Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall.

And I’m just getting started.

If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue.                   Remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.

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  2. Dina says:

    Hi Ailsa, I found you through Le Drake Noir (Thank you!x) and i really enjoy your blog, your topics and adventures in life. I’m constantly on the way to somewhere myself and I look forward to following yoiú into the future.
    Enjoy your weekend, life and stay happy.
    All the best.

    Greetings from the far North

  3. Will be checking your blog. It sounds interesting 🙂

  4. kevinmayne says:

    Good to see your excellent work!

  5. Just wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the No Strings Attached-Gratitude Award. I hope this will be welcome news for you. I also hope you will visit the other nominees, and they will visit you. To see more about the award and accepting this nomination (no strings on this one), please visit my post at http://wp.me/p2ekZU-E4. All the best!

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  7. JohnRH says:

    Love your photos. The Berlin Wall piece is intriguing. Hope to link back shortly as I’m about to assemble a fall foliage piece for this year in Colorado. It has been beautiful in the mountains.

  8. LubbyGirl says:

    Cannot BELIEVE I’ve been following your blog and never checked out your About page. Bad follower, bad follower!! I’m putting myself in time-out right now. Of course…I do have my coffee with me…does that still count as time-out??
    To be completely Sirius…series…serious…..?? I do enjoy your blog so much – especially the travel theme challenges.

  9. Nice to meet you, Ailsa. Thanks for opening the window to your world.:)

  10. just checked out your blog….brill fun 🙂

  11. snowgood says:

    The gulls in Cornwall are modern day pirates. I wonder if you lost the ice cream in Looe? That’s where my wife lost hers.

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  13. I love your blog and I look forward to following your adventures 🙂 (even though I am completely envious!).

  14. Iamrcc says:

    Thank you for your Travel Theme: Foliage.

  15. Allan G. Smorra says:

    You have been tagged by me in this week’s Tag Blogathon.
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  16. Donna says:

    Love your blog – it’s full of fun – well done!

  17. Some great stories – can’t be much left on your bucket list!

  18. Jane says:

    I just found YOUR blog, which I know I am going to truly enjoy exploring further, once I get the time. Perhaps when I get back to India next week and have more time for just “fun” things. And yes, it IS a big world with so much beauty and love and blessings to see. All the best to you in your continued journeys. 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      I’m looking forward to exploring more of your adventures in India, Jane, it’s a country I’ve always wanted to visit, so until I do, I can live vicariously through you!

  19. rigmover says:

    Hey, you have a great blog here.

  20. hafong says:

    I am impressed by you!

  21. mouseytong says:

    Love your blog name! Now, off to discover the wonder of your blog! 🙂

  22. Syeda Maham says:

    Love your blog….clicked follow within 30 seconds 🙂

  23. Jo Fredric says:

    Hi Ailsa! It looks like you have already been a few of the places we are thinking of heading to, so I shall have to have a good look around. And follow along with whatever else may come of course 🙂

  24. Hi! I enjoyed checking out your blog. All the best–Melanie

  25. Boomdeeadda says:

    Hello, I really thought your tagline ‘romancing the planet’ was a brilliant way to describe a ‘travel blog’. Sounds like you manage to get out and about pretty well.

  26. You have achieved a lot in one year, same time as I have been blogging, I like your site and that is why it is doing so well but out of interest what proportion of your blogging time is directed to producing the posts and what proprtion is directed to increasing the readership?

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi poitoucharentesinphotos, as you can probably tell by the number of posts I’ve written over the last year, I focus entirely on writing and photography – and then responding to comments – that’s pretty time-consuming in and of itself. There’s a wonderful community of travel enthusiasts here on WordPress and we all visit each other’s sites regularly. You should get involved, it’s a lot of fun.

  27. Hi Alisa – I enjoyed checking out your blog you have such wonderful photos of your travels – Steve

  28. MW says:

    Hi ailsapm – You had a great blogs with lots of great pictures ^^

  29. Cornish Seagulls aren’t to be trifled with. Enjoyed your US road trippin’ posts, nice work, Ailsa.

  30. I hope to instill your sense of adventure and appreciation for this big wide world in my daughter! Beautiful blog, will be visiting often.

  31. RobynG says:

    Your images are great and really capture the essence of your adventures. I can’t wait to see more.

  32. Look forward to reading/seeing more of your adventures!

  33. gacochran says:

    Thanks for sharing your adventurers!

  34. perfectlyuncaged says:

    haha…already made me laugh. i look forward to reading more! Your writings remind me of why i live in a foreign country!

  35. Hi Ailsa,

    Speaking of travel, this is also great passion of mine and there are indeed some wonderfull places on earth (which you also touched upon in your interesting blog!). However, I always like to make some promotion for Bosnia, as it is rather undiscovered beauty, but once discovered, people love it!

    Take care

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi ninichissimart, I’ve never been to Bosnia but I have heard it is indeed very beautiful. I hope someday to pay it a visit and when I do, I’ll be sure to bring along my camera!

  36. Stefano says:

    Hi Ailsa,

    You have an awesome blog and are a great story teller. I really like your style and will chack back soon.
    Traveling is great and broadens people’s minds. Have fun on your next trips and keep sharing your adventures!
    Take care

  37. seniledenial says:

    You have a fascinating blog! 🙂

  38. kazzabee87 says:

    Alisa, the beauty of Kili is that it is “Every Man’s Everest”… no special mountain climbing skills required. I saw fit and unfit people make it to the top. I saw people as young as 16 and as old as 70 make it to the top. I think for most people it was the mental battle rather than the physical! Good luck if you do decide to give it a go!
    Take care,

  39. mitwa176 says:

    i love your blog! and love traveling too! you should travel to india, you’ll go mad!

  40. mongo466 says:

    Ailsa, I have been enjoying your blog and find you photo challenges interesting and my just participate in the future, my wife and I have enjoyed traveling for years and have a large resource of photos. As for now I have a lot that I want to get out about my new home here in Cusco and can only hope to have as much success as you have had. Keep it up and may all your travels be fulfilling.

  41. Love your blog-you have such a great eye for photography! Especially your furry friend post. I am curious what you do for a living that allows you to travel so much-jealous! Thanks for visiting Compost and Cupcakes!

    • ailsapm says:

      Hi justmadelinelee – I just take jobs in different countries – I find you get to know a place so much better when you live and work there rather than just zip around for a week or two!

  42. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    You know, I usually shy away from such immensely popular blogs figuring on getting lost in the shuffle – but your photos and adventures look to be too cool to resist.

    Here’s to your backpack!

  43. Very interesting blog, congratulations! Safe travels, Ailsa!

  44. Your photos are lovely and your travels sound amazing. Enjoy every minute. Regards, Karen

  45. Your adventures sound amazing! I need to travel more, so hopefully will try and pick up some ideas from your blog 🙂

  46. Hi Ailsa. You have some wonderful photos and articles here.

  47. siskinbob says:

    What a treasure trove. I plan to revisit on a regular basis. Keep posting.

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