No this is not a Meatloaf fan site (although I do love 80s rock). I’m Katherine; A 30+ female adventurer, solo traveler, adrenaline junkie and skateboard owner. In September 2017 I decided to quit the rat race, leaving the pressures of city living behind to hit the open road.
Having never travelled alone before the age of 30, I’ve now been to Poland, Portugal, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand and am currently adventuring around Latin America as an independent woman of the world.
Why the time was right to get the hell out
Firstly, for years I was wilting under the confines of London city; the 9-5 corporate treadmill, the constant house changes forced upon you as a renter, the lack of real green space and always being surrounded by some 9million co-inhabitants etc etc. Secondly, I sadly split after a seriously long term and very special relationship which left me feeling utterly lost. As a result I found myself spiralling into bit of a black hole with no real direction.
I needed a big change to reset my senses and find my happy place again, and I knew that the usual tactic of getting drunk and head banging wasn’t going to cut it.
I’d always loved to travel and had a bucketlist that was starting to look like a gap year travel brochure, so I thought if I am going to “find myself” I may as well do it somewhere awesome.
So this is my escape TO the real world. To find out what it’s all about, to find out what I’m about and to share these experiences with you. I hope this blog can inspire others to realise;
- Travelling is the best medicine
- It’s ok to travel solo (in fact its awesome)
- Everyone has their own path in life and some of us have many
I hope you’ll join me on the journey – I guarantee it will be one hell of a ride.
For all the latest updates and pictures follow me on instagram @katoutofhell