I have been a wanderer for as long as I have been able to be; never settling anywhere for too long, always thriving on the change of scenery, the injection of new inspirations and the thrill of new and undiscovered roads.
Throughout my 20's I took many train, car and walking tripsthroughout Europe during holidays from office jobs before an opportunity arose to spend six months in Japan.This experience ignited my passion for travel even further and after knocking on many doors I landed the job of my dreams travelling the world writing for a tourist guide.
I had so many transformative experiences during this period that strengthened me as a person and sparked my hunger to live life how I wanted... I guess you could say it was the catalyst for the many experiences I have since had, such as buying and renovating a house on a Greek island and, following a wedding, the arrival of our daughter (+ dog) in 2008 we sold up in the UK (and Greece) to head off on what would become a decade of wandering as a family.
We trailed around Europe by campervan and caravan volunteering on farms, looking after cabins, houses and an array of animals and, inspired by the many wonderful people we met along the way, discovered a passion for a more simplified and close-to-nature lifestyle. This led us to explore England by narrowboat for a number of years as well as live off-grid in a Portuguese olive grove, collecting water from the local spring and riding horses bareback in the mountains.
Somewhere along life's amazing journey I became vegan, discovered home-education, acquired another little dogand found out a whole lot more about myself than (I believe) I would have done had I stayed in one place. I have shared many aspects of my lifestyle through articles, blog posts and also books - a selection of which you can read here.
Right now my (and my family's!) continued wandering spirit means that although we now have a 'home base' ina village in the North East of England we still like to spend time in our tucked away caravan on a farm in the South of England and (summer 2018) we are currently birthing a simple home on wheels that will take us on travels whenever the road beckons. I am passionate about living simply but fully and spending as much time as possible together as a family and out in nature as I believe that in this constantly distracting modern world it is the best way to remain truly connected to life.
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