Who am I?
Hi, I'm Lisa, an unconventional forty one year-old divorcee who is re-discovering her lust for life, one country at a time. Life to me is one big adventure and I guess you could say I’m a risk taker.
I am not new to travelling, having travelled extensively in my twenties as a solo female; I spent my youthful years living in Australia, working in a hotel in Guernsey, as a chalet girl in France and a cocktail waitress on a cruise ship and was constantly moving around until I reached the age of 33 and decided that it was time I settled down.
So, I got married and spent three years living in my martial home and working a 9 to 5 job but as each day passed I became more and more unhappy. The pressure to have a family was too much so at the age of thirty six, I left my job and my marital home and flew to an ashram in India feeling the need to reconnect with who I was. I could no longer just ‘settle’ for a mediocre life. My life was happening without me and I had to find it.
Now a happy divorcee, I am working as a travel writer (and getting paid!) and running my own website (just for love!) Some people just aren’t meant to lead a conventional life and I am one of them.
I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to 119 countries and 85 of these solo, and I’ve never let being alone stop me from doing anything. I’ve challenged my fears and tried every adrenalin sport going, stared in a Thai soap opera, spent a weekend with a monk and survived quicksand.
The bad & the ugly…
But it’s not all been a bed of roses, there are times that I’d rather forget like: having my backpack broken into, getting lost on my jog in Hong Kong, being spat on in Mongolia and chased by a rickshaw driver in Malaysia. But it all adds to the experience and each time I’ve travelled I’ve learnt more and more about the world and myself at the same time.
That bug called wanderlust!
My need to explore the planet has never been greater and I know that I won’t rest until I have visited every single country. As a forty-something divorcee I am on a mission to show others that you don’t have to settle for a life just because society expects you to. Listen to your instinct and follow your dream. I have and I have never looked back….
Although I've conquered quite a bit of the world, this blog starts from my divorce story in 2012 and is a personal account of my adventures on the road where I try and tell humorous stories to help other women on their travels (and also what not to do!)
Travelling by yourself does take courage to just fly to the unknown but each time it rewards you with self-confidence, educates you in the world and allows you to grow as a person and discover different aspects of yourself that you never knew existed but… it does come with its challenges.
So if I've inspired you to travel solo, check out the rest of the Girl about the Globe website before you travel. It will save you hours of research…honest!
I truly believe in giving something back to the locals as you travel and experiencing the world as a responsible traveller not a tourist. I only recommend responsible companies who share the same ethos and practice sustainability towards local communities and our planet. I am passionate about cultural experiences and want to show that deep down we are all the same, no matter what our upbringing or beliefs..