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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.
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.