“I have done everything that I wanted and it was more than I thought it would be”
– Beyonce

It’s been a year since I set off travelling. My first step was simple, compared to things to come, I spent it in a field in Suffolk at Latitude Festival. I was by myself though, a chance to toughen up in familiar surroundings.

As anyone who follows along will know my ex boyfriend and I split up in April last year and by July I had got rid of everything but what would fit in my backpack, including my flat, job and bike. On 16th July I set off on an amazing adventure to visit all the places I’d dreamed of from four years of working in travel and a lifetime of wanderlust.

Being dumped wasn’t how I expected the journey to happen, and at times along the way it’s been emotional.

Shit happens

Over the next week, while I embark on my second year of travel adventures starting with frolicking in a field at Bilbao BBK Live Festival in Spain, I want to show you how sometimes the worst things that happen can turn out to be the best.

Remember, shit happens, it’s how you deal with it that counts.

For now here’s a film I put together from the last year of travelling. Sorry about the music, but regular readers will know how much I love the Beyonce.

I’ve had so many adventures I haven’t been able to fit them all in the video, but here are a few highlights of a sad, mad, crazy, fun year of travelling.

July 16th 2014 – July 5th 2015

Latitude

France

Slovakia

Hungary

Romania

Bulgaria

Italy

Saint Lucia

Mexico

Guatemala

Belize

Japan

Taiwan

Philippines

Singapore

Indonesia

India

Spain

Israel

France

Russia

Estonia

Latvia

California

 Here’s to YEAR TWO!

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