I have always wanted to travel for as long as I can remember. My plan was to do the big OE as soon as I finished university but I met my now husband and that changed plans a bit! He was travelling to Hawaii to compete in the Ironman Triathlon World Championships and I thought it was an opportunity not to miss to go with him. That was my first overseas trip and I was hooked! We went again the next year and then my feet got just too itchy to bear. We planned a six month trip around the world - to South America, Europe, India and Nepal - which we thought would get travelling out of our systems. Wrong! We went home to Australia, got married, bought a house but the world was still calling to us to come and explore it so we rented our house, packed our backpacks and headed to London. We planned to stay nine months and take nine months to travel home. Four and a half years later we are still here! We have seen and experienced so many amazing places but the list seems to grow rather than get shorter. We are still planning and dreaming about our long travels home, whenever that may be. We also want to combine that with some volunteer work. The only challenge is choosing a route from our huge list of dream destinations! I love adventurous travel - dog sledding in Lappland, hiking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, sea kayaking in Turkey, trekking in Nepal and canoeing in France - but I am also a fan of character filled and stylish boutique hotels, gourmet food ... and the odd spot of shopping! As well as of course soaking up the culture, history and natural beauty of our amazing world.