Who is traveljody?


I was really hoping I would get away with the obligatory ‘about me’, especially the whole photo part but I’ve been told that’s not the correct way to do things so here goes!

I have a love of coral reefs, nature and wildlife, stark landscapes and white beaches, throw in the occasional piece of history and/or architecture and you will be close to a 100% match on my travel style



I don’t class myself as an ‘expert’ on one particular area of the globe, nor do I class myself an expert on any type of travel – I love variety too much to make repeat trips to one country or area.  You will find much, much more about my travels on the pages of this website but here is a brief rundown of my travels in my adult life:

September 2007 – Azziza Thalasso Hotel, Hamamet, Tunisia

September 2007 – Madrid, Spain

October 2008 – Barcelona, Spain

June 2009 – Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares, Guardalavaca, Cuba

March 2010 – Dahab, Egypt (Learning to Dive)

October 2010 – Kilarney/Ring of Kerry, Republic of Ireland

May 2011 – Vilamendhoo Island, South Ari Atoll, Maldives

March 2012 – Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu, Kenya

March 2012 – Ashnil Aruba Lodge, Tsavo East

March 2012 – Kilaguni Serena Lodge, Tsavo West

June 2012 – Reethi Beach, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Feb 2013 – Crowne Plaza Times Square, New York

April 2013 – Reethi Beach, Baa Atoll, Maldives

June 2013 – Hilton Nubian Resort, Marsa Alam, Egypt

January 2014 – Planned trip to La Flora Resort, Khao Lak, Thailand

See more about my plans for 2014 on my dedicated trip pages!


Unfortunately, I don’t work in travel.  I am always being told that I should due to my experiences and the level of knowledge I’ve accumulated during years of trip planning and research so maybe it will happen one day!  For the mean time I work in the finance department of a large mental health care provider and passed my final ACCA exam in December 2012 (yay).

I am very happily married to a man who not only puts up with my blabberings of all things exotic and travel related but also cooks me the most amazing food!  It is thanks to him that I have a much wider pallette now, and really enjoy Indian and Thai food.  I always wanted to be a Marine Biologist when I was younger, which probably explains my deep love of all things fish and reef.  After having that passion reignited in 2009 I joined a trip to Dahab, Egypt to learn to dive in 2010.  Diving didn’t, and doesn’t, come naturally to me if I am honest.  I had to overcome a lot of anxiety to eventually get my Scuba Diver cert that year.  I then managed to upgrade to Open Water diver in the Maldives in 2011 before again upgrading to Advanced Open Water in 2013.



3 thoughts on “Who is traveljody?

  1. Your travel list is amazing! Looks like you need to come to my neck of the woods and see Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone! You sound from your writing like you are British, right? I look forward to reading more posts in the future.

    • I sure am, it’s all the extra ‘u’s we put in words like colour that give it away!

      Hubby and I would love to visit Yellowstone, we have watched a lot of the National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries on it! Have never heard of Grand Teton so will have to go and have a look, I love learning about new places 🙂

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