- DURATION 60 mins
If you were asked 'What would you like to be when you're older?', what would be your response? Each speaker in this series proves that this is a question to ask yourself throughout life. And that it's never too late to choose a different answer!
Have you dreamed of taking up dance? Or becoming an athlete? Or writer? Or travelling? Or starting your own business? Or becoming a model? In this series of talks, hear from those who have followed their dreams to make them into reality, and find out more about the journey of daring to do so! Introducing...Dare To Be!
"Plan? What Plan? How to have fun whilst going with the flow"
Jacqui Furneaux had no plans to see the world on a motorbike. When, at the age of forty-eight when she should have been thinking about her pension, she took off for Asia because she concluded that life experiences were more valuable than money. Once there, she leapt into her new, aimless live with gusto!
In India she met a Dutch motorcycle traveller who lured her with romantic tales of the open road so she bought her own Royal Enfield motorbike in Chennai and travelled with him. She was constantly curious at the scenery and cultures she experienced. She was having such a good time that she couldn’t stop and wondered if she could carry on alone with her motorbike.
Travelling solo was a success! A family of comedy actors looked after her following a serious accident in Pakistan; she had encounters with dastardly skippers on small yachts in Malaysia and Colombia; she fell in love in New Zealand, working there as a nurse for the terminally ill which highlighted the brevity of life so she and the Royal Enfield travelled on to South America and beyond. Seven years and twenty countries after buying it, she arrived in the UK with her trusty motorbike.
Previously a woman who conformed to conventional life as a wife, mother and nurse, the world 'out there' eventually irresistibly beckoned me and I had to go and see what my seafaring father meant when he'd said, "Travel my dear."
- Duration: 60 mins
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Meet the Host, Jacqui
Since her "big trip" (the journey covered in her book, Hit the Road, Jac!) Jacqui has enjoyed travelling around the UK, usually with her Royal Enfield motorcycle, to share the joy of adventuring, whether with wheels or no wheels, with company or alone. She has given talks to a variety of audiences. She's also written for many magazines and blogs and been interviewed for podcasts and on radio stations.
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