Sister Story - Beth

Name: Beth

Age: 21

About: Someone with no direction except to see beautiful things meet beautiful people and become a beautiful person.  Life is too short to be someone you're not or do something you're not happy about. I'm selfish in all the right ways. I'm living how I want!

Why did you decide to travel? University wasn't something I wanted to do. And I didn't want to go straight into a 9-5 job. The only option I saw available was to travel the other side of the world and see what happened. Best thing I ever did.

Where do you come from? Devon, stick of!

Where do you want to go next? South America

What is your number one tip for travelling?Prepare for the uncertainty. Wing it. But just have a plan b. You never know what could happen.

What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? Putting travel plans on the back burner until I had the funds. When you're ready to go and adventure and you have no money is the most annoying thing.

What do you miss about home? A room to myself. All my clothes and makeup. Friends and family, seeing my nephews grow up and go to school. All the fruit and vegetables we have in the garden. Always having food in the house!

What have you learnt about yourself? How chill I am. How accepting I am to others and to myself. How I give people sound advice from experiences. Learning not to take people's shit, I don't deserve that! No one does! But talking like a 'grown up' and not being petty about it.

Favourite Quote? "To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." Dumbledore. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Favourite new thing? (i.e. food you have tried, skill, tradition, place) Night markets. Japanese dumplings. Noodles. Chop sticks. Hikes. Meeting new people. Seeing places you only see in postcards.

What advice would you give to other girls wanting to travel? You're not the only one. You don't look funny on your own cooking dinner in the hostel you look brave. And more people wish they could be as balsy as you. If you have a question it's cool to ask. If you don't want to be on your own, you will finds loads of people doing the same thing or going to the same place. After a while you'll be around to give your own advise to other travellers and they will learn to be brave too!  I hope this helps x