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Tell us about yourself?
My name is Courtney, and I come from the South Coast of NSW, Australia. I am an avid traveller, and have visited 4 continents with all the rest on my travel bucket list. I love anything outdoorsy, from the beach to the mountains, and enjoy exploring beautiful scenery over busy cities (though I do love visiting cities!). I also enjoy reading, hiking, swimming, and eating!
What inspires you to travel?
I get inspired by beautiful images of travel destinations I am yet to visit. I also get inspired by experiencing different lifestyles and cultures – it blows my mind that the human race has evolved into so many different races and cultures, and it excites me to learn more about those that are so unlike my own.
How did you first get into traveling?
Travel has long been a passion of mine, ever since my first overseas adventure to the U.S.A to work at a summer camp almost eight years ago. I’ve since studied abroad in the U.S.A, travelled across 4 continents, and have tried endlessly to scratch that constant travel itch. My time at camp was an incredible experience, and it opened my eyes to the wonders of the world! Ever since, I’ve fallen in love with travel, and never want to stop exploring the world.
What do you enjoy about traveling?
I love experiencing new cultures, eating new cuisines, meeting new people and generally experiencing a lifestyle different to what I’m used to. Our world is vastly different, and the more you travel the more you understand. I also love how traveling changes your perspective and challenges your ideas. It is also the best teacher in the world – travel has taught me far more things in my lifetime than I’ve ever learnt in a classroom, such as independence, compassion, and empathy, to name a few!
Where have you visited?
I’ve been to many places across the USA, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Boulder, Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando, Miami, Savannah, Wilmington, Virginia Beach, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York City and Boston. I’ve also been to New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Bali, Cook Islands, Japan, England, Germany, Holland and Norway! I’ve also travelled in my home country of Australia quite extensively too.
What is one thing you would like to share with everyone related to travel?
Pack light, and budget properly. There’s nothing worse than lugging an oversized backpack or suitcase around – I actually broke a brand-new suitcase after three months of travel because I stuffed it full of clothes I didn’t even wear! Budgeting is also super important, and I’ve found myself running out of money very quickly because I didn’t budget properly, and this does not help you have a good time on your travels!
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