Hi, I'm Lejla. Wife, dog mum, and huge lover of travel and experiencing different cultures. I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humour, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to start Thompson's Travels.
I have been a frequent traveller since I was young, each year my family would spend 6 weeks driving through Europe and enjoying the scorching temperatures at our second home in Bosnia. My passion for travel really developed when I was 19 years old and I left home on my own to volunteer in Bali, Indonesia. Since then I have visited over 35 countries and travelling has become a huge part of my life.
In 2018 my husband and I booked a one-way ticket and began our travel journey together. We backpacked across South-East Asia, lived and worked all over Australia before moving on to backpack New Zealand and America.
My favourite thing about visiting a new country is experiencing the culture. When I book a flight to a new country one of the first things I will do is download a phrase book from the app store. I have found that people really appreciate when you greet them and thank them in their language.
I am currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland and although I may have settled in one place, my heart will never really feel at home again. So I have made a vow to myself to keep travelling for as long as I can and try to visit a few new places each year.
I will use this platform to share my top favourite places to visit, how to stay safe while backpacking and to keep you up to date with all our new travels to come.
We are all told, “live your life to the fullest” and I am here to do just that. Thompson's Travels serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.