Twipper of the Week: Kathy Marris from 50 Shades of Age. 


Current city: Gold Coast, Queensland.

Age: In my 50s.

Total countries visited: I think I have visited just over 20 different countries, some of which are small islands.

What makes you interesting: Maybe you should ask my husband or friends this one! I guess the most interesting thing about me is that I started a lifestyle/travel blog in my 50s and I travel around a lot. Last year my husband and I circumnavigated Australia in a 4WD and caravan, covering over 25,000kms for 7 months.

What brands do you love: Apple, New Balance, Country Road and Witchery Fashion Clothing.

What’s your favorite passport stamp: Turkey was the most interesting travel destination that I have been to.

If you wash up on a deserted island with your luggage in hand, what’s the one thing you’re thanking God you packed: Toothbrush & toothpaste.

It’s 2050, list all the places you are most proud to have visited: If I’m still alive then, (which is unlikely) I would be proud to say that I have visited most of the European countries including Eastern Europe, South America, South Africa, Middle East, China, Japan, Myanmar and Cambodia.

Is there anywhere you will not travel to: I’m a little hesitant to visit the Middle East but I wouldn’t discount it. Also some parts of South America may not be safe to travel.

What are the top reasons should someone travel with you: I am an experienced savvy traveler who likes to get off the beaten track and explore the ‘real’ places instead of the touristy places. Plus I am willing to try most things.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from traveling: Don’t take too much luggage and always check your flight details before the day of the flight.

Next travel destination: A cruise from Singapore travelling to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei and Cambodia.