'Helping you to travel the world, one experience at a time'

About Me page, Backpack Becki a Thirtysomething travel blogger from Bristol UK on a mission to find a more exciting and fufilling life than the 9 to 5.
The Drakensbergs on the South African and Lesotho Boarder

Hi! I’m Becki, a self-confessed travel addict and experience connoisseur!

I’ve been travelling the world since 2013, after ditching my career as a secondary school teacher. To date, I have visited over 60 countries, always searching out THE BEST experiences that our gorgeous little planet has to offer.

Like many, travel was something I’d always wanted to do but for one excuse or another, kept getting ‘shelved’. There was never a ‘perfect’ time.

My 20’s got devoured by college, university and a post-grad, and then the debt that follows getting an education. It wasn’t until I was in my 30s, that it dawned on me, if I didn’t make the decision to travel now, then I probably would never go.

So I quit my career, sold a ton of stuff, put the rest in storage and set off on my worldwide adventures. I’ve never looked back!

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The Treasury at Petra, Jordan

So what's the thinking behind Meet Me In Departures?

At first, I just used to document my travels on a hobby blog and a few photos posted on Facebook, but then so many people would say to me, ‘I wish I could do that’ ; to see the world through incredible bucket list experiences.

And so, in October 2019, ‘Meet Me In Departures‘, was born.

In a nutshell:

My goal is to help you live YOUR best life, through incredible adventures and memorable experiences all over The World.

If I can do it, so can you!

About Me page, Backpack Becki a Thirtysomething travel blogger from Bristol UK on a mission to find a more exciting and fufilling life than the 9 to 5.
Palenque Ruins, Mexico

So what's been my most memorable experience so far?

I get asked this SOOOOO many times! It’s so difficult to choose, as I don’t have a single favourite experience, they’ve all been mind-blowing.

 

Of course, visiting the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon Rainforest are up there with some of the top places to experience wildlife, both are outstanding on every level. I also took the opportunity to learn to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef which sparked a deep love for all things ocean-based. It also where my obsession with sharks began.

About Me page, Backpack Becki a Thirtysomething travel blogger from Bristol UK on a mission to find a more exciting and fufilling life than the 9 to 5.
Semuc Champey, Guatemala

From a historical perspective, doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu had been on my bucket list for years. It exceeded my expectations and to this date, no photo has ever done it justice! The trail is steeped with history and although parts of the trail are challenging and you’re exhausted from hiking at altitude for four days, seeing the ruins of Machu Picchu, nestled in the rugged surrounding and appearing through the mist is incredible.

 

One of the most visually stunning adventure experiences I’ve had was the Silfra Dive in Iceland. The water is crystal clear, straight off a glacier. Although it’s beautiful, I’ve never felt so cold! The water was 2 degrees, and the air outside was -10, but the beauty of the dive and getting to swim between and touch the tectonic plates of America and Europe made the discomfort worthwhile and is certainly an experience that I will always remember. Twin that with glacier ‘caving’ and getting to watch the Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights) dancing in the night sky above; Iceland certainly packed a punch for top life experiences.

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So....what's still on my bucketlist?

Although I have already ticked off so many things on my buket list, I have a bit of a problem, where it seems to keep growing #firstworldproblems! You can find out what’s on my crazy long bucket list here.

With my love for sharks, the one that has eluded me so far is the hammerhead shark. I would also love to see gorillas in the wild one day too.

I can’t resisit a ruin! There are so many that I am keen to explore including Göbekli Tepe in Turkey, Hampi in India and Copan in Honduras.

Finally, two things on my adventure bucket list are to complete the Mount Kilimanjaro hike in Tanzania as well as to skydive in New Zealand.

What's on YOUR bucketlist?

So, you’ve found out a little bit about me but more importantly, where are you planning to travel to and what’s on your bucket list?

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Life is for living!

Becki

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