About Me

Hi I’m Abigail and welcome to One Little Backpacker.

One Little Backpacker is a collection of my travel experiences, tips on how to stretch your budget and my suggested travel itineraries. I have currently travelled to 35 countries and have many ‘once in a lifetime’ adventures still on my list.

Let me explain a little further where my love of travel began and how I ended up travelling the world as a solo 28-year-old female traveller.

At the age of 15 I was in a horrendous car accident and nearly lost my life. After multiple operations and time spent in a wheel chair I am now recovered fully, however since the accident I always strive to achieve everything I can in life. As you can imagine, this was a very hard time for me and I missed out when most of my friends were living a relatively carefree existence. I have suffered for many years with anxiety and depression since then, however the best thing I did to overcome many of my fears was to travel!

Taken at Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia (March 2013)

Following the car accident, I studied at home in order to achieve my GCSEs and then went to college where I studied A Levels, where I was still unable to walk without crutches. I finally went to Bournemouth University, graduated with a 2:1 (hons) bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and an award for ‘best final year dissertation’ from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Once I had completed my degree I decided to travel for up to 6 months. However, once the 6 months was over I decided I wasn’t quite ready to return home. The 6 month trip I had planned, eventually turned into a 2 year round the world adventure.

After researching various destinations, I decided to plan my trip by festivals around the world. I began in South America, where I witnessed the spectacular Rio Carnival. Next I travelled to India, where I took part in the paint throwing of Holi Festival. Carrying on to South East Asia, I visited Northern Thailand to celebrate Songkran Festival (a 5-day water fight). This was where my trip was supposed to come to an end…

I carried on…Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia…the list goes on.

Throughout my travels I have seen and done some amazing things, moving through different cultures and ways of life. The world is an spectacular place, with incredible people to meet along the way.

To Travel is to Live
To Travel is to Live

I hope you enjoy my blog and find the information useful for your great adventure. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Abigail x

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