Hello readers, my name is Helen and I’ve been travelling across foreign lands for as long as I can remember, at least since my kids grew up and left home! I’m an older lady who certainly is not ready to put on some fireside slippers and sit sipping tea in a quiet residential area. I’m lucky to have an abundance of energy and a multitude of life experience already behind me but there was one thing missing and that was travelling. The question I’m most asked is “Are you not scared travelling alone at your age?” and of course my answer is a firm no. I love travel and sharing it with you the reader has become an integral part of my life.
I won’t tell you my age, but I’m young at heart and can still appreciate the many beautiful places I have travelled to. The people I have met seem to warm to an older lady traveller easily and I hope to have made some impact on their lives in even just a little way. The hardest thing about travelling alone is not having a partner to share it with and also deciding where to go next. At the moment I am allowing myself to be drawn to places simply by chance, following no set path or plan and it’s very exciting, totally liberating and turning out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
If you are a traveller looking for inspiration, an older person worried about going it alone or an intrepid adventure hunter then you can read all about my trip so far on this website. I will be sharing as much as I can with you in the hope that one day I can look back on my travels with fond memories and a big smile.