*Waves, coughs, clears throat*
(This is all a bit scary!)
I just clicked on that “Publish” button for the first time. Woohoo.
Now it’s time to put my money where my mouth is, figuratively speaking as my blog begins.
Just in case someone other than my mum is reading, let me tell you a little about me.
I’m Josie, just your everyday ordinary Aussie girl. I am married to Simon, and have two almost independent daughters, Bailey and MacKenzie. I live the usual suburban life, a 9-5 job, a mortgage, a dog, and even a SUV!
But I have a secret – I am completely obsessed with travel! Okay, so maybe that is not such a secret to those around me. My favourite things to do are travel, talk about travel, read about travel, plan travel, help others plan travel – I think you get the idea.
And as of a few minutes ago I am now the world’s newest travel blogger.
I am going to tell you all about the amazing places we travel and the really cool things we get up to. I am going to tell you about the disasters too, so you can avoid them. I’m going to show off all my fabulous photos and describe exotic foods. There is just one tiny problem – we are not travelling until April 2017. That’s months away.
What am I going to write about until my travel begins?
Here’s another thing about me – I’m a little bit quirky. There is always something a little bit crazy going on. This generally involves some deal or discount or savings that means I can save a bit more money to put towards my travel. I will share some of this madness and the interesting situations it sometimes gets me into.
Currently I am in serious travel planning mode. I plan and book all our travels myself. While we travel on a budget, I am more of a value-for-money traveller rather than a true budget traveller. I will be sharing some of my failures and successes in the lead up to our travels next year.
So, welcome! This should be an interesting ride.
Josie is a forty-something budget traveller. She only discovered travel in her late thirties, but since then has travelled extensively including taking an adult gap year. She is now based in Australia and loves sharing all she has learned about travelling on a budget but with the comforts a Gen Xer requires.