My name is India Parish and I have an unquenchable thirst to explore new cities and cultures.
After finishing school in 2006, I saved up and headed out of Australia for the first time, landing in London to begin a six month backpacking adventure around Europe.
The moment I stepped off the plane in Heathrow I was hooked. The nomadic life was for me, with my bulging backpack, a blank journal and a camera in hand, I could wander as far as I chose. The sense of freedom became an addiction and an expensive one at that.
Trips to and from Australia to far-flung corners of the world saw my bank account dwindle and I soon sought a life that paid me to travel. In 2011 I began working aboard private Superyachts which cruise the Mediterranean in Summer and the Caribbean and USA in the winter. The billionaires of the world need staff while they travel the world!
I spent six years working on beautiful Superyachts cruising the world. I was able to spend my time-off travelling and cultivating my photography and writing skills.
Whilst on the road, I earned my diploma of Journalism from the London School of Journalism via correspondence. I have also been fortunate to work with several travel companies as a freelance blogger.
I have visited four of the seven continents and left footprints and friends in 60+ countries. Ten years after my first overseas adventure, I have decided to create my own website to share the knowledge I have gained on the road and the images I have collected over the years with fellow travellers.
The aim of this website is to help others plan their overseas adventures giving practical advice and knowledge. I wish inspire those who dream of adventure and remind my readers of the beauty of the world we live in.
I also wish to inspire women of all ages to back themselves and pursue their adventures overseas with gusto. I am a small blonde girl who has the audacity to travel to Iran, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, India and Burma not knowing a soul.
You set the limits of what you can do. You decide what you are capable of. Dream it, begin it.
I hope to meet you one day in this fascinating world.
Always say yes to adventure!
Questions? Need advice? Just want to say hi? Please send me an email. I would love to hear from you.
So, where have I been..?
EUROPE: England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Corsica, Monaco, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Andorra, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Greece, Malta, Turkey, Russia
OCEANIA: Australia, New Zealand
NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA: Canada, United States of America, Panama
THE CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Bahamas, St Maarten, St Barthelemy, St Kitts and Nevis, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, Puerto Rico
ASIA & MIDDLE EAST: Mongolia, China, Japan, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates
AFRICA: South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Morocco
Where am I now?
Where to next?
Durban, South Africa
Off the bucket list:
Hiked to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Slept in a yurt tent in rural Mongolia
Served the King of Spain
Took the train along the Silk Road
Sailed across the Atlantic Ocean twice
Walked on the Great Wall of China
Slept under the Northern Lights
Sailed the Suez & Panama Canal
Still on bucket list:
Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Hike the Inca trail, Peru
See all 7 wonders of the world
See the Great Pyramids, Egypt
Sleep in the Amazon rainforest
See a wild Polar Bear, Arctic Circle
See the Terracotta Warriors, China
Learn Tango in Argentina
Island hop Papua New Guinea
Speak three languages fluently