So, this is my travel blog. I’ve thought about doing this for years, and have often wondered if it’s worth the effort. Would anyone read it? Would anyone care? Could I be bothered to keep adding to it?
I’ve now decided to do it. If only for me, so I have a record of my trips, and hopefully a few people will read it and get some enjoyment, and maybe some inspiration from it.
When I made my first big trip abroad at the age of 19, I went to America for a year to work as an Au-Pair, way back in the 90’s, and travel blogs weren’t a thing then – the internet barely existed! Instead, I kept a travel journal, and recorded, on paper, my travels that year, the friends I made, the sights I saw. That travel journal still exists – it (‘they’ actually – I filled 3 notebooks that year!) lives in my wardrobe and is one of my priced possessions, along with the travel journal I kept when I went to Australia for 12 months a few years later. I still write travel journals whenever I go away, and fill them with a record of the day’s activities, along with pictures, tickets, leaflets which I have picked up as I’ve gone along.
And now, I seem to be blogging about my travels. This may not be as personal as a journal – there’ll be no silly stickers or leaflets in it, and it certainly isn’t my handwriting or my crossings-out when I write the wrong thing, but I’m hoping someone somewhere will take the time to read this blog. I love my travels, even if they’re not quite on the scale of those two 12 months trips I had years ago, and I love sharing them with people and talking about them, and this a way to share my holidays/travel with people.
Happy reading, and happy travels!!