My name is Kelly Holman. I like to think travelling hopefully is a state of mind, an approach to life in general so that the simplest things, however close to home, can reveal a special quality.
That said, there's nothing quite like a travel adventure to make you feel alive!
I started this blog after an incredible three week trip to Cuba with my husband, Andrew Holman, a photographer. We spent much of the time in Havana, the most vibrant of cities.
Andrew's pictures capture everyday life in full Caribbean colour. I hope you enjoy them.
The Hopeful Traveller has moved on since then. I am keen to share my journey in a more personal vein. Each of us has our own path. Mine has had unexpected twists and great sadness in the traumatic loss of my sister and the long term illness of my mother. She is in the advanced stages of dementia. I have an incredibly fortunate life, blessed in so many ways, but I sometimes feel defined by these painful losses. My desire is to 'overcome' them through creativity, through pursuing my dream of being a writer and through fostering a more mindful, hopeful approach to life. I feel moved to write about this journey not because it's special but because I think it's probably rather common to so many of us.
Please keep reading. That's what makes it worthwhile. And if you have the time to comment, well that always makes my day.
|The hopeful traveller photographer, Andrew Holman, on the other side of the lens!|
Thank you. Kelly x