Travel anywhere I want – really?
Traveling has always called me. Ever since I was growing up in England, realizing I preferred warmer temps and getting a taste for traveling (especially when I was whisked away on hols with a friend and her family to Europe), I hankered to see more of the world.
Australia was always on the map for me, and I travelled there when I was 19, for my first O/E (overseas experience.) Life has never been the same since.
A few years later, in 1993, I moved to New Zealand, savoured my new world, established and grew my 3 Health Centres and met my gorgeous soul mate Chris. Since 2014 I’ve chosen to experience the world as our playground whilst we travel to the places we most want to go. (I’m deeply blessed that Chris shares my passion for travel.) 1
What’s there for me to love about travel? Gosh, where to start…the challenge of learning new languages, experiencing new cultures and especially meeting new people are my favs. I haven’t scratched the surface of the vastness of this world we call home.
What I love the most, though, are my framily members whom I’ve met whilst globetrotting. ’Framily’ is a word a dear family member Stephanie taught me – they’re the friends I’ve met who are like family to me.
And then, of course, there are the foods; the variety is endless. It’s rather handy to be able to skip winter too.
The places I especially love to visit include France, Italy, The UK, The Bahamas, The USA, Canada, and Bali. How about you – which are your TOP 3 places you’d most like to visit? Maybe you can let me know on this week’s #AliveWithFi
Ciao for now ?
1A. Siddiq has a refreshing perspective on travelling -“if there was one piece of advice I have for people today to experience more joy in life, it is to travel more. I don’t mean taking vacations or going on pre-planning trips, I mean making the journey out to somewhere you’ve never gone before with an open schedule, to let life show you what opportunities were waiting for you that you couldn’t have even imaged before.” Traveling ” captures us with a sense of wanderlust and has us longing for more destinations to visit, cultures to experience, food to eat, and people to meet.” And it opens our minds, for it seems that “as we travel and experience more of the world and life, we often become overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for all the beautiful moments we enjoyed and people we’ve shared them with.” “9 Wonderful Benefits of Traveling” A. Siddiq (2018).
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 28 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.