My name is Ellie.
I am travelling until I find something better to do.
I initially created this blog to continuously reassure my mum that I was still alive and well as I backpacked my way alone around South America. Since then I’ve been to India, Nepal, China and South Africa among other places. I’ve also started writing some useful guides to help out anyone else who wants to take some time out to travel, as well as some advice for student travellers.
Now my aim is to encourage other people to travel, especially young people in my position: those who have no particular career path in mind; those who are just trying to figure out what to do with their lives. I wrote this article for STA travel, arguing that travel after uni is much the better option – and the more I travel, the more I believe it!
There is so much pressure on graduates to go straight into a career-job, but I want to challenge that idea. I don’t think you need to head straight into a high-pressured ‘real-life’ job, and I don’t think there is enough acceptance of those who don’t want to choose that path.
I think travel teaches a lot of things that office work just won’t. You can decide for yourself whether you agree!
Bohemiance is a made up word (obviously).
What does it mean? Well, I invented it.
I see it as the feeling that you get when you set off somewhere new; that feeling of freedom and endless possibility. It means an acceptance of mishaps, a love of adventure and a desire to explore beyond your comfort zone.
I am basically a big, daft, hopelessly idealistic hippie.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings.