What on earth IS Where’s Mollie Global Travellers? What is this group that I keep going on about?
Though apparently there are thousands of people reading my blog and thousands more peering into my social media, I entered 2017 wanting to bring to life the connection we have made online, take it off of the screen and turn it into something tangible. Using all the knowledge I have gained and absorbed in my 3 years of near constant travel, I decided that this year I wanted to explore a less virtual approach to my influence and engage in more real life adventure.
Cue… Where’s Mollie Global Travellers
Where’s Mollie Global Travellers is the latest arm to the Where’s Mollie brand. It’s a concept ignited by a random midnight thought I had on Easter Weekend 2016 and launched via a Facebook group minutes later.
Where’s Mollie Global Travellers is a platform accessible to anyone with a passion for travel and is a community based around a Facebook group.
You can use this group to draw upon the expertise of other experienced travellers to give you first hand knowledge, helping to fill in the gaps within your travel research. Where’s Mollie Global Travellers Facebook group is a place to connect, to inspire, to get inspired and above all to get excited about the world that is out there waiting for you.
Note: I am also an active member of the Where’s Mollie Global Travellers Facebook group, overseeing the posts, conversations and providing guidance and advice wherever it is needed.
Though technology may be advancing by the minute, I feel that human connection and interaction is getting left behind and we are losing sight of some of the easiest, most simple and essential components of life.
It is these components that are essential to good mental health and I am so passionate about bringing them back to the forefront of our living.
I want Where’s Mollie Global Travellers to be a breath of fresh air in a cloud of confusion, and I want it to re-ignite the fire between all of us.
I want to focus on building connections stronger than any WiFi signal out there.
By no means will I stop blogging, documenting or sharing my adventures with you all, but I feel moving additionally into events is now the most natural progression for me and is something I am very, very excited about.
Where’s Mollie Global Travellers began to grow…
After just one week there were 1,000 travellers in the Where’s Mollie Global Travellers Facebook group, sharing tips, tricks, spaces in cars, opportunities to travel and top recommendations for countries all over the world.
The enthusiasm of everyone in the group and the interaction levels went through the roof from the word go and it wasn’t long before WMGT meet ups were mentioned.
Never one to wait around, I started brainstorming adventure ideas straight away whilst people were keen.
Where’s Mollie adventures were always on the horizon, but I was kind of intimidated by the prospect of them and whether I could pull it off.
But last week on 7th and 8th July I did exactly that, and the very first Where’s Mollie tailored adventure took place in Snowdonia, Wales.
Only intending for Snowdonia to be a glorified meet up, I was absolutely taken aback when all 60 available beds at the hostel were requested and sold out within two days of announcing the adventure.
Though turning around a 60-person 2-day event, 8 weeks before it took place was pretty hectic, I am literally buzzing for the future of Where’s Mollie adventures after the feedback from this one.
What happened at the first WMGT adventure in Snowdonia, Wales?
The weekend was centred around the challenge of climbing to the summit of Snowdon (the tallest mountain in Wales) and was extended to a weekend composed of group accommodation overlooking Llyn Gwynant, marshmallow toasting over the campfire, sunset lake dipping and group dinners.
We laughed, we danced, we got cold in the lakes, we sweated, we hiked (we also got bitten by a load of midgies) but above all… we bonded and for 2 days, we came alive together.
For the time we were at YHA Bryn Gwynant hostel there was ZERO signal or WiFi which was the BIGGEST silver lining and totally complimented everything I want these adventures to be about…
I will leave you with these pictures from our weekend in Wales and I hope to see you on an adventure very soon…
THE NEXT ADVENTURE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY…
Stay up to date on the Where’s Mollie Global Travellers Facebook group and Instagram @wmglobaltravellers @wheresmollie
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