Heather Cowper is a Travel Blogger who specializes in Travel inspiration and destination information
As a child my parents loved to travel, and every summer we packed up the Morris Minor with camping gear and travelled round Europe. Like sunflowers, we followed the sun, and if the rain spoiled our fun we packed up and drove further south. The rule (which I never manage to enforce with my own children) was one ice cream a day.
As a student, became more adventurous - a ski-season in France, a working holiday in Hong Kong, I studied deforestation in Kenya and pigged out in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Later, with my husband we continued our explorations in Europe and around the world, fitting it all in around building our careers and making our nest together.
We moved from London to Bristol, where we are happily settled and the growing family meant that our travel horizons were a little more limited. Still we managed to see plenty of Europe and the odd jaunt to Africa. In those day, the demands of juggling business and family meant relaxation and fun with the kids was my main priority.
Things move on however, and with my family more independent of me, I started to look for a little more adventure. I certainly got it in a trip I took a couple of years ago to Ecuador with two friends which included an amazing trip into the Amazon basin by dug-out canoe. I remembered what I really loved about travel, to experience new cultures, connect with people who lived a different way, and enjoy beautiful surroundings, away from my normal busy life. Although I fit my blogging around a job and family life, in my mind I'm often escaping to where the sun shines and the sky is blue.
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At Heather on her travels you’ll find travel inspiration and destination information, whether you’re a seasoned traveller or enjoying some escapism and dreaming of your next adventure.
This is where you’ll find tales from my travels, where I take you with me to meet the people, taste the food and experience the sights and sounds I came across along the way. You'll find my photos, videos and podcasts here on my blog, as well as on my Flickr site, Youtube Channel and on I-tunes. You’ll find reviews of must-have travel books and products and there are some great giveaways too. On the My Blogging Journey page, you'll find ‘How to’ blogging articles based on my personal experience of developing my travel blog. The site was launched in December 2007
History of the blog
Two years ago I took a fantastic journey through Ecuador and documented my journey for friends and family on Flickr, but on my return I decided to start a travel blog to share my passion for travel more widely. For a year my blog was hosted at Blogger, before I moved it to my own domain on a Wordpress blog at Heatheronhertravels.com. The blogging has now become almost as much a passion as the travel - sometimes I ask myself if I blog about my travels or if I travel to fill my blog?
Future plans for the blog
My blog has grown rapidly in popularity and in 2009 I added video and podcast to make the experience of travelling with me truly multi-media. My plans are to build the blog's reputation and readership with articles, videos and podcasts that will inspire the reader to want to enjoy the sights, sounds and culture of each destination with me, to continue to visit amazing places around the world and above all to have fun on my travels