‘Are you struggling today Gemma? Not feeling too well?’ The truth was, I was about to cry. Yep, there it was. Pretty sure Kars (our guide) wished he hadn’t asked. ‘It’s OK Gemma, you can do this’ he said, taking the rucksack off my back, adjusting it and now carrying two just so I could … Continue reading The Road to Everest
Immediately following a natural disaster, people all over the world feel like giving. Stone hearts in all corners of the globe suddenly turn to candy floss. Empathy wears off quickly for most. For others it will hang around inquisitively for years to come. I’m not trying to convince you that volunteering abroad is a good … Continue reading Playing a small part, making a big difference
Turks and Caicos, you must allow me to tell you how much I love and admire you, Of course, when I found out I was coming to meet you, I had to go away and google your location. I’d heard about you but knew absolutely nothing about where you are, or what you … Continue reading A letter to Turks and Caicos
Thinking about it is one thing, the preparation, quite another. I think I’m starting to panic. I’m really on this whole challenging myself thing right now. I’m feeling like embracing my health and clarity of mind. Wanting to push my boundaries and reach for things I once thought were beyond my capabilities. Because, there’s … Continue reading Thoughts ahead of my biggest challenge yet, Everest Base Camp (3 months to go)
I guess with a name, an identity…a brand even? You find a niche and you work with it. But this day in age, 2017.. all the niches are full. Of course, nothing is ‘niche’ any longer. But it’s still OK to write about your travels, isn’t it? Even if I don’t have … Continue reading Where do you even start?