About Me

Hi, I’m Zoe. Welcome to Zo Around The World!


Here’s a bit about me:

I have an obsession for travel and exploring new cultures. Myself and my boyfriend Shaun have travelled to over 50 countries in 6 continents around the world.

Since 2013, we have left our home twice to travel around the world long-term together, on budget backpacking trips to many amazing places including South America, Asia, The Caucasus and Australasia.

In this blog you can read all about our travels, including detailed itineraries and how we managed to travel so cheaply. 

India, February 2014

In 2013, we left home for our first big trip. We travelled for 12 months including 4 months working in Australia and the remaining time we travelled around Asia and Australasia on a very tight budget, which you can read all about in this blog.

In 2015, we then moved to London together, where we spent 3 years working hard saving money, but we also managed to fit in some amazing budget holidays around Europe and Morocco.

In 2018, we left our jobs and our flat in London and jumped back in to long term travel again , we had no time constraints and ended up being away for over 12 months. This trip was our biggest yet – we visited 20 countries across South America, Asia and Europe and made some of the best memories. 

We began that trip in South America. The trip took us from the beaches of Brazil, to the chilly southern tip of Patagonia, to the salt flats of Bolivia and the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. We travelled the entire length of the Andes mountain range, the longest mountain range on earth, and we ended at the Caribbean coast on the beaches of Colombia in the far North of the continent. 

After South America we travelled to Asia; a continent  I fell in love with on my first big trip away and had been dreaming of returning to ever since. We travelled to Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and The Philippines, to Sri Lanka and India, before we then started making our way home through the Caucasus region and eventually to Austria in Central Europe. We had originally planned to end our trip travelling around Africa, but long term travel was more tiring than we had remembered, so we decided to save that for another time and we returned home to Derbyshire.

India, November 2018