Before I was born, my parents traveled the British countryside reading the Tolkien collection.
In 2001, my parents took me to see The Fellowship of the Rings leaving me enamored with the scenery. I could see the beautiful world my Mum and Dad had read to each other, all those years ago. New Zealand shaped the way I saw the world before I arrived.
Having the images from your dreams come to life is unsettling, but beautiful.
Every trip doesn't need to have a flight involved to feel incredible.
Quick adventures, lasting only a few days.
She's just started as a Junior Doctor and deserved to have a trip somewhere warm and beautiful.
Find our own patch of beach away from the crowds and driving around as much of Crete as we could manage (in between mammoth sleeps).
Driving around Indonesia, with my scooter-monkey attached to my back.
Weeks of waterfalls, volcanoes and coasts.
You can find happiness if you look for it: my Dad taught me this.
We spent the first three days enjoying the coast around Marseille; finding hidden spots. The last two days we were up into the Alps soaking in the silence and panoramic views.
The biggest reason I made these videos is so I could share my world with my Dad and to take him places he could never go.
After every trip I’d call my Dad up and excitedly tell him every detail. I’d tell him to load my video and turn the volume up. I’d click play on my computer at the same time as him so we could be watching together. I’d imagine his expressions as I heard his comments while we both watched the video.
I’m still imagining his expressions, but this time I’m imagining what he’d be saying too. This will be the first video I can’t watch with him. I desperately miss my best friend.
So this video is dedicated to my Dad. He lived far more with the little he had, than most do with their whole lifetime.
Our nine days in Bulgaria.
Stunning winter Sun Shining over Lochs, Forests and Mountains.
Life in a campervan let us change the view we woke up to every morning.
Our four days in Scotland.
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I love being somewhere I can get lost and explore with beautiful company.
For five amazing days we drove around Madeira, finding as many hidden places as possible.
Our Madeira adventure.
Taking a break from routine to go somewhere, beautiful, wild and away from everything.
We travelled around the Julian Alps finding hidden trails, waterfalls and mountains.
Our eight incredible days in Slovenia.
If this video does one thing for you, I hope it encourages your want to travel to places you may not of have thought of.
I didn't realise how mentally tired I was before arriving, until I came back from this trip; feeling now as if the light behind my eyes had been switched back on.
Sometimes I spend too long working staring at a screen; these trips are practically medicine.
We've been wanting to do a trip to Norway for years and now we've finally done it!
The scenery everywhere you look is mountains and fjords, it's almost too much for your eyes to take in.
I've dreamt of going to the Isle of Skye to explore and live out in the middle of nowhere for six years now and I got to live that dream with my oldest friends.
Organised in a weeks time, two of my closest friends and I hired a car and drove across Slovakia over four days.
We stayed with an amazing family who completely looked after us and gave us somewhere to stay in the -20°C which would have frozen us to death. They taught us to ski and showed us their little town in the shadow of the mountains.