Hello & welcome to The Healthy Jetsetter!
My name is Verity and I am originally from New Zealand, however have lived in many countries including Australia, Bahrain, U.A.E. and the United Kingdom. I have recently moved to London from Dubai (where I spent 15 years) and am grateful for the wonderful life I now have here with my restaurant entrepreneur husband and our little pup, Mochi. London also happens to be the perfect location to travel from and jet-set around the globe!
Ever since I was young I wanted to see the world. So when an opportunity came about to become a Flight Attendant at twenty one years old, I jumped at it. Twenty years later I have worked for three commercial airlines (Gulf Air, Virgin Australia, Emirates) and then went on to working within private aviation for two high profile families on their private jets.
Traveling has enriched my world and educated me in ways I never thought possible. I always encourage others to see distant lands and engulf themselves up in different cultures. For me personally, travel has educated me more than sitting in a classroom ever could. As you can tell I have a passion for travel but I also have another one too…enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
I haven’t always been healthy – it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease (Ulcerative Colitis), during my early flying career that I took a step back and re-evaluated my health. This is when I took an intense interest in healthy eating, deciding that I would not depend on pharmaceutical medicines for the rest of my life but instead heal myself with real food and a healthy balanced lifestyle. I made it my priority and I do my best in leading a happy and healthy life. After healing myself, I decided to take it one step further and became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. And I love helping others in creating a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Even though my main flying career is now behind me (occasionally I work as a freelance VIP Flight Attendant when the opportunity arises), I still constantly travel for my own personal enjoyment. I especially enjoy combining my love of travel with healthy living. Whether, pushing my limits at a Muay Thai boxing camp in Thailand or finding the latest healthy cafe in London, I am always on the lookout for the next experience. And this is why I created The Healthy Jetsetter – so I can share my experiences and inspire you!
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Life is short – nourish yourself with good food & travel!
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