Sister Story - Sara

Name: Sara

Age: 26

About: Been traveling solo in Europe, Iceland, Serbia and now New Zealand/Australia. I use travel communities like Couchsurfing to get around and hang out with locals. I am also writing a travel blog www.sarapersson.wix.com/runawayswede

Why did you decide to travel? For inner and outer exploration. I never want to stop learning new things about myself and the world.

Where do you come from? Sweden

Where do you want to go next? Japan!

What is your number one tip for travelling? Peanut butter! Cheap snack that goes with everything and instant coffee (you never know what the coffee situation will be like). Everything else will be just fine.

What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? The fear of what I’m gonna do with my life when I get back home from traveling for so long.

What do you miss about home? My family and strong swedish brewer coffee

What have you learned about yourself? That I have the ability to cope with negative experiences in my life and in the end grow and learn from them.

Favourite Quote? Everything happens for a reason

Favourite new thing? (i.e. food you have tried, skill, tradition, place) Redwood trees, just love them!

What advise would you give to other girls wanting to travel? Don’t let fear run your life. Stay curious and explore the world but always trust your gut feeling.