Most of us marvel at the excitement and adventure experienced by other people who have had the opportunity to travel, but it is only the minority of us whom have the nerve to experience travelling first hand. We tend to come up with a list of excuses from not having the time, not fit enough, too risky etc. etc. The truth is the "average" person is just too scared! I spent years telling myself it wasn't possible. That it was not practical to give up a job, home, etc and pack my bags and disappear for a while...the truth was I was scared, petrified to be blunt. But one evening I realised that I really did not have anything to lose and I had plenty to gain.


Backpacking is one of the greatest experiences I ever had in my life. I recommend it to anyone and if you have the opportunity to participate in the experience before you settle down with children and mortgages - don't hold back - I promise you won't regret it! I only did it for a very short time compared to many but it was one of the best experiences of my life. I would like to share a little of my travel experiences with you, and also some of the holidays I have been on and other places I have visited.