Welcome to my journey! I’m a 29-year old college instructor from Newfoundland, Canada who’s about to embark on a month-long backpacking trip across Europe. In 2005, I had the amazing opportunity to study in Harlow, UK for a semester with Memorial University and that’s when I caught the travel bug. Since then I’ve travelled all over England, have listened to folk music in Dublin, worked in the Highlands of Scotland, drank in the pubs of Edinburgh, paid my respects on the battlefields of France, watched hockey in Montreal, read books in New York City and rode roller coasters in Florida. Most recently, I’ve basked in the sun in the Bahamas, St. Maarten and St. Thomas.
However, my most adventurous trip to date happened in May of 2010 when I sold all of my belongings and moved to London, UK to teach in Secondary schools throughout the city. While I was there, I took a month to work at a bed & breakfast in Kilchrenin, Scotland, and from there I visited many villages in the Scottish Highlands, Glasgow and Edinburgh. While this wasn’t my first experience travelling solo, it was the most eye opening. I realized that not only was travelling solo fun (when else can you decide to go on a random pub crawl with brand new friends and not have to confer with tons of other travel buddies), but I discovered that travelling solo allowed me to visit cities in half the amount of time that it would take large groups.
On May 9th, I leave the comfort of my home in rural Newfoundland to travel to London, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, Florence, Nice and Paris. I’ll be staying entirely in hostels and it will be a great way of meeting fellow backpackers and hopefully other solo female travellers in places. I’m also travelling via train, which is hands down the most relaxing and enjoyable method of travelling out there. Nothing beats being able to show up 10 minutes before your train leaves and seeing the beautiful country side as your fly by.
Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my trip as much as I love the adventure myself.