Traveling is so good for your soul. Its been a long time since I traveled with anyone for any extended period of time. I prefer to be what I call a "solo practitioner".  Don't get me wrong , I love people mostly, but I like to leave them too and do my own thing when it suits and basically please myself. After rearing two great kids, having tried  marriage an couple of times and passing the half century mark in the birthday stakes, I made a decision a few years ago to please myself a lot more. I have discovered I like my own company, I prefer sharing my home with cats and dogs as opposed to people, and grabbing a backpack  loaded with a limited number of clothes and personal possessions and buggering of to somewhere random is the most liberating thing you can do.

Some say you are brave, some say mad. I say we are here for a good time, not a long one and life isn't a trial run so lets just get on with it shall we?

Traveling brings out the best and the worst in us all. If you are on your own you only see the best of your self generally. If you are with someone often after a couple of days its the latter! 

So good for your soul


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