I’m Vicky Inglis, and I got the taste for adventure on expedition in Belize with Raleigh International. Trekking in the jungle, sleeping in a hammock, scuba diving on the barrier reef, and working with archaeologists on Mayan temples skewed my idea of what “real life” should be. Whilst at university I also took part in an expedition to Malawi, and kayaked and trekked through the African landscape.
After graduating with a degree in Marine Biology and a Masters in Ecotourism, I worked in conservation for several organisations, as an Environmental Education Officer, Interpretation Officer, and Environmental Youthworker. I’d spend the day in the woods hunting for the Gruffalo with teeny-tots, and watching teenagers attempt to fell trees with the power of flirting.
Following redundancy of my job in 2013, I joined the crew of the Viking longship Draken Harald Hårfagre, spending summers sailing around Norway and the British Isles. These Vagabond Shoes. developed from a personal blog to keep in touch with family and friends, to something bigger throughout 2014. In the same year I was also shortlisted for the World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship.
I love reading about travel, and even just flicking through the atlas makes me happy. This year, I learned to knit, and I’m currently working on a scarf and mittens for the winter. If I could chose a superpower, I’d like the ability to breathe underwater. My favourite cheese is Gruyère.
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