About Me

Why hello there! My name’s Danielle and if you haven’t guess already, I am a tad obsessed with travel.

By day, I am a 20-something year old girl living in a very unexciting small Essex town, commuting to London for my day job as a UK tax advisor for high net worth individuals. By night (…or weekends/days off work/public holidays), I am a travel mad, skyscanner lover who can’t bloody shut up about my desperate need to travel the world.

Every now and again, I like to leave the corporate lifestyle behind to embark on long-term adventures (my favourite kinds of trips). In 2018, I negotiated a sabbatical with my employer and headed to South America solo for 3 months travelling from Chile to Ecuador – you can read my full itinerary here! Fast forward a few years, and the COVID-19 pandemic left me with extremely itchy feet, so I quit my job and spent 7 months travelling with my boyfriend through Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia before flying to Cape Town solo to spend 9 weeks travelling overland to Nairobi, experiencing 10 countries along the way.

When I realised that my friends and family are bored of listening to me continually talking about my trips and where I’d like to go next, I thought it was time to set up a little travel blog. I read enough of them, so why not join the party!

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Where have I been?


  1. Austria,
  2. Belgium
  3. Cyprus,
  4. Czech Republic,
  5. Denmark,
  6. England,
  7. France,
  8. Germany,
  9. Hungary,
  10. Italy,
  11. Luxembourg,
  12. Macedonia,
  13. Malta,
  14. Northern Ireland,
  15. Netherlands,
  16. Poland,
  17. Portugal (plus islands – Madeira),
  18. Scotland,
  19. Slovenia,
  20. Spain (plus islands – Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzerote, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza),
  21. Sweden,
  22. Switzerland,
  23. Turkey,

South America:

  1. Argentina,
  2. Bolivia,
  3. Chile (including Easter Island),
  4. Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands),
  5. Peru

North America:

  1. Canada,
  2. Mexico,
  3. United States (Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New York)


  1. Botswana,
  2. Kenya,
  3. Malawi,
  4. Morocco,
  5. Namibia,
  6. Rwanda,
  7. South Africa,
  8. Tanzania
  9. Uganda,
  10. Zamibia,
  11. Zimbabwe


  1. Indonesia,
  2. Japan,
  3. Singapore


  1. Australia,
  2. New Zealand