“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain til you see their specks dispersing? – It’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
Jack Kerouac – On The Road
Sometimes all it takes is a push for you to realise that you want more from life. A couple of years ago some events and personal tragedies conspired to remind me that life is short and if you’re not careful it will pass you by before you even realise it’s begun.
I was working a mundane job, unhappy with my lot in life, so i decided to pack my bags and embark on the adventure of a life time – Backpacking around central and South America. For me the ultimate life experiences are the ones you collect while travelling – Getting out of your comfort zone, seeing the world through new eyes or just witnessing everything this planet of ours has to offer. Who wouldn’t want that?
All good things must come to an end though and now I am back in the UK, working as a chemist to earn some money in between planning trips to the countless destinations I have on the bucket list stored in my mind. I still get to travel a lot, but rather than just backpacking I am mixing it up with trips around the UK and European city breaks as well as adventurous journeys in far flung destinations.
I still like to travel on a budget. I’m not adverse to cheap flights, dorm beds and overnight chicken busses – It all adds to the adventure. However, now that i’m working again, you will occasionally catch me splashing out on an experience or a moment of luxury if I feel the need.
So what are you waiting for, hit the road!
Where I Have Been
Where I Have Been