Welcome to all about Travel Groove. My name is Lisa and I like to call myself a modern global gypsy.
This blog was created for travel-loving souls (whether experienced or just beginning), to help plan holidays the best and cheapest way possible. I want to help fellow travellers have the most fun and hassle free holiday.
To date I have travelled to about 71 countries. As you can imagine, I kind of became the go-to person for travel advice. Family, friends and work colleagues are always asking me for some travel tips or advice before they go on their holiday. Quite often even before they make their travel bookings.
I was destined to travel. From an early age, travel was always in my blood. I was born in the most isolated city in Australia, Perth. So it was not unusual that annual family holidays always consisted of packing up the family car and heading to a West Australian destination – usually coastal. These life-on-the-road journeys were like one big adventure; seeing new sights, exploring the countryside, swimming, bbq’s and lots of laughs.
Then during high school, my travelling went up a level. Our year 11 geography teacher took some students for a 6 day trip to Singapore. My first overseas holiday. I was in awe – to see a completely different city, eat different foods, discovered a different way of life, even the shopping was different! I was hooked. So nearing the end of high school, when you are supposed to decide ‘what you want to be when you grow up’, I remember the student counsellor asking me what do I enjoy doing. I replied that I like travelling. Her response was ‘so why don’t you become a travel agent’.
So I did. That was the beginning of satisfying my inner travel bug. After being a travel agent for 5 years and being sent on many free trips to explore Asia, I decided I need to explore Europe leisurely. I wanted to become a better travel agent.
Immediately, I set off on my one year journey to Europe but came home five years later. I had to come back for my cousins wedding. But I was so badly bitten by the travel bug, I just couldn’t stay put in Perth. Then I had the urge to see North America, South America and I even worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Before I knew it, I ended up travelling for 10 years and visited 69 countries. That’s nearly half the world. Now I need to see the other half!
I even kept a travel diary for those 10 years – full of useful travelling tips and ideas.
So now through this blog, I would like to share all the helpful travel tips and tricks I have learnt and gathered on my world-wide trips with all other experienced or new travellers. I want you to arrive at your holiday destination stress free and more informed so you can have the best holiday ever.
What keeps me going? The world is constantly changing. It’s exciting to know that there are always more destinations to discover, new things to learn about travelling and rediscovering previous destinations with new eyes.
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