Monica lives in Wales with her partner and their three young children. She’s a travel blogger and has been blogging at The Travel Hack for over 10 years now. Monica usually travels somewhere new once or twice a month and is always exploring the UK. You can connect with Monica on GAFFL or over on her blog The Travel Hack.
Why I Travel
I've always had this urge to do something exciting, something different and memorable. When I was a kid I was terrified of becoming a grown-up and having a boring life that revolved around work and household chores, so after university I went backpacking for two years before I settled into this boring adult lifestyle I imagined. Little did I know that my backpacking adventure would spark an idea for a travel blog which would eventually become my career and I'd never end up with that boring life I was scared of. I now continue to do it for the love of it and also because it's my job!
I've met so many people through travelling but I've also met a lot of people through travel blogging. The blogging communities are so strong and close and some of my best friends today were met through travel blogging events and by travelling together.