I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for sea turtles for a while now. One of my first solo trips was to Costa Rica where I joined a sea turtle conservation project and I have since been fortunate enough to swim alongside these animals in Australia, the Maldives and Belize. During my trip to the Florida Keys, I knew I had to pay a visit to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon and check out the amazing work that they are doing for these creatures.
One of my favourite travel experiences didn’t involve splashing out somewhere luxurious, in fact, it was somewhere the complete opposite. I stayed on a beach in a shelter with no walls and no electricity, yet I feel so lucky to have been able to experience it! This was my first experience of Central America and my first real solo trip!