My passion for travel began when I started working as Cabin Crew for Virgin Atlantic at the age of 18. I didn’t have a plan when I left school (I didn’t really excel at anything) and the thought of university TERRIFIED me. So I decided to embrace the shiny red shoes, the red lipstick and go see the world.
I was lucky enough to visit so many places that I could never have even dreamed of visiting if it wasn’t for working in the airline industry. Although some of the trips were short in duration, the frequency in which we traveled to certain destinations soon meant that Dubai and New York became my second home. In fact, I could navigate my way round these cities better than London, which I’ve only visited a handful of times (shame on me I know 🙈).
Whilst working for Virgin Atlantic, the many places I visited, the people I met along the way, the chance encounters, the crazy lifestyle, all made me in to the person I am today. It built my confidence and gave me an independence that I didn’t know I had.
But…..as they say…..all good things come to and end and after eight years of flying around the world I decided to give up my wings and do what my family would refer to as ‘getting a real job!’
In 2011, I applied to UCAS and successfully got my place at Bournemouth University to study Paramedic Science. After two long years of academia I became a fully qualified Paramedic and have been doing this since.
Although I love my job now and I wouldn’t change it for anything, my passion for travel never left me. Working for the NHS is no easy feat but I am lucky enough to get plenty of time off and the money isn’t too bad either.
So, here I am…..a 34 year old female solo traveller, funding my travel habits by driving ambulances and saving lives, currently working my way through my Bucketlist of dream destinations. Please come and join me on my journey and share my travel stories and experiences….