Getting to Know EmilyAbout Us
Hi everyone! Here is a little bit about me and why I love travel!
My first (vague) memory of travelling is when I was 2, my family went on a holiday to America. There is an old home video of me the day we were leaving saying we were going to Honolulu (which is pretty cute if I do say so myself!), and from then on travel was a big part of my childhood. I was very lucky to grow up with parents who worked hard to take our family on holidays throughout my childhood. We went to places like USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, New Caledonia, Bali, Europe and many others, and I believe this instilled my passion for travel.
After school I went straight to University and then into full time work. 2 and a half years later, I dropped everything and made one of the toughest but best decisions of my life; I moved to London. From London, the parts of the world I wanted to see were so accessible (and didn’t require a whole day’s worth of flights!) and I wasn’t tied down to full time employment. I LOVE history and places like Greece, Egypt, Jordan and Turkey seemed so far away. Living in London allowed me to see these and so many more, and when I got there I felt like I was dreaming!
I have now been lucky enough to travel to 49 countries, but I still have quite a few left on my bucket list! I am so excited to share these memories and moments with you all on our blog. As an indecisive person, these questions were a nightmare (thanks Kristy!), but here you go!
1.Who is your hero?
Beyonce and Adele…and my parents.
2.If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
3.What is your biggest fear while abroad?
Missing my flight…and losing my passport (has happened before!)
4.What is your favourite childhood family holiday?
My parents taking us to Disneyland
5.What is your proudest travel accomplishment?
Travelling solo. Yes it can be scary, but it’s definitely something I recommend doing. You learn so much about yourself and also meet amazing people along the way!
6.What makes you smile the most?
Booking holidays! And spending time with friends and family
7.What did you want to be when you were small?
8.If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Hang out with Beyonce and Adele, or be a Kardashian, anyone who says they aren’t intrigued by them is lying!
9.What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?
To play: water polo. To watch: water polo, NRL and basketball
10.The biggest “pinch me” moment you have had so far on your travels?
Probably seeing the Pyramids in Egypt or walking through the Bungalows in Tahiti
11.If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
12.Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
I get anything from Em, Ems, Emmy, EmsArth.
13.Would you rather holiday in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?
Hawaii! Who could say no to one of my favourite places!
14.Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Kristy…and Beyonce or Adele!
15.If money was no object, what would you do all day?
16.Top three favourite countries you have travelled to?
Can i make a top 5?! USA, Egypt, Russia, Turkey and Tahiti!
17.Apart from travelling, what are your hobbies?
Sleeping in (I’m a shift worker, so my love of sleep is real). I love the beach, playing water polo, and watching trashy reality shows with Kristy!
18.Aside from necessities, what is one thing could you not go a day without?
Wifi and my phone
19.If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Kristy and I discussed this, definitely teleporting. How good would it be to never have to fly ever again?!
20.What would you do if you won the lottery?
(After passing out from excitement) I’d give some to my parents, make sure my family is comfortable and then I would be on the next flight outta here! Would probably buy a few houses around the world and a Range Rover too, just cause I can!
21.What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top of?
The One World Trade Centre in New York
22.What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done abroad?
Swimming with sharks and stingrays in Bora Bora…anyone who knows me understands that my biggest fear are sharks!
23.What is your favourite movie?
I’m more of a TV series kind of girl, but I would have to say Legally Blonde or Bridesmaids
24.What is the one thing you collect on your travels?
25.What song would you say best sums you up?
“I Was Here”- Beyonce
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”, this quote is one of my all time favourites. It’s so important to get out of your bubble, see the world and meet people from different walks of life to appreciate what we have been given!
Happy travels xx