Hey there, welcome to Travel Groove! I'm Lisa and I like to consider myself a modern global gypsy.
This blog is all about making travel planning easier and more affordable for everyone who loves to explore, whether you're a seasoned traveler or just starting out. My goal is to help fellow wanderers have the most fun and hassle-free vacations possible.
I've been fortunate enough to visit around 72 countries so far, and you can imagine that I've become the go-to person for travel advice. Friends, family, and even colleagues always come to me for tips and advice before they embark on their own adventures, sometimes even before they book their trips.
Travel has been in my blood since I was a kid. I was born in Perth, the most isolated city in Australia, and our family vacations were all about packing up the car and heading to coastal destinations in Western Australia. Those road trips were like grand adventures, discovering new sights, exploring the countryside, swimming, having BBQs, and creating countless memories filled with laughter..
My first overseas holiday!
Then, during high school, my wanderlust went up a notch. Our geography teacher took a group of students, including me, on a six-day trip to Singapore. It was my first overseas holiday, and it completely blew me away. The city was so different, the food was amazing, and the way of life was a whole new experience. I was hooked. When it came time to decide what I wanted to do in the future, the school counselor asked me what I enjoyed doing, and without hesitation, I said, "I love traveling." Her response was simple but profound: "Why not become a travel agent?"
So I did. That marked the beginning of my journey to satisfy my inner travel bug. After working as a travel agent for five years and going on many free trips to explore Asia, I felt the need to immerse myself in Europe and become an even better travel agent.
My 10 year journey!
And that's when my 10-year adventure began! I set off on what was supposed to be a one-year trip to Europe, but I ended up staying away for ten years. I couldn't resist the allure of exploring more. I traveled to North America, South America, and even worked on cruise ships in the Caribbean. Before I knew it, a decade had passed, and I had visited a total of 69 countries, nearly half of the world. Now, my goal is to see the other half!
Throughout those 10 years, I kept a travel diary filled with useful tips and ideas that I gathered along the way.
The Why - about Travel Groove!
So here we are, with Travel Groove! Through this blog, I want to share all the helpful travel tips and tricks I've learned and collected during my globetrotting adventures with fellow travelers like you. I want you to arrive at your holiday destination stress-free and well-informed, so you can have the best holiday ever.
What keeps me going? The fact that the world is constantly changing. It's exhilarating to know that there are always new destinations to discover, things to learn about traveling, and even the joy of revisiting previous destinations with fresh eyes. The adventure never stops!
Passion for travel - your own way!
White Desert, Egypt
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