Personal Stories

I have been on one hell of a personal journey over the last few years.

Life was an emotional rollercoaster and back in 2013 it made perfect sense to me to quit my job and escape to Peru.

In the beginning everything was confusing despite being sheltered within the umbrella of an NGO where I was volunteering. I didn’t speak the language nor understand the customs. I thought that I would never get to grips with the local bus system or be brave enough to set out on my own across South America a I initially imagined that I would.

It’s no word of a lie – I was TERRIFIED – but there is something about the travelling community that encourages strangers to connect, share and open up with each other. I guess we all recognise that we are adrift in a strange place and a long way away from family and friends. People meet you and get to know you for who you are, without the influences of gossip or knowing about your past.

Problems are shared, dissected and solved and it was my nomadic travel tribe who persuaded me that my strengths lie in mentoring and supporting others until eventually Jane Clements Life Coach emerged from the ashes of anxiety and fear.

I have met some incredibly generous people along the way.  People who have been generous with their time, possessions and love; and these are the people who inspire me to continue with my journey and to mentor and support others who need help.

In this section you will find some of my more personal stories plus the stories of others who are inspirational in their own way.

Feel free to contact me if you have any comments or if any of the issues resonate with you.

Are you too old to stay in a hostel?

Am I too old to stay in a hostel? This is a recurring question that is asked over and over again in Facebook Groups and travel forums by would-be travellers.  Too often they imagine that hostels are full of drunken eighteen year olds who will party until the early...

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Top 10 Travel Tips from Scarlet Jones Travels

...or what you will learn when you travel with me! Join me on one of my 1 to 1 fully accompanied tours and you will experience so much more than a holiday.  We will get under the skin of a region or a country but you will learn much, much more.  During your trip we...

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Inspirational People – Rezma’s story

I am constantly amazed by the sights that I see as I travel.  Whether natural or man-made, whether silently paddling a canoe among the breathtaking beauty of the Amazonian jungle or staring open-mouthed at the majestic sights at Petra, I soak up the history like a...

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Could I be the perfect girlfriend?

This article explains why I could be the perfect girlfriend.  Or not! I travel.  It’s what I do.  I wander from place to place; exploring and moving and volunteering and writing. Does this make me the perfect girlfriend?  You decide whether the following are pros or...

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Does Travel Change You?  (Part 3)

She left pieces of her life behind her, everywhere she went                       It's easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said                                                                                         - Brian Andreas I have covered the ‘what’...

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