About

Hi! I’m Fiona, a travel expert focused on Australia and European travel guides. I began travelling abroad 15 years ago and I have not stopped since.

 

If you are an avid traveller or, perhaps travel has always been something you wanted to try then on this blog you will find the perfect guides and itineraries help you reach your goal.

How I began travelling…

Travel have always been something that has just a “thing” in my family. I am very fortunate that my parents travelled from a very young age. When I was just 7 my parents took me out of school for a term to travel around Australia.

 

 

Travel has always been part of our family and I knew it was something I wanted to do too. It was never seen as something that was odd or unusual.

 

 

During my time at University I embarked on a couple of adventures abroad. My very first trip abroad was a weeklong trip to Port Villa, Vanuatu with my older sister.

 

 

Let’s just say, apart from owning passports we knew very little about how to actually travel. The first night away we decided to have dinner in our hotel.

 

When we asked for the bill we just saw the price at 6,000!! We both panicked and decided we had no idea how we were going to pay for this (we were both poor university students after all!).

 

We eventually discovered it was actually 6,000 Vatu which converted to roughly $60AUD!

 

After completing my Science degree at University, I wasn’t quite ready to take on a full-time job.

 

So, despite the warnings from my parents that I wasn’t ready, I packed my bags (and my bagpipes!) and moved 10,500 miles away to the North of Scotland.

 

At the time, I had $500, a one-way ticket and absolutely no clue. Some-how, I managed to survive for 5 years.

 

Since receiving that dinner bill, I have lived abroad for five years, travelled to 35+ countries, countless cities and spent more time than I can count living out of a backpack.

 

I have volunteered with Gibbons in Thailand, moved to Scotland with no more than $500 and a one-way ticket, swung off a cliff in New Zealand, Sky Dived in Australia, been pick pocketed in Rome, had my breath taken away at the Top of Europe, seen the Northern Lights in Finland and had Bali Belly in Kuta!

 

The beginning of travelling thirties…

 

 

Along the way I have made so many mistakes and learned so much about planning adventures, budgeting whilst on the road and saving (well more than $500) for a trip.

 

I have decided that it is time for me to share what I have learnt from the mistakes I have made to help people like you, plan their dream trips. 

 

Travel have taken me to some amazing places and given me so many brilliant experience that I want to share the places and experiences other like minded people, to help inspire you to go out and see the world.

 

So, in 2019 before embarking on our four months of full time travel around Europe I decided to set up my own little corner on the internet and that little corner has grown into what Travelling Thirties is today.

 

Please get in touch with me, I would love to hear your travel stories and tips.

 

If there is something you would like to hear about on the blog let me know.

 

Speak to you soon!

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