Answering our five travel questions today is Katie from The World on My Necklace. She’s been travelling for the past 10 years all around the world, not to mention living in New Zealand, Australia, UK and Canada.
Why do you love to travel?
It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what makes me love travel the most, it is a combination of meeting people and exploring cultures that are different than my own, seeing incredible places and natural environments and the fact that being on the road and exploring the world makes me feel happy. Travel is an intrinsic part of who I am and I will never stop.
What destination is top of your bucket list?
This changes almost daily! One of the places that has been right up there for a few years is Alaska, mainly for the wildlife and the incredible scenery up there. Thailand, Nepal, India and the Philippines are also near the top of my lust list and I will be finally getting to Asia next year to explore these countries. Lately I have also been longing for Japan but not sure when I will make it there.
Where is your most favourite place you have travelled to?
It is a tie between Hawaii and Canada. I love both of them immensely and I feel that my time spent in both places changed me as a person, for the better. On a trip to Hawaii in 2009 I discovered my love of hiking which has been a pivotal part of who I am ever since. I have felt a very deep connection with Canada and its people since I lived in Vancouver in 2009 and I think of this special country daily. I especially love British Columbia. It feels like home to me. I also adore France, New Zealand (my home country), Greece, Turkey, Mexico and the UK (where I spent nearly 7 years of my life)
What is your favourite memory or experience whilst travelling?
That’s a hard one! One of my favourites from my recent trip through the Americas was experiencing a Canadian Thanksgiving on a small island off the Coast of British Columbia. It was a mix of family, friends and volunteers and I felt so welcome. Great food, great company and lots of laughs.
What is your favourite photo from your travels?
I have lots of favourites but I am going to go with this photo of horses drinking from Lake Nicaragua on the island of Ometepe. With the waves and white sand I would forget that it was in fact a lake and it seemed so unusual to see horses drinking from what looked like the sea. I have also attached a few other favourites from my seven months travelling through Latin America in 2012/2013.