The Journey Begins

The Backpacking Nurse Departs

HI I’m Pat, I’ve worked as a Registered Nurse for the past 4 years, spending the past 2.5 years working in a busy ER department. This position is challenging in so many ways, but I have been able to thrive in it. I can’t say enough good things about the staff I’ve had the opportunity to work with. 

I have resigned from my full-time RN position, with no departmental opportunity to take a leave of absence in the fall and no room for me to squeeze onto the casual list, I am now happily unemployed.

I’m overcome with excitement, the world is mine to see, I’ve saved up enough money to travel with no specific timeline, nowhere I need to go, just going to go with the flow and plan as I go.

I have a passion for travelling, I love seeing new places, meeting new people and finding new adventures. I have been able to backpack my way around the world three times. A few years ago I got hooked onto travelling. In 2012, I booked a ticket two days in advance and backpacked through Europe for 3.5 weeks. I travelled through China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in 2013. Asia is an amazing continent, so much to see and do! Last year in 2015 I travelled through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. With other experiences in Mexico, USA and Cuba I have been able to trek my way through 19 countries.

A while back I set a personal goal for myself to travel through 25 different countries by the time I am twenty-five years old. I will make it to 25 countries and I started this blog to bring you along on this adventure with me. Travelling has enriched my life with cultural experiences throughout the world and I want to share my ongoing stories with interested people.

It took a lot of deliberation to figure out my first destination.  After mulling it over for a while I decided on Kathmandu, Nepal. I intend on hiking to Mount Everest base camp, relaxing and perhaps some volunteering, I will be departing April 11th and arriving on April 12th spending about a month in Nepal, The flight is 27 hours, which isn’t too bad considering I will be travelling to the other side of the world from Toronto, Canada.

Stay tuned, I will be posting regularly when internet is accessible. 

Ladies Man
Having a good time with the Ladies on the Uros Floating Islands (Peru, 2015).
Climbing up and down the Great Wall of China (China, 2013).
Canyoning down waterfalls with my buddy Mark in Baños (Ecuador, 2015).