped to inspire me) I have now taken the plunge and quit my full-time banking job in order to fulfill my dreams of writing, taking pictures from here in UK and around the world, as well as helping others plan their travel adventures
Hopefully, I can inform, entertain, educate encourage while at the same time give some great tips on how to travel wiser, where to go, where to hang out, while having a few laughs along the way. I am an efficient traveller and I try to fit as much as I can in and I like to treat every trip and experience as if it is my last. I am not afraid to try anything once, and have experiences ranging from trekking to Everest Base Camp , Paragliding in Turkey / to swimming with Whale sharks in Mexico.
If you want to work together send me a brief about your idea and or you want to do a guest post. Drop me an email at Melbtravel@gmail.com
NOW LET’S START OUR ADVENTURE TOGETHER!!!!