Welcome to A Winter Escape, my own little corner of the internet.
This site is inspired by a few things: a love of travel, of course, but also a love of experience and a fascination with our planet, its people, its creatures and its landscapes.
I’ve worked in the tourism industry since 2010 and I’m a huge believer in the power of tourism to promote positive change in the world. Tourism opens doors, provides jobs, and shines a spotlight on places that otherwise might not be seen.
Working in travel has been the catalyst for some of the absolutely amazing experiences and explorations you’ll read about here. But now I also have two little boys. Of course, they have changed my life completely, but they’ve also opened up my eyes to just how truly beautiful life is. Through this inspiration, I’m now following a lifelong passion – I’m back at uni to finish my Psychology degree and pursue my absolute dream, a PhD! You can read more about my story here.
I still love to travel, though. Likewise, I still love sharing my passion for travel in all its forms. Backpacking or luxury, crazy whirlwind Europe tours or African safaris. Every form of travel, every mode of transport, every style of accommodation has its charm and I just want to encourage everyone to get out there and have the experience.
So I guess this is me keeping my ‘foot in the door’
This blog supplements my income while I study and raise the boys. In some posts you may see affiliate links. I also like to work with brands (such as tourism brands or tour companies) to help get the word out. If I’ve been paid for this, you’ll always see that declared; if you click on a link and make a purchase I may earn a small commission (but it doesn’t increase the cost to you).
Why should you stick around?
If you’re a woman, aged roughly 25-40, and you’re fairly career-minded but still love to travel, then you’re what Google calls my “target demographic”. You may or may not have kids, but what you definitely have is the classic 21st-century situation of competing demands.
If that sounds like you, this blog is here to encourage you to make travel a priority. Whether it’s local, interstate or international travel, the world is big. And there’s a whole lot of adventure outside the office.
So if you want the encouragement to continue to broaden your horizons, stick around. You may just find the inspiration for your next adventure.