Parfect Days

Stagnone – Sicily

Hi, my name is Cherie and this is my 1st ever attempt at blogging!!!

Lots of people have told me to start a blog about the countries I’ve travelled and our way of life, so here goes…

Let me tell you a bit about myself.  I never really was the travelling type of girl until I met Ian, my now husband, in 2008 at a festival in Spain.  Since then we have been fortunate enough to have travelled to many different continents, experiencing many different ways of life.  From exploring  Australia and Europe on 4 wheels to backpacking around South East Asia, India and South America.

People often ask us, how we fund our way of life. The answer is we renovate houses in England and rent them out. We can also live on a very tight budget when we have too, not that hard when you are living on a beach.

Our dream is to be able to explore the world, full time…

Alf, enjoying a visit to the ‘Valley of the Temples’ Sicily

Lots of people may think that travelling is easy and stress free and people do it because they are lazy…

This is far from the truth!  Travelling can be extremely stressful.  You are trying to get from A to B to Z on very little money in countries where they do not speak your language, have different beliefs, different food, its hot and you do not always know where you are going.  And to make it harder on myself I am extremely disorganised!!!…

Don’t get me wrong, travelling is absolutely amazing and I love it, most of the time.  Turn all those scary things into positives and you get to see some pretty awesome places, meet incredible people and learn so much about the world we live in.

Whilst travelling our beautiful planet, I have sadly seen a lot of the environmental impact us, as humans have.  One main example is plastic.  You have all seen Blue Planet, right?   So, to try and do our part , Ian and I have swapped all the bottles of plastic in our bathroom for bars, yes , shampoo can come in a bar.  I make our sunscreen and moisturisers that are not only plastic free, they are chemical free too! We set ourselves a plastic challenge when we shop and we have become pescatarians. 

I will tell you about the changes we have made and the places we have been to and will try to give advice if I can.  Please forgive me if I jump around a bit as I tell you, it’s just I am telling you about the now but also about places from years ago.

Wish me luck…

Hope you enjoy AND thank you for reading xxx

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