Sister Story - Emily

Name: Emily Young

Age: 21

About: Lived in Midsomer Norton near Bath for the last 12 years, completed my GCSEs and A Levels & then went to work for a concrete company for the last 2 years before I decided to come travelling. My hobbies include, reading & making the most of every opportunity.

Why did you decide to travel? Something I've always wanted to do - travelled the East Coast last year and decided to come back to explore more of Australia

Where do you come from? England

Where do you want to go next? West Australia, New Zealand

What is your number one tip for travelling? Keep your head screwed on!

What has been your biggest challenge to overcome? Having to leave my family and friends at home knowing I might not see them for a long while

What do you miss about home? My friends and family

What have you learnt about yourself? That I can do this by myself, to travel by myself & meet lots of new people. I've learnt that even though you are so far away from everything you know well, you're never really that far. I will learn how to cook like a pro chef also aha!

Favourite Quote? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

Favourite new thing? (i.e. food you have tried, skill, tradition, place) Being spontaneous - random road-trips & seeing new things and doing new things.

What advice would you give to other girls wanting to travel? Have the best time ever! Just don't be stupid! You have to be street wise, not everyone is your friend.