As we slowly wander our way through life from one JWalking experience to another we meet so many wonderful people. From our housesitting stays to other backpackers to Airbnb hosts we continually make new friends and acquaintances wherever we go. When we began our little adventure four years ago I guess we could have predicted that these sort of relationships might happen but one thing that we never ever imagined was the online community that we have become part of.
We began our blog as a means of keeping in touch with friends and family back home but it has evolved into our personal diary and more surprisingly our means of integrating with the huge travel blogging world that we previously had absolutely no idea of. A lot of our followers and commenters are now other bloggers and we spend a lot of time reading and following those people as well.
The travel blogging community is enormous with thousands upon thousands of amazing people producing an incredible number of interesting posts on anything and everything to do with travel. It’s both fascinating and extremely supportive and we are now regularly in contact with a lot of people all over the world that we have connected with via our blog. Fantastic.
So when we get asked by one of our new friends whether they can do a feature about us on their own blog we are always humbled and delighted. The lovely Sam from Loving the Fifty Something wondered if we would like to be featured in her “Amazing Over 50s” collection and we just couldn’t say no. Sam is an incredibly interesting lady herself and lives on a narrow boat in the north of England which sounds fabulous. We have followed her blog and enjoyed her stories for a long time so please go and have a look (Loving the Fifty Something).
Just a quick word before you head off to Sam’s blog though. We actually don’t think we’re amazing at all and don’t feel as if we are in our fifties either a lot of the time. We’re just us doing what we do. Simple as that although it may be a bit off-grid and out-of-the-norm.
So hi to all of our friends, new and old, and thanks so much for all of your continued support. It really is appreciated and valued by both of us. If you’re just discovering JWalking then please say hello and let’s connect online.