Rewriting Limitations in Travel.

Hello, and welcome to my Blog!

I’m a 25 year old girl from England who decided to quit her amazing job back home, which I worked hard to receive, and got an awesome pay rise, to follow a path with a bit more excitement. This can also be known as a quarter life crisis, but I’m sure I’ve had many of these already. Anyway, I decided to pursue solo travel.

I went on my first ever trip abroad at the age of 21, and went on my first solo trip in 2018. Since then, I’ve been on many exciting adventures, backpacking around Europe, taking myself on little vacations, and even going to festivals completely solo. I was working myself up to be able to do something much more dramatic, like move abroad, and that’s exactly what I have done. Now, I’m currently teaching English in Taiwan with plans to move around the next few years.

Why does this all matter?

Well, when I was 14, I was suddenly hit by a severe autoimmune disease, and completely lost my sense of independence. My mobility was severely effected and I was constantly in and out of hospital. It effected my GCSE’s and A-levels enough that it was likely I wouldn’t be able to go to university.

Flash forward, and I’m fortunate that my medication allows me to lead a healthy, normal life, for the most part. But of course, there are still challenges. On top of this, I also have anaphylaxis (damn peanut allergy) and was recommended NOT to come to Asia if I wanted to live. But, whats the fun in that?

This blog is a testimony that travel with similar health limitations can be done. It’s a challenge, but I’m here to reflect my experience, tips, tricks, guides to help others who also struggle to find themselves represented in the travel community.

Get to know me:

  • On top of Xizhi hiking in New Taipei City
Where else can I find you?

You can find me on YouTube and Instagram @_heyitsleaa

Where are you currently?

I am in Taipei, Taiwan teaching English as a foreign language.

What camera do you use?

I use my Sony A6000 for Videos and capturing photos, but sometimes I’m lazy and just use my iPhone 7. I know, I have no passion to keep up with tech.

What’s your travel plan?

I don’t have a particular travel plan, but my aim is to live in a new country every year. In 2021, I would ideally like to go to Australia, Canada or Singapore but I need to some more more research!

Do you plan on returning to the UK?

Considering the political and economical situation, and poor poor leadership, my top vote would be no.

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