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For a very long time I toyed with the idea of blogging, but I never had anything interesting or a specialist subject to write about. During my six month trip through Latin America I began to realise that I have finally found a specialist subject I can blog about.
With a little encouragement from a blogging pro I began a blog on a free domain that was actually just my full name .blogspot.com. When I first started the blog it asked me for a header/title so I put travels and more.
Thinking I’d just start with that so my friends and family knew exactly what I was blogging about. A couple of years later and here I am.
This blog started as a crazy idea in a little town on Mexico’s pacific coast called Huatulco. I wrote and published my first ever blog post, An Introduction to Cuba.
I recently found a small turquoise notebook which has the first draft of my first couple of posts on this blog. They have developed overtime, as has travelsandmore. But it all started in a little apartment in Mexico.
I started blogging so I could first and foremost, document my travels for the future and also share them with my friends and family.
The original version of this blog looked very different and the posts were generally just musings of my time on the road. I’d blog after every destination I visited in Latin America.
Those posts have developed a lot over the years but I still like to look back on my travels and this blog is a great way to relive those memories.
I’ve so far travelled to 35 different countries and even more cities – the majority of my travels have been through Latin America and Europe. You can read about North, South and Central America here and Europe travels here.
Most recently I went to Goa in India which was INCREDIBLE and just before the covid-19 pandemic halted travel I got in a quick trip to Belgium!
The majority of my travels have been with my ex boyfriend Jamie who is just the most amazing travel partner. We met in university and were able to spend a fabulous five years together ticking off items from our bucket lists.
All of my other travels have been with my friends. I’m fortunate to know a lot of great people who share my love of travel and world exploration, so it makes finding a travel buddy very easy!
I'm not much of a solo traveller, although I have been in the past. I'm really looking to challenge myself and embark on some more solo tips soon.
Of course I have a bucket list. Don’t we all? One of the most frequent questions my friends and family ask me is where to next? I have a vague list of all the countries I’m desperate to see including Israel and Russia.
But I can’t say there’s anywhere in particular that I wouldn’t travel to. I’m a very open minded traveller and I also don’t mind visiting the same place more than once. I've been to Mexico twice, but it will always have a place in my heart and on top of my bucket list.
In 2019 I reached 35 countries adding Belgium to that list in February 2020 just before the world ended. I had planned to make it to 40. Let's see if 2021 is a better year for travel than 2020.
I'm no idiot, I know that I'm privileged enough to travel but alongside that I have worked hard to save and budget for my travels.
It's all about priorities and for me seeing the world always comes above all. I travel mostly on a budget and I've got pretty good at pinching the pennies to get the most out of my trips.
For the last 4 years I've been working full time in digital marketing, so naturally having a steady job always helps fund my trips but it does limit the amount of time you have to travel too.
I work full time in digital marketing as part of a client management team for a big digital agency. I really love what I do and as a marketer I've learnt so much about running a website and blogging. It really is a match made in heaven!
You can get in touch with me easily. I created a contact page to answer any travel related questions you may have. So far I've given people advice on planning trips and information on some of the destinations I've visited. If you have a question about travelsandmore or just want to get in touch, don't hesitate to fill in my contact form.
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