Life is not a rehearsal
I started out with an adventurous heart; a previous career as a scuba diving instructor took me to Barbados & Israel (and not just Birmingham and Devon!) and I was also lucky enough as a child to have parents who thought travel was important and took us to great places for holidays.
Responsibilities and grown-up jobs have a way of changing you, but discovering the joys of having a VW camper (going on holiday at a moment's notice with your life in the van) and surfing have re-awakenned my desire for travel and now my son is 18, the house is oh so quiet....
This trip is a once in a lifetime; I want to do something to give something back (volunteering in South Africa) but also re-capture the spontaneous and laid-back Ali that existed in my 20s...I know she is still there somewhere and i'm going to have fun finding her again!
Bumming around in my van!
Hopefully going to add a lot more to this list on my travels!