Let’s go back to where it all started.

It was November 2014 and I had just finished a summer of performing at music festivals around the UK. I was an unsure teenager and had spent the majority of that summer living in my van.

As the summer drew to an end I couldn’t bare the thought of going back to a mundane job so I started to search for something, I had no idea what, just something.

After weeks of researching different working abroad schemes and volunteer camps, I thought “Heck I’ll just book a flight to the furthest away place I can think of.” So I bought a one way ticket to New Zealand.

As I’m writing this I am in Australia. Three and a half years have gone by since I left the UK in 2014.

I am 23 years old, I have no life savings, no career and no plans of buying a house. What I do have is three and a half years worth of adventures, incredible experiences and even the odd traumatic story to tell.

So I’ve decided to start a blog to share my ideas and advice.

A journal, from the bottom of my heart to you.

Be the courageous little fish in the ocean of your dreams – Beth Johnstone

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About Me

Hi! I am Beth Johnstone, a travel journalist and photographer.

I began travelling in 2014 with what I thought would be a short holiday. I’ve now been travelling around the world full time for five years, taking photographs, writing about the places I’ve been and immersing myself in new cultures.

I am passionate about capturing the whole experience not just with images, but with words too. My blog is a positive place where I welcome readers to learn about the best places to stay, along with tips and advice on long term travel.

“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”