About Travel To Recovery

About Travel to Recovery

Travel to Recovery
Bristol blogger Jenni Sheldon

Welcome to my travel blog Travel to Recovery where I share my tips, advice and information based on experience from my own travels. I love travelling, seeing new places, tasting new foods or just relaxing by the sea.

My name is Jenni Sheldon and I am currently 37 and live in Bristol, UK. I have a page dedicated to Bristol where I will share news on what is new, also all the amazing things to eat and places to visit in my home town. I am a UK based travel blogger but I want to see the world and there are still so many places on my bucket list that I hope to visit one day.

I am primarily a solo traveller who likes to travel in luxury or comfort but at affordable prices. But saying that I am happy for anyone to tag along with me and I often take my mum with me as I love sharing my experiences with her.

I am a avid cruiser since I find it an excellent way to see many places especially having mobility limitations. I love waking up in a new destinations.

Why I travel

Things can happen that make you realise how short life can be and you have to do what you dream of rather than putting it off until another day, year or even decade. In 2014 I started my life long dream of travelling the world. The year soon turned into a nightmare as one month into my travels they were cut short as I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The thought of finally getting back to travelling helped me through the dark days. A few years later my cancer returned and I now have incurable cancer so I want to share my experience and show that travelling with advanced cancer can still be achieved. I have to do it slightly different now but I am determined not to let my terminal diagnosis stop me from travelling for as long as I can possible still do it safely.

I talk about accessible travel as although my disability may be invisible to others but it is there everyday for me, in a way though its giving me the push I need to live for the day as you never know if it is going to be your last.

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At Taj Mahal of course i had to try and get the picture of me holding the top point!!

About my Travel blog

On my Travel blog you will find articles about my travels and hopefully it will inspire others to visit these places too. I want to share my experiences, offer any advice and generally enjoy my travels. I am raising disability awareness and will include information in my blog about how to travel with a mobility issue i.e if a place has too many stairs or if its easy to access.

I want to encourage people who think they can not travel for health reasons that it is doable and will offer as much advice about the places I visit as I can. I am happy to answer any questions so please do contact me if you want to know more about a place where I have travelled or if you just want to share your stories as I love hearing about other peoples travel adventures.

But to be honest I was a lazy traveller before so if I can find an easier way of getting to the top of the mountain I will. Travel is the best form of recovery whether it be from a illness, a breakup or general stresses of life.

I am interested in holistic therapies anything that can help anyone with any medical conditions is a big tick with me. I enjoy trying out  spa treatments and massages whilst touring.

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Me getting a excellent leg massage in Vietnam so cheap but so good!!

I like to have a laugh when I am travelling and one of my favourite past time is having my picture taken with random characters, so if I went somewhere like Disneyland I don’t think I would get around the park as every character I met along the way I would have to get a picture with.

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This is as close as I was getting to riding a camel

I am a big fan of food and drink. I want to try everything when I am travelling and love speaking to the people that have prepared the food. I have a burger around the world series as this is one food you can always guarantee you can get whilst travelling. I am also in the process of trying different crisp flavours whilst away so far I have had feta cheese in Greece, masala in India and Seaweed in China. 

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Meeting head chef at JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

I am currently studying travel journalism with the London School of Journalism and I am a avid reader of travel publications subscribing to Lonely Planet, Wanderlust Travel magazine and National Geographical Traveller and one day I dream of being published in one of these magazines.

You can also follow me on Twitter. I am addicted to the social media platform and find it a great source of information, whenever I get WI-FI during my travels the first thing I go to is twitter. I use Pinterest to get my own collection of places I want to visit I didn’t realise there was so many wonderful articles out there I have to be careful that I don’t spend al my time reading them instead of actually researching my next destination.

If I receive a complimentary trip or product to review I will disclose it and I am totally honest in what I write about as at the end of the day this is my passion and I want others to enjoy the experience as well.

Now that’s all about me I would love to hear more about you, tell me where you dream of visiting, ask me questions or just come and say hello on here, facebook or twitter. I am a very sociable person and love hearing about others travel adventures so share away.

Also if you like what you read here how about subscribing to my blog so you will be informed when I post interesting articles.


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  1. So glad you are still able to travel and do what you want to do even with these challenges. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor and my heart goes out to you and all those still fighting. Keep traveling and being an inspiration for those still fighting this horrible disease. Best of luck to you!

  2. Congratulations on being an incredibly strong person what an inspirational story! Cancer and its side effects are no small thing to battle or live with after. Its great to hear of good outcomes to stories that had a bad beginning. I can’t wait to read more (an I have NEVER been on a cruise).

  3. Hi Jenni from the Stock. Great to meet you on Epic. Can’t wait to read what you think about it and the characters (gulp) you met.

  4. I really like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and look again here frequently.
    I am just quite sure I’ll learn lots of new stuff here!
    Have a great time for the next!

  5. This design is steller! You certainly understand how to keep a
    reader amused. Between your wit along with your videos, I
    was almost relocated to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really loved everything you needed to say, and more than that, how you presented it.

    Too cool!

  6. Hi Jennifer I’m your Mum’s lifelong and long lost friend Lynn & i’m sad to see that you suffered with breast cancer. But thrilled to see that you’ve overcome it and are making the most of your life so I applaud you to the heavens young lady xxx

  7. Hi Lynn
    I remember you and I hear that you are also a keen traveller so I hope you find my website useful

  8. Thanks for sharing your story, Jenni–it takes a lot of courage to open up about something so personal! It’s great to hear that you are OK now and ready to explore the world again. Best of luck in the future.

  9. Please could advise me of a cheap holiday insurance company. Like yourself I’m having chemo every 3 weeks for the foreseeable future

  10. Sorry to hear you also have to have chemo every three weeks its such a pain aint it. I find insurewith are good. Depends where you are going I cant get a cheap rate at the moment for USA but if you remove that part of the world I got a good deal. Ring them if the quote is still high.

  11. Thank you Jenni have tried lots from mcmillan some won’t insure me at all. We are going to Mexico already booked and paid for but now struggling to find insurance will give insure with a call x

  12. Thank you so so much Jenni for your good advice. Spent spent all day on the phone to insurance companies was totally disheartened and full of tears, then went back to your blog and seen you had answered my post thanks to you called Insurance with a call they have insured me at an affordable price can’t thank you enough best wishes and happy travelling Yvonne x

  13. I am so glad you have managed to get insurance. I too got upset trying to get it last year and wish I had just contest Insurancewith straight away.

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