A genuine, passionate, open minded and courageous backpacker with a serious desire to travel the world.
Traveling over four continents solo and reaching 35 countries by 23, I have a determination to explore.
Craving to see the unfiltered version of this planet, to immerse myself into culture, foreign lifestyles, unique experiences and a different way of living across each country.
I want to show you it’s possible to travel.
If you have the right mindset, a good attitude and a positive focus, you also, can travel. It’s not all about money or belongings. It’s risks and lessons. Getting out of your comfort zone and learning about not only the rest of the world, but yourself.
I want to help you gain independancy, open your mind and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
To learn about yourself in the process of it all.
Who am I?
Im Leah. 23 years old from Leeds, England.
Since I was young, I never quite fitted in with what everyone else was doing. I seemed to have this desire to explore into the things I was interested in, not what other people told me I should be.
I stuck to my desires and dreams despite what everyone else thought. Leaving school at 16 and not choosing universtiy, I almost came across as the rebellion. Maybe slight ignorance, a stubborn and strong willed individual. I always knew I didn’t need to be told what my future should be like.
A relatively difficult child with a slight attitiude and needing independency, I craved freedom from a young age.
I thank my parents for the travel bug. Phenomanially lucky to backpack Thailand, Canada and India at a young age with my sister and parents, I was able to catch a glimse of foreign countries.
My parents are open minded, arty, generous and hard working people who showed me I had to go and get something if I wanted it.
I trained as a dancer on a disciplined and intense level full time and was preparing to become a professional dancer and performer. With a year to go, I left.
I had been diognosed with quite severe Scoliosis, my dad had become unwell and the pressure, stress and financial difficulty became too much.
I knew I had to see more away from England. At 18 years old I brought a one way ticket to Greece where a friend had reccomedended we try and work.
I lived on Crete in Greece in a party destination for the summer and ended up working three seasons abroad.
Heading back in 2014, I decided I seriously needed to save and planned a trip inter railing around Europe with the money I could save.
It was that trip I was left by a friend in the middle of Hungary. I wasn’t going home too. I wasn’t giving up just because my friend did. I was scared, nervous however eager and motiviated to carry on with my trip. This was when I really started to travel alone.
I adored my time working in Greece and had some mental memories and epic experiences meeting so many wonderful and crazy individuals.
I was having fun but knew it was no longer for me. I had to see bigger parts of the world.
I flew to South East Asia in 2015 alone at 21 to embark on a long term trip.
I had nothing planned, 15kg of luggage with me, a camera, a passport ready to be filled. A pretty small amount of money saved in the bank but a heart full of wanderlust and determination.
I spent 6 months backpacking my way around the continent traveling Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore. I had payed for a one way flight into Melbourne, Australia for whenever I was done in Asia.
It was the most fulfilling, engaging, unimaginable and active trip with all different obstacles, challenges and adventures.
I landed in Australia with less then $200 AUS and managed an exciting, fulfiling, sensational and adventrous year on a working holiday visa in Australia which included completing my farm work for a second year visa I will use in the future.
Here I managed to live in Melbourne, work on a banana farm in North Queensand and backpacked the East Coast on my own.
After some more time in Asia living in Indonesia and a crazy trip to Japan, I needed a rest.
I had a few months back in the UK with friends and family. Working things out in my mind and saving money for my next trip.
I am now on a long term trip around South America. Another solo adventure, again, to explore another continent.
I am determined to live an exciting life of the unknown and explore planet earth.
I hope you can follow me on my journey and live your dream also!