I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Amber, a travel blogger based in New Zealand. Visit her blog at “We, The Lost Girls ”.
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Amber’s travels here,
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m just a girl from little old New Zealand who would love to see more of the world. I want to start being more mindful and ethical on my travels and have adventures at the same time. If I could inspire just one person to travel somewhere, that would be a job well done in my mind!
2. What is your earliest travel memory?
Hearing stories as a child from my family who are really well travelled, like my uncle who travelled around Africa, ended up wrongfully imprisoned for a while and bought me back a scary witch doctor doll, or my grandmother who spent three months in the States as a teenager and heard Martin Luther King Jr speak.
3. Where was your last holiday?
4. What was the best thing you did there?
I really enjoyed jumping off Cloud 9 (a big floating pontoon with a bar and pizzas, sheltered from the ocean by a sandbank), the water was insanely clear and I could’ve spent all day there just relaxing and snorkelling around.
5. What was your best holiday ever? Why?
Has to be Hawaii, I went with my partner and we visited 4 of the islands in just under 3 weeks. There was just so much to see and do, and we drove ourselves around so were able to discover so many hidden gems. The people were incredibly friendly and we made friends for life along the way. When we went snorkelling on a whale spotting trip, I could hear them underwater, it was absolutely magical.
6. What is your favourite travel destination?
Going a bit broader, I would have to say Europe at the moment. I’ve only done a short trip covering some of the highlights, but there are so many more places I’m hearing about and would love to explore some day soon.
7. What is the one thing one must do there?
Take in as much as possible! There’s history around every corner, it’s so fascinating.
8. Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
I love travelling with friends, I think there’s not as much pressure as travelling with a partner and I tend to argue a lot with my family when travel gets stressful!
9. Name one item you must have when travelling.
It’s gonna sound awful, but my phone! I keep everything on there. If I know I won’t have Wifi I’ll screenshot my tickets and maps etc, obviously great for keeping in touch and up to date, and if I don’t want to take my big camera, my phone takes pretty decent photos!
10. Your best travel advice?
Put aside some time to do a bit of exploring yourself, you’d be amazed at what you can find and you’ll have a sense of accomplishment for not being shown everything by someone else.
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
Well, I want to visit as many as possible, but the top of my list is Iceland!
12. How can people connect with you?
Blog: We, The Lost Girls
Thank you, Amber, for sharing your travels with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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