I am inflicted with the condition known as The Travel Bug. I'm pretty sure it's a genetic problem. My Grandma had it severely, clocking up 52 countries (including Afghanistan!) before she became too old to travel anymore. Other members of my family have this problem although on a much lesser scale but unfortunately I've taken after my Grandma in this regard and often find myself itching to make it to the nearest International Airport.
I have already racked up a list of countries totalling 36 now, so I'm halfway there to beating my Grandma's record and I can tick off the 30 before 30.
Over the years I've done numerous trips to the east coast visiting Melbourne on countless occasions, usually for the football and have been to Sydney twice. I've also been a fair few times to Darwin and Nhulunbuy to visit family. But domestic travel does not do much to sate the Travel Bug.
2003 saw me leave my comfort zone and head to London for a Contiki Tour around Western Europe, afterwards heading solo down to Spain and back to France. This being my first main trip, and by myself, really took my wanderlust to a new level.
In 2006 I left Perth with the intention of moving to London to live permanently. I had my Ancestry Visa so everything was easy. I travelled for 3 months covering Kuala Lumpur, Oktoberfest in Munich, parts of Eastern Europe, Switzerland, France, Ireland and Scotland. But by the time I had come to the end of my travels, I was over living out of a backpack and looking for a job, house and then going straight into a London winter wasn't exactly appealing. So I went back to Australia, from one of the biggest cities in the world, to a little coastal mining town in the Northern Territory to replenish the monetary funds.
In 2007 I went and spent that money on a trip to Russia, while
also ticking off Estonia & Belarus and Dubai. Also went back to
Poland, Germany, England and Ireland again.
Then after completing a Tourism Marketing Diploma in 2008 I moved to Melbourne so didn't do as much travel, but in 2009 I went to Langkawi and Japan. LOVED Japan! It was amazing! And I ended up going back by myself in 2011 for the cherry blossom season.
In 2012 a good mate and I travelled to South America, we partied it up in Rio for Carnaval and also visited Argentina, Bolivia, Peru before our last stop in Santiago, Chile, just in time for the Lollapalooza music festival!
Don't really have one at the moment. Have a few places that are
on my short term list like Morocco, Central America, Cambodia & Vietnam.
Long term list is more of Europe (there's a few countries I have to go tick off), India and would also like to do a trip to Eastern Africa at some point.
I'll put up all my travels on this page, hopefully completing a detailed site on each main area I visit. I love my media, so it will be packed with photos and video and also a journal of my travels there. I hope you enjoy them!
Anyway see what happens......