In my free time when I’m not doing my day job I enjoy my two main passions in life; photography and travel. Both of these interests were installed into me at a young age and I was fortunate to travel with my parents during my childhood. This exposure to the world has fueled my desire to explore it and has given me the confidence to do so. Whilst I am definitely not a luxury traveller by any means, only having only a limited budget to spend on travel after having paid out for the day to day things in life, I’m not really the backpacking type either.
Photography. I love it. This like travelling was introduced to me when I was young, receiving my first camera when I was just seven, then during my early teens my father taught me to use a SLR. Over time this hobby has grown and is now shared with my husband who is a keen photographer and my avid travel companion.
So what’s with the name Sunrise Adventures? As you may or may not have guessed by now I’m a big fan of early starts loving to be out on the road well before sunrise to take advantage of that lovely golden light sunrise brings. This also being the perfect time to view wildlife as they bath in the warmth the new day brings or continue to defend their patch with their morning song. The Adventures element of my name relates to my love of travel and exploring new places whether close to home or further afield.
My top five destinations to date:Samburu, Kenya – Samburu made me fall in love with safari and fueled my enthusiasm to explore Africa further. It was also an eye opener making me realise that up until that point I had not taken enough time to notice the bird and wildlife within my local area, which has unlocked a whole new world where now even a walk to my local shops can provide much enjoyment.
Rome, Italy – I discovered Rome in my early twenties and have since returned again recently. I love the history, culture,architecture and not forgetting world famous gelato ice cream this city has to offer.
Florida, USA – I spent several weeks road tripping around Florida several years back and fell for its incredible diverse landscapes, from the tropical Keys to the sub tropics of the Everglades and central Florida. These changes create a varied habitats making for spectacular bird and wildlife viewing.
South Luangwa, Zambia – A beautiful place that is home to the walking safari which takes you to the edge of your comfort zone, never knowing what will be around the next corner!
North Norfolk Coast, England – Whilst this is much closer to home than my other destinations I love the North Norfolk coast. Nothing beats getting up early to go for a long walk on a sunny winters day along our stunning coastline. It is also a great spot for watching migrant birds entering and leaving the country as well as watching seals caring for their young.
I hope you can join me as I share some of my favourite places, photos, travel tales and the occasional tip. I always love hearing from my readers so please do leave a comment or just say hello.