About Page The Very Zest

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I’m Emily, an Aussie girl who believes a life without zest (that’s excitement and enthusiasm) is a life only half lived.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m an addict. I’m addicted to the feeling I get in my stomach when my flight launches from the runway. I’m addicted to the thrill of experiencing new things I’ve only ever dreamt about and I am addicted to finding the silver lining in every situation.

I’m a girl who got sick of hearing her friends tell her they WISH they could travel like she does. Which is why I created this blog – The Very Zest, to show people that the only thing holding them back from making their travel dream a reality is, well… them.

What is life for not one big fun adventure

You know how I know this? Because I used to be that person with a BIG dream to travel, but no idea how to make it happen. I’ll be straight up with you, I could have left 2 years earlier than I did to go and backpack through 15 different countries but not knowing the answers to questions like ‘how much do I need to save for long term travel?’, ‘what size backpack should I take?’ and ‘should I book everything in advance or just wing it?’ convinced me to keep pushing my big dream to the back of my mind and not act on it. It wasn’t until I realised that the things we want most in life are literally just on the other side of our fears. So I stared those fears in the face, hit book now on my one way flight and never looked back.

How to travel the world free guide

Follow my journey from travel dream to overseas destination in just 12 weeks. Don't worry, I only send the kind of content I would want to receive.