Ticking Off the Bucket List

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Scratch that travel itch

By on August 18, 2015

The main reason I love sharing my travel adventures is not to brag.

No really, it’s not.

Yes, there is always that ‘from where you’d rather be’ postcard perfect photo but it’s never intended to be a thumb-nosed ha ha I’m here while your slaving away in your office cubicle post.

No really, it’s not.

You don’t believe me, do you?

First and foremost I love sharing my travel experiences to inspire. I want people to not just daydream about sitting on a tropical island beach somewhere, trekking mountain ranges or going on an African safari, but to actually use their holiday leave and book that bloody ticket. Or in my case, when the wanderlust gene is far too strong to ignore anymore, quit your job and take that chance to become a traveller, not just a tourist.

It doesn’t matter if you have a week or a year up your sleeve, you can travel. If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen. Except winning the lotto, I’ve wanted that pretty badly for while now and I still can’t seem to make that happen ;(

Back to inspiring people.

When you travel for longer periods of time, you do miss your family and friends back home. The biggest thing for me is being away for a whole year of my niece and nephews’ lives. At 5, 3 and 1, a year is a LONG time. They’ve already grown so much in the last couple of months.

So while I’m away, I want them to be inspired and to hopefully be as curious and adventurous about this amazing world we live in.

Before I left home I bought them a scratch off map of the world (around $20 on Ebay) so they could follow my travels from home and learn a little about each of the countries as I go.

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One of the biggest kicks I get now after crossing the border of a new country is waiting for the Facebook photo from back home of them scratching off the map.

If I only inspire one person to take a chance, follow their dreams or to scratch that travel itch, then I’ll be even happier than I am right now.

I think I’ve already inspired two.

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