Retired at 23 to go backpacking!

In an age of economic uncertainty and a shortage of jobs, at 23 most people are struggling to climb financial ladders, but not John West – who became Scotland’s youngest ever politician when he entered politics aged 18. Mr West, now 23 has decided to step away from politics to go backpacking for a year around the world.

Mr West shares the attitude of most young travellers; he declared that if he didn’t take the leap while he was young and before he had a house and a family, he never would. He plans to travel to Australia first, and then visit the rest of the world throughout the year.

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