About Janet

Paragliding in Cape Town

Welcome to Journalist On the Run, my adventure travel blog that follows my escapades around the world and tries to give readers an insight into what life is like in far flung corners of this beautiful planet.

I’m a 29 year old, happy-go-lucky intrepid traveler (and qualified journalist!) from Ireland, who decided to quit her full time job in favour of a happier, healthier and more adventurous life.

When I was younger, I can remember reading an inspirational story in a book called “Chicken Soup for the Soul”.  The short story titled Another Check Mark On the List is about a 15-year-old boy named John who, on one rainy day, when it was too wet outside to play, decided to write a list of goals. John continued writing until he had 127 goals. These goals included exploring the Nile River,climbing the world’s highest mountains, read the entire works of Shakespeare and learning 3 foreign languages. He also wanted to milk a poisonous snake and ride an ostrich!

Of the 127 goals that he listed over 60 years ago, John has achieved 108. If he lives to become 75 years old he will achieve 109 (he listed “live to see the 21st Century”). How did John achieve all of these goals? He wrote them down.

After reading this story, I too decided, like many other people, to make a list of all the things I wanted to do/see/learn throughout my life. I, however, wanted to achieve these things before the age of 30. Back then 30 seemed to be quite old and an acceptable age to have completed all my goals. Now that 30 is fast-approaching, and I look back on everything I have achieved in such a short space of time, I have decided to set bigger goals!!

This blog is about documenting all my travels and adventures, my career growth and career failure, and keeping track of all the goals I have achieved and the many more which have yet to be accomplished. It’s sort of like a ‘bucket list for life’.

Right now, following stints living in Asia, I am roaming the world as a digital nomad, working from my computer and pretty much living the dream.

Learning loads, smiling loads, making loads more amazing friends. I see life as one big adventure, so come join me and let’s have some fun!

133 Comments

  1. Jean Huang Photography February 10, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    Awesome story and incredible travels! I’m a traveler and will need to continue doing more. Best of luck with all the adventures!

    • intrepidtraveller February 10, 2011 / 7:06 pm

      Yeah I seem to have the travel bug! Thanks for the comment!

    • jason March 5, 2013 / 10:50 am

      Okay, so its just random luck that i locked on to journlist janet. Do these things go away? Granted, she is a wealth of knowledge of what it is like to be travelling around the world on a stipend visa with hotels and yachts gallore, but what i am really interested in is where the cheapest place to sleep is and how increibly drunk we can get out of five of whatever currency we’re in. And before you say shit, i spent the last three yeare of my life ensuring rural west AFRICAN communities had the resources and commodities to survive day to day.

      • intrepidtraveller March 5, 2013 / 10:56 am

        Hey Jason….Are you asking me a question or simply making a statement?! That’s great that you spent the last 3 years working with west African communities, very admirable. I hope that some day soon I can spend that much time in Africa, but have to save up first so I have enough money to survive with little or no pay. :)

  2. Dustin Cole July 3, 2011 / 11:46 pm

    Wow Janet you’ve really been all around the world. Where in Korea are you living now?

    • intrepidtraveller July 4, 2011 / 3:39 am

      Hi Dustin! Ya I try my best to make my way from country to country as much as possible, working my away around the world really. I’m currently teaching up in the DMZ near Munsan. :) Great blog by the way…maes my mouth water!

      • Mansour September 13, 2011 / 11:19 am

        U R So great to do all that, hope you have a nice living in Korea.

    • intrepidtraveller October 19, 2011 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks, I really like yours too!

  3. lindakahle October 19, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    Wow what an amazing history you have! Best of luck with your Masters – I’m sure you’ll do amazing things with it!

    • intrepidtraveller October 19, 2011 / 10:03 pm

      Hey,
      Thanks, it is going really well so far- very interesting and should help me get back Africa where I BELONG!! (In my mind anyway, and my heart I guess. )
      Going to check out your blog too as you are a fellow travel writer I see! :)

      • jason March 5, 2013 / 10:29 am

        came across your blog today (2013). HOW’s AFRICA?

  4. MMAndamon October 23, 2011 / 1:49 am

    You’re some intrepid traveller with those adventures! I love your blog! I look forward to more posts! Goodluck with the postgraduate degree. :-)

    • intrepidtraveller October 23, 2011 / 10:56 pm

      Hey! Thanks so much for the kind words, there is so much more of the world I have to see but all in its own time! Happy blogging! :)

  5. teachemgood November 10, 2011 / 5:26 am

    Wow…what a bio. I’ll be following your Korean adventures…any tips for a newbie in Australia?

    • intrepidtraveller November 10, 2011 / 5:37 pm

      Hey! Im actually home from Korea now after doing a full year there…have come home to do a Masters! Lots of tips for a newbie in Australia, will email you a bunch of links if ya like! :) Janet

  6. Writing with a Pencil November 18, 2011 / 8:28 am

    Hi, I was just wondering how you made so many pages on your blog? I noticed your blog is labelled as Home and I have no idea how to do that. I’m a newbie to wordpress, so I’m still trying to find my way around. I would appreciate your help. Great Blog by the way! :D

    • intrepidtraveller November 18, 2011 / 8:40 pm

      Hey Thanks! It’s real easy. Just click on the “site stats” then click “pages” tab on the left hand side of your dashboard…here you can create different pages! :) Hope this helps! Good luck!

  7. rexyedventures November 19, 2011 / 1:28 pm

    Thanks for liking my page Janet! Just spent the last hour reading your blog,. It looks tres amazing!

    Are you swinging your way through Britain soon?

    • intrepidtraveller November 21, 2011 / 2:49 pm

      Have to stay put for the moment to finish my Masters but as I live in Ireland, I’m sure I’ll be popping over to Britain soon enough! :)

    • intrepidtraveller November 25, 2011 / 12:37 am

      Thanks, Im jealous of all your chocolatey treats!! Nom nom!!

  8. Oskari Oleva November 25, 2011 / 12:09 pm

    Hi, Janet!

    As I am new to travel blogging (in English) it was nice to notice you had liked my moneyless hitchhiking story :)

    I like your blog as well! Good luck with the studies… hope you get to travel soon again!

    • intrepidtraveller November 25, 2011 / 1:22 pm

      Good luck with your blog, I’m sure it will be great! Thanks, I hope I get to travel soon too!!

  9. Colleen Mphahlele November 26, 2011 / 8:43 am

    Girl, u have been doing a lot of travelling. But in a good way though.. U should visit SA again hey…

  10. intrepidtraveller November 26, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Hey Colleen! Wow so good to see you found my blog! I will deffo return to SA when I graduate from my Masters program next year, I really miss that place! x

  11. Pat Cegan November 28, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Fun to read of your adventures. Have you read “The Tales of a Female Nomad?” It inspired me years ago to walk away from my golden handcuffs of corporate American and start a new life. I am in central Brazil…look me up if you decide to explore Latin America. I love Brazil and have lived here as a volunteer for nine years. Hugs, pat

    • intrepidtraveller November 28, 2011 / 11:21 pm

      Hi Pat, No I have never heard of it but will surely put it on my Christmas list now, seems interesting! Volunteering for 9 years? Wow, I like your style! Once I graduate from this Masters I’m hoping the job I land will let me visit and live in many different countries, I’ll be sure to look you up if I ever make it to Brazil! Janet

  12. advgrrls December 19, 2011 / 4:25 am

    wow…what an education and adventurer. We travel too just on motorcycles. :-)

    • intrepidtraveller December 19, 2011 / 4:30 am

      Thanks for the comment. I was checking out your motorcycle adventures…looks so fun! I have never even been on a motorcycle…well I have been on a crappy scooter but not an ACTUAL motorbike! Too scared haha. :)

  13. gethappy December 21, 2011 / 5:33 am

    Hey Janet, I am Ugandan and anxious to know more about your Ugandan experience.It feels great to find online someone who has been to your country when you are in Diaspora.

    • intrepidtraveller December 22, 2011 / 5:37 pm

      Hey there GETHAPPY!
      I love your blog…it is truly great! I will be blogging about some of my adventures in Uganda soon so will be sure to let you know. It is such an amazing country and the people are so welcoming, I will be back some day for sure!

  14. petrel41 December 24, 2011 / 7:51 am

    Thanks for liking my blog post on Somalia, and best wishes for your blog!

    • intrepidtraveller December 25, 2011 / 11:41 pm

      Thanks for visiting my blog too! :)

  15. rexyedventures December 24, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Hey janet! I know it’s been so long since we first saw each other but getting round to read your blog now. Looks great already!

    • intrepidtraveller December 25, 2011 / 11:42 pm

      Cheers- Im glad you finally came to check in out- im enjoying reading about your adventures too! Best wishes, Janet :)

  16. Hannah Kane December 30, 2011 / 1:55 am

    Wow. This is one of the most inspiring bios I’ve read So many adventures! :)

    I look forward to reading more.

    • intrepidtraveller December 30, 2011 / 2:27 am

      Thanks for visiting Hannah, I really love your blog too- it is so fun and inspiring! :)

  17. John Phillips December 30, 2011 / 3:40 am

    Thanks for the like. I just ran across your blog. Wished I’d have seen it sooner, would have made my versatile blogger list easy. Great reading.

    • intrepidtraveller December 30, 2011 / 3:54 am

      Thanks- I’m glad you think it’s great reading, and well done with your versatile blogger award! :)

  18. Sunshine Stanfield December 30, 2011 / 5:15 am

    I’m incredibly jealous of your travels! I have no clue how you afford it, lol! I am working very hard to find a way to get back to travel, because it is my passion. I have many stories to tell of the places I have been, but there are so many more I want to see! I got my TEFL so that I could teach English, but without a university degree I am limited. I keep thinking about taking a Journalism course online or something. I have an insane passion for travel and will continue to search for a way to become more portable so that I may continue to explore and share my journeys with others. I had some amazing experiences meeting couchsurfers as well! I also realize that hostels have such a bad name in the States, but they truly are a travelers gem! Please continue to write… it is inspiring.

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 3:59 am

      Hey! Thanks for your comment! Travel really is one of my big passions too! I hope you get to go use your TEFL somewhere, teaching English really is such fun!

  19. Capn Dyke December 30, 2011 / 5:26 am

    I thank ye for visiting this eve, Mlle Janet. You managed t’be comin’ onto a ship that was but a pale replacement for Me Real Vessel – which be here, m’Dear – http://ninjapiratequeen.wordpress.com/. I’m quite grateful that ye boarded though, because I believe I shall stay a bit and explore yer fine-lookin’ blog. Happy Hogmanay t’ye then!

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 4:00 am

      Cool i must check out your other blog so! :)

  20. abichica December 30, 2011 / 11:17 pm

    OMG!! you live the life i wish for, just travelling around the world and writing..woooww!!

    • intrepidtraveller December 31, 2011 / 2:25 am

      Don’t worry…there is A LOT of work involved too! I travel to a place, get a job for a few months, write about it, then move on! But now I’m set on a new more challenging, more rewarding and more worthwhile path in life. Coming soon! :)

  21. Actual Grit January 1, 2012 / 2:02 am

    Thank you for stopping by and liking my page. You have a very nice profile!

    Happy New years!

    • intrepidtraveller January 1, 2012 / 11:12 pm

      Thanks for the comment and Happy New Year to you too!

  22. mj monaghan January 6, 2012 / 3:53 am

    Janet, so glad you’re following my blog. I LOVE what you’ve done. So very exciting. That’s what’s so great about blogging – sharing our unique stories. I do so look forward to reading more of your blog, and hope you find my journey just as interesting.

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 4:02 am

      Hey! Thanks for stopping by, I am loving following your blog too and look forward to reading more in the future! :)

  23. MHIwanders January 6, 2012 / 6:05 am

    Cool website, looks like you’ve seen a good chunk of earth, right on!
    I’m wandering over to Europe this summer… maybe I’ll bump into you in.. Ireland is it?
    Cheers

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 5:11 pm

      Yes come to Ireland,and have some drinks with me! I get my couch ready! :)

      • pandakumarprasanta March 3, 2012 / 5:51 am

        you are so beautiful mam. I want to travell with you in your choice

  24. Maya Guesthouse Project January 6, 2012 / 6:31 am

    Hi Janet,

    We would like to thank you for your interest in our straw bale hotel.
    As you can see, construction works are still on, but we think we’ll be ready for opening in October this year.

    We wish you a Happy New Year and a lot of visits on your blog.

    Greetings from Switzerland

    Louis

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 5:12 pm

      I think it’s a really great project Louis and look forward to following your blog and its progress! Maybe I will get a chance to visit it someday- such an interesting idea! :)

      • Maya Guesthouse Project January 16, 2012 / 6:19 am

        … and you could make your “jump” in front of the first straw bale hotel….

      • intrepidtraveller January 16, 2012 / 12:28 pm

        Totally…that would be a great shot! :)

  25. kierablaney January 6, 2012 / 7:49 am

    Great blog! I really want to venture across Africa but am a bit query…is it a dangerous as they say?
    We may have ran into each other in Dublin couchsurfing meets!! I lived there for 2 months :)
    Hope you all the best in your travels!

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 5:15 pm

      I mean you easily stay out of trouble, but what fun would that be? I seem to always get myself into dangerous situations, but only dangerous by western standards. In Africa..it’s just everyday life and seriously exciting! You should deffo take an adventure there…if it’s your first trip go easy on yourself and check out Kenya, South Africa or Uganda…then when you’re feeling braver you can go a little further! :) Also you’re a couchsurfer too?? Awesome! When were you in Dublin?

      • kierablaney February 24, 2012 / 12:47 am

        Yeah! I cant wait to explore africa but first south america and asia :)
        I love you blog! I love when i get a new email in amoungst all my boring emails and it has a funny post to read from you !! haha
        Im just trying to get my blog up and running i didnt really use it to its potential last trip. But This time i shall with the inspiration from your blog!
        I lived in clondalkin with family for awhile in december 2009 and then again in the summer of 2010 but ill be back in europe this summer so i might just run into you at a cs party! :)
        Love that idea for the spa in switzerland, is that from cs? What group are you a part of that you get updates about awesome stuff like that!!!
        Keep writing entertaining posts :)

      • intrepidtraveller February 24, 2012 / 4:55 pm

        Wow thanks for your lovely comment, love reading encouraging word like these! Im so glad you are enjoying my blog and I hope it will want you go to Africa- such an AMAZING place, I simply can’t wait to go back! Yes the jacuzzi thing is through the SWISS MOUNTAIN LOVERS CS group..looks so fun! Janet

  26. Betty Londergan January 6, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    Thanks for liking my post on Cuba, Janet! I loved visiting your blog, too — and because we’re kindred spirits, you might like my brand new blog (premiering now ..) called
    heifer12x12.wordpress.com — I’m going to 12 countries in 12 months of 2012 for Heifer International, that does great work to end poverty & hunger all over the globe. Maybe we’ll
    be in some of the same places??!! Are you in Uganda now?? I just went in November – fabulous country!!! Have fun, be safe & let’s follow each other’s journey!! Betty

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 5:23 pm

      Wow 12 countries in 12 months sounds really amazing Betty, Im very jealous, but also admire you as it seems like a great cause! Im actually home in Ireland at the moment doing a Masters in Humanitarian Action, but hope to be back on the road once I graduate! As my blog is only about 1 and a half years old, Im currently updating with my adventures from my early twenties…4-5 years ago. I found some old travel diaries so am transferring my diary entries into my blog…such great memories! :)

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 5:23 pm

      Cool- I will be sure to check it out!

  27. steffi January 6, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Wowee!! How have you afforded to do so much travel? that’s incredible :D
    I just graduated university in a bachelor of media and am now travelling on your side of the world…currently in London!

    • intrepidtraveller January 6, 2012 / 6:23 pm

      Oh cool…let me know if you make it to Ireland! I work my way around most countries that I go to picking up jobs as I go… and worked my way through college so I could go abroad each summer!! Enjoy your travels!

  28. David Albrecht January 15, 2012 / 11:31 pm

    Thanks for visiting my site (The Summa) and liking one of my posts.

    I just read your flash mob post. It looks like you had a great time. Very well written. It caught my attention and held it.

    Will you ever work in journalism? You have a nice voice and a good way with words.

    Good luck with your journeys. It looks like you are more of a travel than a destination.

    Regards, Dave Albrecht

    • intrepidtraveller January 15, 2012 / 11:57 pm

      Hey David, thanks for checking out my blog too! I’m not sure if I’ll ever work in Journalism as I’m a humanitarian at heart and that is what I’m working on at the moment, with the hope of getting a job with the United Nations or an NGO in Africa! Thanks for the compliment! Janet

    • intrepidtraveller January 15, 2012 / 11:57 pm

      Why thank you! :)

  29. Pramod Ganapathi January 22, 2012 / 1:47 am

    Hey Janet,
    Thanks for liking my blog post.

    A complement. Your writing is very good.
    Keep it up and all the best. :)

    • intrepidtraveller January 30, 2012 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment, looking forward to reading more of your posts in the future!

  30. Myles Lee March 1, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    I’m glad you liked my recent post. Now I have another positive and inspiring person to follow!

    • intrepidtraveller March 1, 2012 / 10:12 pm

      Likewise Miles! I wish you the best of luck with your alcohol free Lent…hopefully we can help each other out with words of encouragement!

  31. Zahar March 3, 2012 / 2:00 am

    Hey!

    Found someone with the same interest – Journalism. I’m from Mass Communication, doing journalism as well! Btw, wonderful blog! :)

    Do visit my blog – http://izaharjournal.wordpress.com/

    • intrepidtraveller March 3, 2012 / 2:10 am

      Hey Zahar! I love the layout fo your blog..it looks very professional and more like a website than a blog..I’m very jealous! You have a new follower! :)

      • Zahar March 3, 2012 / 2:17 am

        Thanks Janet for the compliment! You don;t have to be jealous, Your blog looks more attractive than mine! :) Thanks for following! Imma follow u too!

  32. Subhan Zein March 17, 2012 / 7:37 am

    Hi Janet,

    You have a lovely blog up here. I enjoy what I’ve been reading so far. Well done on this! :-)

    After taking a joyful ride in your blog, I now would like to kindly invite you to visit mine.

    Thank you and have a wonderful day, my lovely friend! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  33. Michael Fishman March 19, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Amazing story of your life so far!

    • intrepidtraveller March 19, 2012 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Michael….I have many more plans, ideas and adventures to fill the next few years with too! :)

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 4:36 pm

      Wow cool thanks! I’m going to come check it out now! :D

  34. larkycanuck April 5, 2012 / 4:42 am

    I am writing a blog post on 7 most ridiculously simple ways to save money on travel. Would you like to give your input for my post. 1 or 2 best tips will suffice but as long as they are ridiculously simple!

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      Best tip I can give to save money? Hitchhike! Check out digihitch.org or hitchwiki.com! :D

      • larkycanuck April 11, 2012 / 8:55 pm

        awesome. thanks.

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  35. SimplySage April 11, 2012 / 11:40 am

    Wow, what a life! Happy for you and glad we met. Privileged you liked my blog post yesterday. Thanks!
    Alexandria Sage

  36. davidstrachan611 April 11, 2012 / 2:18 pm

    Habari! Safari njema! What a woman! I admire your drive! Kwa heri!

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 8:26 pm

      Jambo Bwana! Mzuri sana, asante sana! :) I really want to learn more swahili this summer! :D

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 4:15 pm

      I’m in Holland at the moment and heading on a field trip to Georgia next week for 10 days! :)

  37. lisafindley April 11, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Stowaway. Reading your About page is enough to send most of us travelers into a swoon of envy, and I love the posts. Glad you got your camera back!

    • intrepidtraveller April 11, 2012 / 4:31 pm

      haha I love finding fellow couchsurfers who are bloggers! I myself am a total CS addict, and trying to hook my parents up with AirBnB at the mo! :) Thanks for stopping by, too! :)

  38. Rich Green April 12, 2012 / 1:43 pm

    Thanks for liking my Traveling in London post.

  39. Iñigo April 16, 2012 / 4:49 am

    Wow that was a lot of travels :) And a lot of of volunteer work. Thank you for sharing your life to those in need.
    I added you in my blogroll, I hope you don’t mind :)

  40. Edna May 3, 2012 / 9:46 am

    So much travel! People think I move around a lot but you’ve got me beat — I hope to have such a crazy story when I’m 26 :) Btw, your avatar looks REALLY familiar to me, it’s driving me nuts not being able to figure out why! Anyway if you’re ever back in Paris give a shout, like!

    • intrepidtraveller May 3, 2012 / 10:12 am

      Hmmm maybe we crossed paths before?! Are you on couchsurfing by any chance? Who knows! ;) Loving your blog and especially the fact that you love all things Irish! ;)

      • Edna May 3, 2012 / 10:18 am

        YES that’s it! I’ve seen you in the CS forums, especially from when I was planning my trip back in 2009! Funny how we’ve connected three years later :)

      • intrepidtraveller May 3, 2012 / 10:38 am

        haha that’s so funny how things work out! If I make it to paris over the summer I will deffo look you up…Im in desperate need of improving my french if I’m to get a job in the UN!! :)

      • Edna May 3, 2012 / 11:27 am

        Oh we are so alike it’s crazy. I’m sure we’ll cross paths at some point!

    • intrepidtraveller July 5, 2012 / 9:34 pm

      Wow, that’s so nice! Thanks for the nomination! Janet x

      • fiztrainer July 5, 2012 / 9:36 pm

        You’re so welcome! :D

  41. Kati Hoffman July 6, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    I was wondering where you taught and traveled to in Kenya and where you went to boarding school and what years you were in Kenya.

    • intrepidtraveller March 5, 2013 / 10:49 am

      Hello! Sorry for RIDICULOUS delay in getting back to you…only seeing this comment now!! I taught in St Kevins Secondary School in Lodwar, in the Turkana province of Northern Kenya. We travelled mostly on the coast and in the Turkana Region, but also a few stops in Western Kenya by Lake Victoria. I went to boarding school in Bandon, in Co.Cork, Ireland! :) Oh and I was in Kenya Summer 2006, Summer 2007 and November 2012.

  42. katekingsley89 March 25, 2013 / 3:02 pm

    I love that you have been to South Africa!! :) wonderful blog – love reading your posts!

  43. Rahburt April 20, 2013 / 2:25 am

    i envy you. i hope to one day be able to travel like you also :)

  44. Harsha September 3, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    Wow You seem to have been to lots of Places and I wish you continue that way.. :-)

  45. 熊森 September 12, 2013 / 5:52 am

    how do you fund all your travels?! :) Plz share :)

    • intrepidtraveller September 16, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      Hello! I work, work, work!! I mostly work my way around the world, getting a job for 1 year in 1 country then moving on to the next. I stay in cheap places when traveling and eat like the locals. :) Hope that helps!

  46. gpcox October 2, 2013 / 10:20 am

    You seem to have found your passion in life and are lucky to have the chance to live it. A pleasure to meet you.

  47. Hitch-Hikers' Handbook November 16, 2013 / 10:05 am

    Lovely blog, Janet! Thanks for connecting with us on Twitter! Keep up the great work!

  48. NeuronTree March 4, 2014 / 2:22 am

    Wow! I’m really stoked to read through your blog and read your adventures to come – if for nothing else other than a how-to on doing it myself! You’re pretty inspirational, lady!

  49. Sumithra Sriram July 20, 2014 / 4:37 am

    You truly are an inspiration to every girl infected with the travel bug. Can’t wait to read more about your travels! :)

  50. trablog February 6, 2015 / 5:42 am

    I am joining to run along :D

  51. mitzitup February 16, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    Hey Janet! Wonderful Blog you have here. I love travelling as much as you do. You’ve been to Bhutan? Planning a roadtrip there this summer. Any inputs will be awesome. Keep doing the good job!!
    Mitha
    http://www.mitzitup.wordpress.com

  52. Henry Chamberlain February 18, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Wow, Janet. You’re living the sort of life I want. But just how does one go about it? I fear not having enough money, steady income. If I could work out some arrangement, whether through freelance or a book deal, sure, that would help make it happen for me. I do get to travel some, now and then, and I’m always writing so that’s good for now. Will continue to read your blog and keep getting inspired.

  53. Himanshu March 1, 2015 / 8:05 am

    Hii Janet, first of all thanks for finding me and thus giving me a way to find u. Loved your bio and also your blog. Thanks for sharing the world and inspiring us. Keep at it.
    I am more towards road tripping and india offers so much to explore.
    Lets stay connected and discuss more on travel. :)

  54. Ami (Yearful of Sundays) April 27, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    You know what, Janet – of all the Chicken Soup stories I’ve read, I vividly remember (and sometimes think about) THIS particular story you mentioned! I remember feeling so inspired when I first read that story. I have a bucket list of 87 items as well, and although I hear some comments about how experiences shouldn’t be “do it and tick off”, I cherish the items on my list because they keep me motivated, inspired and excited. :) I’m sure you feel the same. I’m happy to have stumbled across your blog, and would be following your adventures. :)

  55. Thom Hickey July 13, 2015 / 6:05 pm

    Thanks very much for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy lots of entertaining writing and the wide variety of music. I usually post once a week. Please feel free to add comments. If it’s been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new! Good luck with all your projects. Regards Thom.

  56. Bianca October 22, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    very nice written. I live in Dublin too. just starting to get into blogging. 35 years and done 25 countries I think. This year I will manage a few more I believe.

  57. Bill July 11, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    So it July 11, 2016 and I see now writing since September of 2013. I’m wondering where Janet is and what is her latest adventure… At 54 I would love to pack it into a sack and walk off into the Irish sunset….
    I am grateful that such freedom still exists in this crazy world.

  58. Rashmi Gopal Rao September 1, 2016 / 4:16 am

    Great profile and blog Janet! Look froward to reading many of your posts:)

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