This year I travelled on my 300th flight (as a passenger). I know the exact number because I have been keeping tally. As I have been doing with hotels I’ve stayed at and marking off places I’ve visited. Crazy? Maybe. I’d rather ascribe it to being a travel fanatic.
2014 marked the year I said farewell to the 20’s. No milestone is reached without being challenged. And so a while back I decided to enter the 30’s with some goals:
- Visit another country to bring the (unique) country tally up to 30, which I achieved (rather unexpectedly) before my 30th birthday (more of that later)
- Clock up some air miles and reach my 300th flight, which I reached shortly after turning 30
- And starting a blog!
So the blog has been created (after months of procrastinating). And with a bit of planning (and spur of the moment trips!), I hope to take you with me on some of those journeys.
In the past year I’ve worked in Sydney and Cape Town and attended business meetings in Germany. I travelled like a local elsewhere in Australia and South Africa, holidayed in New Zealand, and went on safari in East Africa… And kept my office job on weekdays.
There’s a saying that “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. I have read a few pages of that book already, and there’s space for many more pages within it.