Who is Cherie of Blonditious Escapades?
My love of travelling the globe started with my first ever international trip – Bali in 2009. I went with my sister and a group of her friends and we did all the general touristy things Bali safari park, bartering in local stalls, eating delicious food and of course drinking one more cocktail than is necessary.
After arriving home after my first trip abroad I immediately booked a two month trip throughout Europe and left less than a year later. My bucket list at this time included Mykonos, Ibiza, Monte Carlo and Venice. All of which got the big TICK. My heart constantly ached to be on my next adventure so I didn’t think twice and packed up my life in Australia and moved to London to work as a Nanny. This kicked the door wide open to Europe, U.K and Ireland and had me tick off over 16 separate countries over the two years I spent living there. I feel like life is being lived with more intention when I am following a compass not a watch. My 9-5 job is just a means to an end. The element of problem solving that is crucial when travelling keeps intrigued as a traveller along with the feeling of accomplishment that is experienced after you arrive where you need.
So many of my friends have asked me why I haven’t started a blog and now I have been thinking the same thing. Why not? I have created this blog to be a lot more intentional in my travel and to accurately document this part of my life for my own benefit and in doing so hopefully help others that are planning a trip to any of the destinations I have been. I have travelled to nearly 30 countries and have become increasingly educated in relation to saving time and money and in doing so experiencing cultures more authentically as I have matured as a traveller. I have travelled in many ways (group tour companies, trips with one or two friends, and completely solo) and have something to offer a variety of readers with this wealth of experience.
Whilst it is brilliant to stay in a luxurious hotel my lust for travel is based on experiences. I want to focus on the unique experiences that each destination has to offer. This may be on land, on/in the ocean or on many occasions the sky above. I will give information on my experiences and share my useful tips on how to reach destinations as pain free as possible.
Life is an adventure, start living it.