I’ve been blogging for years. Just yesterday Tumblr sent me an email to let me know I’d had my blog there for five years. FIVE YEARS! Imagine all the productive things I could have done with my time instead of reblogging pictures of cats and Taylor Swift? However I’ve never been one to write about a great deal about my life – normally big events are noted with a quick ‘HEY I JUST GRADUATED’ and then I move on to pictures of a mountain I’ve never been to, or Ryan Gosling passing on a compliment (‘Hey girl…’).
I have just turned 23 years old, I am training to be a secondary school English teacher. My big life plan involves using this qualification in a couple of years to travel and work abroad, but at the moment I’m a little stuck in Leicester, England – my hometown – with very little money and an itching wanderlust.
I noticed some friends from school and university have taken up lifestyle/food/travel blogging and I suddenly thought to myself, why not? So yeah, ok, I might not have very much spare time at the moment between lesson plans and job applications, but it is currently half term so I may as well make a start and see if I can keep this thing up!
While there might not be masses of exciting travelling going on at the moment, I’ve been to a few places in the not too distant past (Ireland, Sweden, Greece, France, Canada, USA…) and I look forward to sharing my memories and experiences of these with you. I will try and pass along my top tips for maximum fun and dig back through my photographs for pictures of the hostel rooms. While I hope this will primarily be a travel blog, I really, really love food (I have been known to get emotional over a burrito), so if I have an amazing meal or discover a hidden gem, I might let you know about that too!