I love to travel and get out and about - time and finances permitting.  Most of my adventures these days are solo, with a backpack and on a budget - a far cry from the trips of years ago when I  used to  tell myself "money I have got, time I haven't!", as I swanned into some swanky four star plus establishment and ordered myself a tall G&T.

About Me

50 something, dreaming about living the dream......every day above the ground is a good one because you are a long time looking at the lid!

(C) Needagilrd

About Me

I love to travel and get out and about - time and finances permitting.  Most of my adventures these days are solo, with a backpack and on a budget - a far cry from the trips of years ago when I  used to  tell myself "money I have got, time I haven't!", as I swanned into some swanky four star plus establishment and ordered myself a tall G&T. ( only if it was Bombay Sapphire and Schweppes tonic of course .) I was never one for the plain pack or budget version of anything but it is funny how circumstance and getting older changes your perspective on things. 

Living in the moment has always been my style and at 54,  and as mad as a snake , I intend to make the best of the rest by combining a couple of my life passions - writing and travelling.

If you want to share my adventures, near misses and complete fuck ups as I navigate the world - get on board with the backpackingcougar.