The Great Escape

A girl from London decides it’s time to follow her dreams…

“…Yes to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free,
Silhouetted by the sea…”
Bob Dylan

Hi, I’m Ola!

In 2014, after 10 years of living a 9-5 life in one of the busiest cities in the world, I chose to break free, abandon my ‘career’ and travel.

I travelled through CubaMexico, Colombia, Ecuador, The Galapagos Islands, Argentina, LA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and Japan.

My mission?

To experience as much as I could from the world and the people I met, in the hope that I would learn more about myself and what it was that I really wanted to do with my life.

The ‘Great Escape’ adventure of 2014 wasn’t just about travel and escape, I was searching for a new way of life.

My bold ‘escape’ was in fact the beginning of important change. My life of travel (which is something I absolutely adore) has become something so much bigger than that.

I’ve discovered that freedom and happiness is finding joy in everyday life.

I am slowly working towards becoming a full-time, planet-friendly, Adventurer and I’m going to share with you how I went form skint and clueless to where I am today.

With the right tools and the right people, you CAN find the inspiration you need to live a rich and wonderful life, whatever that looks like for you.

Anything is possible (at any time, in any circumstance)!

This blog is a personal account of my travels and journey through an unsung world. And perhaps more importantly now, my journey through a life of unsung treasures yet to be discovered.

What’s in it for you?

Inspiration that no matter what stage in life you are at, it is never too late to turn your life around and follow your dreams.

For the aspiring (and fellow) traveller:

Highlights and best bits of places I’ve visited in the world.

Adventure travel tips and advice on how to prepare, how to make the most of your money and the resources you will need to make things happen.

Check out my section on planning, including top 5 things to do before you leave.

Happy adventure making!

Ola x

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