About

Hello!

Welcome to my little quiet space. I set up this blog to prepare for and walk the Camino Frances in April 2018 as an Ambassador for One Girl Australia.

I currently live in Europe with my family. We landed here after asking ourselves a few questions. We weren’t digging where our life was going and the messages of materialism, individualism, competition and notion that busyness was normal.

We took time out to travel and spent time living in rural Ireland and six months in a campervan rolling across Europe.

Travelling long term with my family changed me. I’m still reflecting on the wonder of that adventure but there is one thing I’m sure of –  we are incredibly privileged to live this life we do.

We enjoy a freedom that comes from being born lucky. Of course we still have to work hard and we have all the normal bumps that go with living life but I do have a voice. A voice that I want to use to share love of adventure and travel in a way that stands for something.

I walked the Camino de Santiago this year for charity. It was an incredible experience that showed me just what can be achieved when step into what scares us and water our dreams. The support and kindness I met from around the world absolutely blew my mind.

My hike for One Girl raised enough money to send 28 girls to school. Yes that’s 28 girls who would have more chance of becoming child brides without school. We did that – made a HUGE difference.

The Camino is said to begin when it ends. Life always gives us ending and beginnings … I like embracing those. The next chaper is always waiting to be written, that excites me.

I still like to keep it a little wild (mid 40’s, meh what’s age?). I think many of us are looking for time out of the crazy. Connecting with the nature and adventure is always a beautiful way home.

We are stepping deep into life here – following how we want it to look and feel (within our personal constraints). Unapologetically saying ‘no’ to the things that don’t matter to create more space to say ‘yes’ to what does.

A life where we live like we mean it.

A life with no regrets.

A connected life.

These days life is more in tune with our values. It’s in a slower lane and adventure is a big priority. It’s starts with a cycle each day to school. No car here, yes that’s another big change (adventure) we’re living.

Happy walking through your day friends.
Yours in freedom, adventure and change.
Fran xx

More of my story and writing:

Three Generations of Dreamers for Travel Play Live Magazine

I wrote for Brydie Piaf right before we took flight. You can read that here.

I have written here  for Kirsty at Travel With Meraki about how this adventure took shape.

Adventuring with kids? I wrote about that for She Went Wild here.

We travelled in a Europe Road Trip Camper and we can’t recommend them enough. Tell them we sent you, they are the best!

An old blog : Gentle Intention.

Email me via the contact page.

A commitment to kindness, adventure, travel and charity.

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