A couple of years ago, Julia embarked on a solo hike along England's 630-mile South West Coast Path. Since then, she has cycled King Alfred's Way, a 217-mile mainly off-road cycle route in southern England, and walked the Camino Frances and Camino Portuguese!
But Julia's adventures don't stop there. In between her travels, she's been busy writing about her experiences, hoping to inspire others to embrace their own bucket lists.
During this process, she's discovered a love for hiking and is also writing walking guidebooks to encourage others to get outdoors and explore.
Julia's story is a testament to the power of setting goals, pursuing your passions, and living life to the fullest.
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Who is Julia
Deciding to live her bucket list
Living in South Wales by the sea
Growing up in Surrey
Her early years growing up
Sticking to indoor sports
Getting into the outdoors in her 50s
Discovering a love of hiking
Having a health scare in her 50s
Wanting to get out there and do all the things she wanted to do
Figuring out a new career
Wanting to become an adventurer
Planning and preparation for the SWCP
Getting fitted for a new backpack and upgrading her camping gear
Thinking about the things that could go wrong
Wild camping for the first time by herself
The start of the walk and feeling terrified
Thinking time while walking
Feeling safe while travelling
Money - paying for and budgeting for adventures
Deciding to walk the Camino
Walking with an open mind
Reflecting back on the walk and writing a book about it
Becoming a writer and learning how to self publish
The environment and sustainability
Dealing with carbon guilt
How to connect with Julia
Final words of advice
Listen free of charge to the first three chapters of Live Your Bucket List: www.juliags.com/liveyourbucketlist
Free Pilgrimage Planner pdf: www.juliags.com/camino Julia's books: www.juliags.com/writing 15 short walks on the Malvern Hills: www.cicerone.co.uk/short-walks-on-the-malvern-hills-first
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