Hi I’m Emma!
I’m a travel-obsessed, book-loving, tea-drinking 24-year-old from the UK. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the feeling of being somewhere new. Seeing things that I’d never seen before, even as a child, unlocked my creativity and made me dream of all the weird and wonderful things that might happen there. As an adult, I crave that childish sense of wonder and travel as much as possible, both internationally and domestically to get my fix of adventure. I like to dig deep wherever I go for things that make me feel excited, creative, and alive. I use this blog to share those things with my readers, so that they too can enjoy a magical trip somewhere new & truly get the most out of their visit.
I started this blog in my first year of University in London, in the hopes that it would provide a distraction from the law degree that I hated so much. I ended up dropping out after that first year and switching to an English degree (which I adored) but loved blogging so much that I carried on with it.
During my final year of university, my mum was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, a deadly disease with no cure. I watched as each muscle in her body stopped working and moved home to care for her full time. My Dad, sister, and I spent every hour of the day (and night) helping her to do everything, from washing to moving her body if she was uncomfortable. Those 6 months were the hardest of my life and, with no choice but to carry on, I learnt what I was really made of.
Whilst I’ll never understand why my mum had to suffer so horrifically and I often still struggle with the loss, I’m grateful for the many life lessons the experience gave me. I have a new appreciation for all of the little things that I used to take for granted and I feel determined to live a life led by fun and adventure.
After my mum died, I took a trip with my family to Iceland. I’d barely left the house in 6 months, so it was a treat to do the weekly food shop, let alone step foot in another country. Driving around that vast landscape, taking in all of natural beauty made me feel alive. I could finally breathe again. I’d forgotten what it had felt like to be excited about something and it was clear to me that I needed to make travel a priority in my life.
I hope that I can show you how to get the most out of your own travel and live a life that makes you feel grateful & excited.