Take clothes you can layer...... :-)
I started travelling abroad about 14 years ago, much later in life than most people because of personal circumstances rather than choice. My first solo trip outside the UK was to Rome, which I loved... especially Ostia Antica.
Since then I've been to many other countries (almost always as a solo traveller), visiting quite a few several times, and have enjoyed every trip. I almost always organise everything myself, though I have taken one organised tour (Jordan) and a few package holidays purely to use as a base for my own explorations (Hisaronu, Pafos, Sousse, Kyrenia, Nerja) . I've done my best to map most of my past trips on TP but there's no way I can map all the places I've visited, especially in the UK, so from now on I'm going to stick to mapping new trips. :-)
When I'm not visiting archaeological and historical sites (my passion) I like to spend my time wandering around, seeing how people live and (especially) seeking 'what once was'. 'Modern' things hold no real interest for me, though I do sometimes visit shops and markets to see what's on offer and at what price. But I don't really 'do' shopping. It bores me rigid.
I was an active member of VirtualTourist for 13 years, uploading thousands of photos, writing hundreds of travelpages and tips and answering many, many questions on the VT travel forums. During that time I met well over 200 VT-ers in reality, at VT meetings both big and small, making many friends in reality as well as in the virtual world.
Tripadvisor's unjustified and unwarranted decision to destroy VT means that, like many other VT-ers, I'm looking for a new 'home' where I can write about my trips and interact with other travellers. I hope TP will be that 'home' and am hugely grateful to the owners for devising a way of importing all my VT content. :-)
Exploring new places (obviously!)
and many, many more.........
Visiting: United Kingdom and France.
Visiting: United Kingdom and Slovenia.
Visiting: France and United Kingdom.
I've made many visits to Italy (and will make more, always using public transport and focusing on historical and archaeological sites. I'm more than happy to help wherever I can.
Have done a lot of travelling throughout Europe, almost always using public transport and particularly focusing on archaeological and historical sites. Happy to help wherever I can.
Lived in the UK all my life, mostly in England, and have travelled extensively throughout the country. :-)
Lived here all my life and have travelled extensively over the years. :-)