In 2003 Lois decided she’d had enough of working at the BBC and decided to leave it all behind to take a trip on her motorcycle. She headed to Alaska and started the twenty-thousand miles journey down to the southern most tip of South America. This was the start of many epic adventures.
During this podcast Lois shares the reasons behind the decisions she’s made, the highs, the lows, what she’s learnt on the way and why everyone should take a trip and go travelling.
-Lois introduces herself and shares more of her story; how being a bored 29 year old, passing her motorcycle test and having itchy feed led to the adventure of a lifetime
-Deciding to make a big change in her life and how you can make that change
-Deciding to get her motorcycle licence and why she decided this was the way to see the world
-Planning and preparing for the 20,000 mile ride
-Dealing with FEAR - your own and others
-Why you do need to modify your behaviour and apply common sense to situations
-Crossing the border from California into Mexico
-Having a goal to keep you focused and something to aim for
-The challenges she faced while out on the road; crashes, breaking down, getting lost!
-What she learnt about herself while travelling
-Her feelings on getting to the end of the trip
-Taking on Africa - “The greatest motorcycle challenge in the world!”
-Why it’s always about the people the meet
-The logistic of travelling - Map reading, GPS systems, getting lost in big cities!
-Why she decided to go to Iran
-Her top tips for women who want to go travelling or go on an adventure!
Lois co-founded The Adventure Travel Film Festival with her husband. This will be happening in the UK on the 12-14th August - You can get your tickets HERE!