Sister Story - Michelle

Name: Michelle

Age: 23

About: Animal lover. I love being by the sea.

Why did you decide to travel? Always wanted to travel since i can remember. Especially to Australia/New Zealand. Saved the money and booked my ticket. I wanted to see if i could survive on my own, and prove that i could do it to everyone back home who doubted me.

Where do you come from? Cardiff, Wales.

Where do you want to go next? Possibly Canada, or back to Aus or NZ to work.

What is your number one tip for travelling? Don't stress. Plans mess up but thats ok, it gets fixed so just enjoy your time. Everything sorts itself out.

What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? Throwing myself off a 102m high cliff edge!

What do you miss about home? My dog, my bed.

What have you learned about yourself? I can survive on my own. Im calmer than i ever thought i would be in bad situations. sure, i stressed - but then you think ‘stuff it, i’m here and I'm going to enjoy myself instead’ and handled it better than i would at home.

Favourite Quote? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Favourite new thing? (i.e. food you have tried, skill, tradition, place) Parmie is one of my new favourite foods!

What advise would you give to other girls wanting to travel? Don’t overthink it, just do it. Be safe and sensible, but most importantly have fun - you’re there to make new friends and experience what the world has to offer.