Welcome to The Salty Fern Blog!
My name is Fern, a twenty-something lover of all things. I believe my hunger for the world was imparted to me in the womb, with my mother traveling around Europe in the second trimester! From a young age I was wide eyed and ready to absorb anything the world threw at me, and luckily that feeling has not gone away with the years.
After finishing university with a Zoology degree, and working in a rehabilitation centre in South Africa, the most terrifying and bone chilling thought was going home to a 9 to 5 grind. The idea of spending most of my life repeating the same tasks day to day, in an office or lab, scared the life out of me. And so I headed to Manchester airport with a one way ticket and 4 months worth of savings and hoped for the best.
I’m currently in Mexico, living an expat life I never thought possible for me. Coming from a small town in the North of England people gasp in horror when they hear where I live, but to me it’s home and right now there’s no place else I’d rather be.
Ibn Battuta, a wise Moroccan traveler once said, “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” and that’s exactly what I plan to do, tell you my story. No matter how crazy, and filled with bumps my road may be, I wish to share it with you. So, won’t you join me on this amazing, beautiful and infuriating rollercoaster that is ‘The Truth About Travel’.