“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

meThe Travelling Wine Glass came about when I was researching about what it I wanted to do for my 50th birthday. My 40th I had traveled to Kenya, and ventured on Safari for 4 days, 3 nights, staying in 5 star luxury resorts and game reserve lodges. It was amazing, so what I ever I chose it had to be just as memorable.

When I was young, as many of us do, we all dream about backpacking, it was on my list to do, but then life sometimes gets in the way, so it never happened. Later on as my family grew and so did I, gradually my freedom and independence from being a mum became bigger. I started venturing off doing city breaks, Budapest, Prague, Paris, along side regular sunny hot spots like Spain, Turkey, Morocco and the Dominican , some on packaged deals, some were booked independently, flights and accommodation deals found on the web. Where ever I traveled, I always researched to make sure I could visit as many attractions as possible to get a sense of the culture

Destinations for my 50th initially ranged from Borneo to Sri Lanka and then Bali. The more I looked in to what I wanted to do the more costly they became, especially with packaged tours. I decided to look around and see what else was out there. I looked at Goa, but ruled it out as it just didn’t have what I wanted this time round, then landed on Thailand.

The more I research Thailand the more it grew on me, coupled with the fact that I kept landing on backpacking sites. That was it, the need to back pack had arisen once more. Where better to start off as a virgin backpacker than Thailand, a country that is backpacker heaven, tried and tested year after year.

Ultimately this blog will be about my travelling adventures, whether it be my first backpacking experience, a write up on my latest city break, or just some fun in the sun.

I wanted to write it all down for my children and grandchildren to read, to inspire them to lead an exciting life, we are only here once, so live it 🙂



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  1. Hi Tania, nice to meet you. I hope you get to go backpacking in Thailand! And I think we’d better put Oludeniz on our list for Turkey when we go this September. It sounds wonderful.
    Thanks so much for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey.
    Cheers, and happy travels,


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