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Crowning A Queen: Adventurous Traveler

Posted on: August 2, 2009

There are so many amazing women and girls who are doing great things. So each month, I’m giving props to ladies who are making it happen. This month our queen is Annabel Gillard, a corporate professional who loves to spend her free time globe-trotting.   Read about her travels and the benefits of experiencing different cultures…  

“I decided to travel a few years ago when I thought I might lose my job due to cost cutting. I’d always wanted to see more of the world, experience how other people lived their lives and have some adventures. I fell in love with the idea so much that even when I didn’t lose my job I decided to resign and go anyway. I traveled throughout Central and South America, extensively through Africa and took shorter trips to Asia. People always ask for my favorite trip but it’s so hard to compare a national park in Colombia with the seductive city of Buenos Aires, the desert in Chile, the icebergs in Patagonia or the craziness of Rio. And that’s just South America!!”

“I love to travel because you meet the most amazing and interesting people, you see stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, unusual animals and hear the most extraordinary stories. The other thing I love about travel is the sense of absolute freedom that it gives you – free from other people’s perceptions of you, free from the rat race, free from all the stuff that usually weighs you down & free to do whatever you want every day when you wake up. Travel feels like life in its most concentrated form – more happens to you in a day than happens in a week back at home. It is that most liberated feeling of freedom which keeps me coming back for more…”

Annabel & I met when we were 5 while I was going to school in London.  We stayed in touch as pen pals (the internet was not invented yet!).  She keeps me in check when I’m working too hard and not taking enough time to vacation and relax.  Annabel’s next trip is to Madagascar (a large island off the East Coast of Southern Africa- think the animated movie:)

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1 Response to "Crowning A Queen: Adventurous Traveler"

Great to hear Annabel is doing what she enjoys! That’s the key to life happiness! You Go Girl!!!!

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