From an early age, I have been fortunate enough to be exposed to the wonderful world of travelling with my family. As a result, I have now visited many different beautiful countries around the world; Canada, USA, Morocco, Italy, Jamaica (just to name a few). Therefore, it is no surprise that by the age of 18 I couldn’t wait to start manifesting my own adventures, and exploring the world for myself. Well when I say myself, I mean without the guidance of my family. I haven’t quite braved the solo backpacking journeys yet, but don’t worry it is definitely on my bucket list of things to do before I leave this Earth. Instead, my first ‘solo’ travel was with my childhood best friend, and now new founded travel partner in crime, and we visited the captivating Cape Verde islands. I won’t go into too much detail of that trip as I think it deserves its own blog post. However, what I will say is that this trip was the kick start to my passion and drive, to see all the wonderful places our world has to offer. I know many young women my age, choose to spend their money on fashion, beauty, cuisines etc. So when I share my travel plans with my peers they are always amazed by how I manage to organise it all, and more importantly how I finance such holidays, whilst committing to studies and living away from home. The plain and simple truth is that, for me, travelling is my addiction and passion, and when you desire an interest so much, you make it your priority. So while I am young with little responsibility, I take advantage of this privilege, and as a consequence I have come to the realisation that since my trip to Cape Verde, each year more and more of my savings and earnings are invested into travel. Now at the age of 20, having visited 19 countries to date, I have recently set myself a personal goal to travel to at least two different countries each year. And when I travel, I travel in style. Furthermore, for each country that I visit, I want to experience something new and out of my comfort zone. So with that in mind as we embark on a new year I have already decided that I will be visiting Thailand and Costa Rica this year having never visited Asia nor Central America… Let the planning commence and bring on 2016 travels!!