I guess my passion for travelling started during my first summer job abroad. I worked as a children’s courier in France and loved the sense of adventure, discovering new places, meeting new people and of course the sunshine. After France, I worked in Italy then America before returning to the UK to complete my university placement at the York Marriott. I met Matt there and we both hit it off immediately especially since we’d both just returned from working in America so right from the start. Travel was a popular topic of conversation.
After we married in 2008, we decided to take career breaks and applied for working holiday visas to work and travel in Australia for a year. After a month in India, we flew to Sydney and both got work almost immediately. We fell in love with the vibrancy of Sydney and our walk to work over the harbour bridge every day was just amazing. After 6 months of hard saving we began our road trip through NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, SA, NT and QLD. That year made us feel closer than ever as a couple and we knew as soon as we boarded the plane to leave that we wanted to return.
Once we settled into work back in Dublin we would reminisce about our trip every evening. When we thought about our future, we thought Australia. And so the visa process began…just around the same time I found out I was pregnant…. Xx