Making up for lost time...
I've longed to travel my whole life, but I didn't leave the country at all till I was 20, which was only to go to Ireland for a week with University; and I didn't leave the British Isles til I was 24 when I jumped in at the deep end a bit, with a busman's holiday to go digging in Albania.
I'm an archaeologist, which is a chronically underpaid career, so I have to live fairly frugally to be able to afford to travel at all - but it's worth it! Occasionally I do get to travel with work though; as well as Albania I've worked in Spain, France and Denmark - this does rather make up for things!
My preferred style of travel is backpacking. Particularly when I can take off for a few months at a time, I love to just move around an area, staying as long as I feel the need to in each place, without a sense of hurry. I love to be able to explore and get to know a place. That said, I do like to see the 'sights'... I just like to experience other things as well. Working in a country is a fantastic way to get to know it better, I'm hoping I can do that again (and again!).
I'm gradually working on creating and updating pages for all the places I've visited; it's going to take me quite a while, I've got so much I'd like to say! I also want to create pages for all the places I know and love in the UK. I think that travelling around and getting to know your own country is just as important as going abroad, and there is so much diversity within the British Isles.