For various reasons, and unlike most Aussies, I didn’t travel much when I was young. Now, travelling is my full time lifestyle, but I do it on terms and conditions which suit my current values. House sitting suits for many reasons-animal companionship, living In and not just passing through an area, space and time for writing, and meeting and making new friends. I know that I couldn’t have done this five and certainly not ten years ago, I had to undergo a transformation to be comfortable in myself with living in the present and being undefined by possessions.But of course we all travel for different reasons dont we? Can you imagine travelling at a different age to your current one? If so what would it be like? How would you do it ? If I had travelled when younger I would have been more influenced by others perception of what I should do and where I should go. And now, I know that I could never become a traditional tourist in the sense of rushing through a hundred countries in a short space of time. Age has given me more self confidence and awareness of others as well. Its also given me the ability to look after myself in ways which when I was younger, I looked to others to fulfill. There are of course lots of younger tavellers who have achieved the live skill of balanced self reliance interwoven with a curiosity and openness to life. But I cant help but feel that age can be an asset to the travelling life, after all, in my opinion its never too late and you are never too young or too old for travel.