One Less Rat is a travel blog written by a first time traveller from the UK who has decided to ditch their desk in 2016 and go and see the world.
Recording their ramblings in a blog, the title “One Less Rat” is inspired by the Blackberry Smoke track “Freedom Song” which features the lyrics:
“This time tomorrow you won’t see my face
there’ll be one less rat runnin’ in this race”
The concept behind the name is the escape from the rat race; leaving behind a stable 9-5 job, a comfortable life and heading out on a new adventure. It’s a nod to the fact that there’s once less person sitting at their desk wishing they were out there seeing the world.
One Less Rat was created to record the rambling of Sarah as she travels through Europe, Asia and Australia. It documents her adventures, good or bad, along the way. One Less Rat hopes to inspire others to travel and see what the world has to offer.
I grew up in St. Annes, a little seaside town in the north of England. After that, I went off to University in Liverpool and then moved to Saltaire, a World Heritage site near Bradford. I worked in the music industry and enjoyed a varied and interesting career. I have always had a passion for travel and have been lucky enough to visit many countries both near and far. My highlights include walking along the Great Wall of China, seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland and exploring the offerings of Transylvania.
I decided to start travelling as a challenge. I was lucky enough at the age of 28 to find myself in a very comfortable position; nice flat, great job, financially stable but I had an itch to do something more. I felt like it was too early to be so settled.
So now it’s time for me to head out on a trip of a lifetime with no return planned.
If I can do it, anyone can!