“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”
One of Mark Twain’s most famous quotes rings true for me. I was lucky enough growing up to have parents that had a travel bug, and I’ve definitely inherited it. Perhaps a bit too much though! Since leaving Ireland in 2010 I’ve stalked bears in the Canadian Rockies, hopped alongside kangaroos in the Australian Outback, explored ancient empires in Turkey, drank medieval mead beer in Prague and much much more.
The travel bug hit me hard, and I’ve had itchy feet syndrome for a long time. I’m currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland which is a great base for travel in the UK as well Europe and further afield. Hopefully in the next year I’ll add a few more places to my scratch map, including Iran, Russia and *fingers crossed* New York.
When are you settling down?
Truth is I can’t stop, I’m always on the lookout for my next adventure. It’s difficult to have a regular life when you have such a passion for travel and venturing into the unknown. This rings true at 11AM on a Wednesday morning when I’m staring at the PC screen in work daydreaming about my next adventure and where it may take me.
……Then the realisation kicks in that I have no vacation time left the rest of the year. And that is my weakness, I don’t have enough time for everywhere I wish to see so I’ve entered a cycle of quitting jobs just to get up and go see the world
Why don’t you give up?
There has never been an easier time to see the world. With abundant cheap flights and countless volumes of information online, my next adventure can be planned from the comfort of my sofa or boldly, my office desk 😉 I’m always on the hunt for cheap deals and I’m the go to guy for questions from friends about cheap travel. Even at weekends at home or if money is tight I’ll try to explore the city or the local area. There is so much to see and do, so many people just don’t realise it.
5 – Lived in five countries (Ireland, Canada, Australia, England and now Scotland
37 – Number of countries visited
58 – UNESCO World Heritage Sights