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About Lucy Dodsworth, On the Luce

I’m Lucy (hence the dodgy loose/Luce pun), by day I’m a freelance editor and designer, but my real passion is travel. After 10 years in London, I gave up the day job in 2011 to develop a more flexible lifestyle. I did the whole “give up everything and travel for years” backpacking trip in my 20s, but now with a business, house, family and friends, I’m trying to bring them all together. So I’ll be mixing travel and everyday life – taking trips as and when I can, from weekends around the UK and Europe to more far-flung exotic trips.

I’m travelling on a budget, but have done my share of dorms, two-day bus journeys and instant noodles. This is grown up backpacking with a touch of luxury – proper beds, occasional internal flights, and a good glass of wine. Hope you can join me as I share my travel tales, tips and photos – and if I can help you plan your travels, drop me an email at lucydodsworth@yahoo.com or find me on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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Work with On the Luce: Do you represent a destination or brand that would appeal to the readers of On the Luce? I offer a range of options including reviews, giveaways, sponsorship and consultancy. Contact me for a copy of my media kit or to discuss options. Please note I do not accept guest posts.

Work with Lucy: With over ten years’ experience in publishing, I can help with your writing, editorial, proofreading, photography and print or web design projects. Find out more on my freelance website.

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  1. Nyain #

    Love it

    November 4, 2011
  2. Great blog!

    November 4, 2011
  3. I’m a big fan, so much so that I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

    December 5, 2011
  4. Zhu #

    Nice to meet you! I follow the link from Katerina’s blog and her post on the travel-work balance. Funny, we are in the same industry (well, pretty much, I’m a translator/editor/copywriter) and I’m also struggling between life at home and life on the road. I did a lot of backpacking in my 20s (technically, I’m still in my 20s!) and now if I can skip the dorms & cockroaches I’m fine with that. That said I’m still a shoestring traveler.

    Anyway, nice to meet you 🙂

    December 13, 2011
    • Hi Zhu, great to meet you too, thanks for stopping by! Sounds like we are in the same situation, trying to combine travel and everyday life. I think I’ll always be a budget traveller – I’d always rather do lots of different trips than one expensive luxury one – but glad to leave behind the bunk beds and bugs! I see from your site you’re based in Canada, it’s on my list for next year so I’ll be having a look through for some tips!
      Thanks, Lucy

      December 13, 2011
  5. anshul #

    i really like your posts.. they help me in my projects a lot n the description is so nice that i some times do read it for my friends as story….keep blogging

    January 16, 2012
  6. ı lıke your sıte very much. pls help my projects as well.auybowanceylon.wordpress.com

    January 26, 2012
    • Thanks for stopping by. And good luck with your site, I’ve always wanted to visit Sri Lanka – I’ll make sure to get in touch when I do!

      January 26, 2012
  7. Good luck with your travels – my wife and I chucked our jobs in some 18 months back and took a cargo ship from London to Buenos Aires and had a blast! Having travelled through South America we ended up in Asia before finishing up in Greece. We’re now back in London and look back fondly at out time away and the memories made.

    February 8, 2012
    • Thanks. I’m very jealous of your trip around South America, I’ve hardly touched that continent yet and there are so many amazing places to see – so many countries to visit still!

      February 8, 2012
  8. Hi Luce,
    I have so been enjoying your blog. I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award – you deserve it!
    Here’s the details:
    http://scottybecca.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/bloggers-are-so-nice/

    February 12, 2012
    • Hi there, and thanks so much for the nomination! Such a nice idea x

      February 13, 2012
  9. Some great content here, you are a true artist 🙂

    February 19, 2012
    • Thanks so much! Have been taking a look at your site and you’ve got some stunning photos too – love the landscape and architectural shots, always my favourite subjects.

      February 19, 2012
  10. missmadaboutravel #

    Great blog, Luce 😉 I have shed the sharing dorms time of my travels and i’ve moved onto travelling with a budget… but sleeping in comfy beds and enjoying glasses of wine and cocktails.

    Love

    March 30, 2012
    • Thanks for stopping by. Yes my dorm days are definitely over, and agree with you about the cocktails too, they’re a travel necessity!

      April 1, 2012
    • I also cannot imagine going back to the dorm days. I have found Tripadvisor quite useful in suggesting cozy B&Bs or hostels that allow me to travel on a budget without any reduced comfort. I can fully recommend this place we stayed in in Cordoba, Spain, in case you ever go there:

      http://funnyphuppo.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/hospederia-luis-de-gongora/

      We also found good cottages for rent in Sri Lanka. I will be putting up a post about them soon. Occasionally, however, I do like to splurge on a nice luxurious hotel.

      But the way I have really financed my bug for travelling is to go study or work in a different continent and then explore the neighbouring countries. Born in Pakistan, I have now lived in North America and Europe, and feel truly like I know these 3 continents (including Asia) and their people really well.

      July 11, 2012
    • Yes I tend to stay in B&B or apartment rentals now – thanks for the Cordoba tip, I’ve not travelled much around Spain yet despite it being so near to the UK. Studying and working abroad is such a good way to see the world – it sound like you’re doing well so far!

      July 11, 2012
  11. Great site. It seems like we all have been doing the same things (travelling/writing combination). I am not yet on my settling down phase but I can feel it approaching and its quite exciting. I will be back to check how are you doing. Come for a visit anytime! S.

    April 21, 2012
    • Thanks, it can be a challenge mixing together travel with the normal life things but it’s so worth it! You have some great photos on your site – good luck with the blogging and I’ll be sure to check how you’re getting on!

      April 21, 2012
  12. I think your blog is great and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂 http://trialsinfood.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/101st-post-and-a-big-thank-you/

    May 12, 2012
    • Thanks so much for the nomination – and congrats on all the nominations for your blog too!

      May 13, 2012
  13. NuveaSantosCobb #

    Just found your blog & really enjoying it!

    June 12, 2012
  14. Lovely site!! Just opened my blog, and finding a lot of inspiration on here! Looking forward to going through all your posts this evening with a nice glass of vino!! : )

    July 4, 2012
    • Hi Amber, thanks for stopping by – and good luck with your new blogging adventures!

      July 4, 2012
  15. anggigeo #

    great blog. i like it.

    July 10, 2012
  16. arpitabhawal #

    Hi Lucy! Very nice to find these amazing photos…I have been actually imagining that kind of a travel and work lifestyle for decades now! 🙂 Glad to hear that you are having such a grand time doing what you want. Ciao!

    July 11, 2012
  17. I admire your courage to give up your job for your passion and the way you have motivated and inspired to live on……thats a very good way of living life. I like your way of life…wish i could be a little of you. i like your blog and hope to learn something….that i am wishing to………..Good luck dear!

    July 11, 2012
    • Thanks, it was a bit scary to start with to change what you are used to but it’s been worth it so far. Good luck with finding your passion and making it part of your life too!

      July 11, 2012
  18. Hi Lucy, I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I hope you accept this nomination.
    regards Luciana

    August 1, 2012
    • Hi Luciana – thanks so much for the nomination, and congratulations on yours too!

      August 1, 2012
  19. Great blog! I really love the pictures!

    August 20, 2012
  20. Lucy,
    Thanks so much for visiting my site periodically. I too enjoying reading your blog. Really appreciate the support and interest. Have a great weekend. Best, David

    August 30, 2012
    • Thanks David, and you’re very welcome. I look forward to reading about your travels around Japan – I’ve only visited Tokyo on a stopover for a couple of nights and would love to see more as it looks like such a fascinating country. Have a great trip!

      August 30, 2012
    • Thanks so much. More to come on Japan. 🙂 David

      August 30, 2012
  21. So glad I found your blog! I am in my 20s and doing the whole backpacking on a major budget thing, so it’s fun to hear about how your travels have changed over the years. I hope to always travel, but to also have a business and life and well, certain comforts that you seem to have achieved. Looking forward to reading your posts!

    September 12, 2012
    • Hi, and thanks for visiting! I’ve just been catching up on your travels on your site and looks like you are doing a lot of similar places to my big RTW trip (including Ko Samet, which I loved so much I went back twice). Scary to think my trip was 9 years ago now. My travel style has changed a bit since (few less overnight buses and dorm rooms!) but I still love it just as much and try to do as much as I can.

      September 12, 2012
  22. anette eggen #

    I am so glad I found your blog! I love to travel, and to do stuff tourist normaly dont! and I want to see as much of the world as possible! And while i sitt here in Norway, i can read about your experiences and just wait untill my travels go on for more adventures! You have a new follower!

    October 12, 2012
    • Thanks, and welcome to the site! I love to try and find interesting and different things to do too, especially in well-known places I’ve visited a lot. I’ve not managed to make it to Norway yet though but hope to soon. Happy travelling!

      October 15, 2012
  23. Great blog with very interesting pictures! You’ve got another follower!

    October 15, 2012
    • Hi, thanks for visiting and glad you enjoy the site!

      October 16, 2012
  24. Hi Lucy, It sounds as though we have a lot in common, at least on the face of things, i.e. backpacking history, enduring love of travel but a need to accommodate ‘normal’ life, too. I’ll be following with interest from now on.

    October 19, 2012
    • Hi Julie, thanks for visiting. It does get a bit tougher when there’s other things competing with your love of travel for your time (and money!) but I try and do as much as I can. Look forward to checking out your site too and learning a bit more about Portugal, I should be making my first trip out there next year – can’t believe it’s taken me so long!

      October 20, 2012
    • There’s only so much time and money to go around so it’s not surprising that it takes a while to get around to visiting places, even if they’ve been on your wishlist for ages. My list gets longer instead of shorter!

      Let me know if you have any questions about your trip to Portugal.

      October 20, 2012
    • Thanks, and will do. I’m going away for a weekend in February with a friend to either Porto or Lisbon so will let you know when we are decided!

      October 20, 2012
  25. Hello again, I hope you don’t mind – there’s no obligation, of course – but I’ve tagged you in a photography challenge: http://juliedawnfox.com/2012/10/23/cbbh-photo-challenge-windows-of-portugal/. If you find time, I’ll look forward to your entry.

    October 23, 2012
    • Thanks for the nomination, and I love the windows theme. I will have a dig through my photo archives and see what I can come up with!

      October 23, 2012
  26. Awards are rolling again, Lucy. Blame Alyson!
    http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/six-word-saturday-39/

    October 27, 2012
  27. hello Lucy,
    I’m a new member on wordpress and wanted to follow some interesting blogs.
    I will check up on your blog, because I really like traveling too 🙂
    Bye

    November 1, 2012
    • Hi Esmee, and welcome to WordPress! Hope you’ll enjoy my travel stories and good luck with building up your new blog.

      November 1, 2012
  28. Hi Lucy! Just came across your blog, and really enjoying what I’ve seen so far! Am always on the look for awesome travel blogs, and will look forward to reading more! 🙂

    December 13, 2012
    • Hi Carl, thanks for visiting! I’ve just been having a look at your site and love all the SE Asia posts, brings back lots of good memories of my RTW trip around there.

      December 13, 2012
  29. I enjoyed reading your post about Petra and your photos are wonderful! I was there back in 09′ and loved it! ~Sherry~

    January 28, 2013
    • Thanks for visiting Sherry and glad to bring back some memories of Petra, it’s a really unforgettable place!

      February 1, 2013
  30. Have just discovered your blog 🙂

    I love the idea of ‘grown up backpacking’ and am also a fan of the vino (or Sarap as we say here).

    Looking forward to reading more.

    February 8, 2013
    • Thanks for visiting, I’m hoping to get out to Turkey later this year so will check out your site!

      February 13, 2013
  31. Can’t wait to read more of your blog – such an inspiration because what you’re doing is how I imagine I will live my life in the future. 🙂 x

    February 11, 2013
    • Thanks – I’ve just been making myself hungry looking at your site! You live in a gorgeous part of the world, I spend three months in Sydney a few years back and am definitely due a return visit sometime soon!

      February 13, 2013
  32. arrivalgate #

    I just stumbled across your site and I love it! It’s always so fun to get new travel inspiration – can’t wait to read more!!

    April 10, 2013
    • Thanks, I’ll make sure to check out your site too – Scandinavia is a bit of the world I haven/t made it to yet and interested to find out more about Finland.

      April 10, 2013
  33. wow, lucy!
    sounds like youve got an ideal lifestyle right now….with travel counting as work!

    April 10, 2013
    • Thanks, unfortunately there’s a fair bit of work in there too but it’s great to be able to work from somewhere more exotic than my desk back home sometimes!

      April 10, 2013
    • 😉

      April 11, 2013
  34. Truly a wonderful blog, looking forward to see more of your adventures.

    April 30, 2013
    • Thank you. Lots to come about the US and Montenegro and then who knows where!

      May 22, 2013
  35. Claire #

    Hey, I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award because I love your blog!

    Award guidelines can be found here: http://truetravelings.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    May 20, 2013
  36. Your life and travels are like the coolest things ever! Like it tons!

    May 21, 2013
  37. Hey, I’m tying together the whole 20 something give up everything with the whole 30 something responsible lifestyle travel and seeing if I can make them fit! Loving your approach to it all…

    June 9, 2013
    • Thanks for visiting and good luck with your travels! I’d be really interested to do a long-term trip again and see how my approach would be different 10 years on. I suspect there’d be a few more comforts and a slower pace of travel these days!

      June 10, 2013
  38. hi lucy, I have really enjoyed your posts and am glad I found your blog. I have nominated you for the shine on award!

    http://baconandjackrussells.com/2013/06/23/shine-on/

    June 23, 2013
    • Thanks so much for the nomination, a lovely start to the week!

      June 24, 2013
    • You are welcome, have a wonderful week!

      June 24, 2013
  39. Dreaming is how I travel so am so delighted that I found you site. Maybe one day I can travel to some of the locations you have. Thanks for sahring, Allie.

    July 1, 2013
    • Thanks, hope you do get to travel to some of the places one day – if you ever need any tips just let me know.

      July 3, 2013
  40. Greetings … nice blog. Have visited Indonesia?

    July 12, 2013
    • Thanks, I’ve only been to Bali so far so have lots of Indonesia still to see, hopefully soon!

      July 14, 2013
  41. I love your blog! You’re doing exactly what I want to do in the future. Glad to see it’s a dream that’s totally possible! Please keep writing!

    July 13, 2013
    • Thanks – and good luck for your future travel and blogging journey!

      July 14, 2013
  42. The ‘dodgy’ loose/luce pun is great, not dodgy at all. I love it haha.

    July 17, 2013
    • Thanks, hoped it might stick in people’s heads, the slightly dodgy pun is a great British tradition!

      July 18, 2013
  43. Hi Lucy you are an inspiration to me I also love blogging and travel I freelance for an entertainment magazine but would love to focus on travel. I am very new to blogging and would love some advise. please check out my blog peepsouth.wordpress.com based on life in South Africa

    July 17, 2013
    • That’s great to hear Kelly, best of luck with your blog. I am hoping to visit South Africa next year so will be sure to follow your posts, would be great to learn more about the country.

      July 18, 2013
  44. madisonmckay #

    I will be graduating college in two years, and am considering a traveling lifestyle for my first couple years in the “real world”. Your blog is offers wonderful inspiration, and I can’t wait to read more!
    http://darlingitsamadworld.wordpress.com

    July 29, 2013
    • Sounds like a great idea! I worked for a couple of years after graduating to save up some money then did a big RTW trip before I got too settled – it was an amazing experience and definitely recommended.

      July 29, 2013
  45. Kubra #

    This is the first blog on which I read “about” section. Your design made it so easy to the eye that I had no trouble starting from there. Love your blog!

    August 6, 2013
  46. Lovely and interesting blog….Keep writing and travelling

    August 20, 2013
  47. I’ve nominated you for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger award’

    Check out my post to see how it works. http://travelecstacy.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/keeping-the-blogisphere-a-beautiful-place/

    August 21, 2013
  48. Oh dear, well I see you were just nominated, but I’ve nominated you again for the Very Inspiring Blogger award. I love your blog and all that you write about. Cheers! http://theroadiwander.com/2013/08/24/on-inspiration-and-the-inspirational/

    August 24, 2013
    • Always appreciated! Thanks so much for the nomination – loved your other nomination choices too, lots of great blogs I’ll be checking out.

      August 26, 2013
  49. An awesome blog and that’s why i have decided to present you a Liebster award http://wp.me/p3cmY8-8s 🙂 Good luck!

    September 1, 2013
  50. Excellent blog! As a wine lover you might appreciate this post on food & wine in Azerbaijan: http://silkwaytravelblog.com/2013/06/20/the-flavors-of-azerbaijan/. Look forward to your future posts!

    September 6, 2013
    • Thanks – and interesting post, I didn’t know anything about wine from Azerbaijan!

      September 9, 2013
  51. Hey there, I came across this on my ‘recommended blogs’ page and am looking forward to reading some of your work. I noticed you’ve Iceland listed in your destinations but haven’t written about it. I recently got back from a two-week trip there and have written a couple of articles about it so far on my new blog. Having both lived in London it would be interesting to see if you agreed with my views on Reykjavik’s Culture Night. I’ve also written a piece on the Rockies for when you’re planning your Canada trip, hopefully you’ll find it quite useful : ) http://www.soleseeking.wordpress.com

    September 8, 2013
    • Thanks, I will definitely check out your Iceland posts. I travelled there in my pre-digital camera days so don’t have very good photos, but will get the scanner out and write about it sometime (or maybe it’s time for another trip out there!).

      September 9, 2013
  52. What a wonderful blog. I have been inspired by so many of the same places. Your photographs are superb. Look forward to following you on your travels. We recently returned from Machu Picchu after the trip of a lifetime. If you’re interested you can see my blog at: seal2013.wordpress.com. Best wishes…Andrew

    September 9, 2013
    • Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments! Machu Picchu sounds amazing, I’ll definitely check your site out as I’ve always wanted to make the trip out there.

      September 10, 2013
  53. Hey! Got to know you through Ben’s blog (Flights Camera Satisfaction). You have an amazing blog here! And I love the header, by the way! Congratulations 😀

    September 16, 2013
    • Thanks for visiting. I’ve just been checking out your site and you have some amazing photographs!

      September 17, 2013
    • Thank you so much! You have really nice stuff here as well. I’ll be following 🙂

      September 17, 2013
  54. Hi! I’m a new travel blogger to the community, and I stumbled across your blog and love it! I too want to travel for a living but am not yet sure how to do it; I’m hoping to get into international development post-graduation, but anything is possible, right? I’ll be in Europe this upcoming year studying at the Lancaster University Management School in the UK and am SO excited for the adventures that await. Just wanted to say hello and that I’m looking forward to following you on yours!

    Cheers,
    Olivia

    September 26, 2013
    • Hi Olivia, thanks so much for visiting and for your comments. International development sounds like a really fascinating thing to study – I did geography at university and have studied a bit of anthropology and loved it. One of my best friends studied at Lancaster too and I have heard such good things about it – best of luck with your study and blogging exploits!

      October 1, 2013
  55. Ariel #

    hi lucy! i would love the opportunity to contact you and ask some questions. we have a lot in common. i too am writing a blog about traveling and living overseas : ) but unfortunately, i can’t find a place where you have an email listed on your wonderful blog. i only see places to leave comments. hope to hear from you soon to chat! thanks, Ariel

    September 29, 2013
  56. Hi, I really loved reading your posts! Really makes me want to update the travel side to my blog, I have so many funny travel stories to tell but I’ve been caught up in starting university x

    October 13, 2013
    • Hi, thanks so much – and you should so share your funny travel stories, it’d be great to read them!

      October 14, 2013
    • I’m going to start a new series from Thursday 🙂

      October 14, 2013
  57. hello … my name is Heni, from Indonesia. so happy because you’ve visited Indonesia. 🙂

    October 13, 2013
    • Thanks Heni – I really enjoyed my trip to Indonesia and would love to come back and see more of the country sometime.

      October 14, 2013
    • great! i’m glad to hear that Lucy.

      October 15, 2013
  58. WordPress recommended your blog to me. I actually like the Luce/loose pun 😀

    I love reading about other people’s travels – it gives me inspiration for me own! Looking forward to getting to know your blog 🙂

    October 17, 2013
    • Thanks so much for visiting. Look forward to checking out your blog too – love your 35 before 35 list, I have a 40 before 40 list with a few of the same things on!

      October 17, 2013
  59. Thanks for introducing me to Twitter Lucy! I think your travel blog is great!

    December 9, 2013
    • Thanks Sheila – and welcome to Twitter!

      December 9, 2013
  60. HI Lucy, I just found your post on wordpress and decided to take a look at your very interesting site. You DO do nice work! I also share your travel obsession; My brand new wordpress website and blog is http://www.trustingtraveler.com and I am The Trusting Traveler! The way I have managed to travel internationally with my family of four (and other family members who tag along) is through international home exchange. It is phenomenal. My site is dedicated to helping families live a life rich in culture and travel. I think you and all your readers could benefit from what I have to share. I hope you will check me out.

    December 10, 2013
    • Thanks so much! I will definitely check out your site as home exchange is something I’ve been thinking about doing after finally buying my own house last year. Finding ways to travel in style on a budget is a big passion of mine and this sounds like it might be a good way of doing it.

      December 10, 2013
  61. Love your style. travel broadens the mind, empties the wallet and even most of the bad bits turn out to be good bits in the end. May your journey never end.

    Regards
    Sir

    December 12, 2013
    • Very true – those travel disasters are usually my best stories! Thanks for visiting.

      December 16, 2013
  62. Bamboo Lover #

    Nice blog you got there, Lucy! Keep it up!

    December 15, 2013
  63. Nice blog! I just started mine and I find it so hard to find people with the same interests that I would wish to follow regularly but yours really made me stick and read one page after another. 🙂

    December 29, 2013
    • Thanks so much! And good luck with your new blog – I will follow along and look forward to reading about your travels. Have a great 2014!

      December 30, 2013
    • Thank you! All the best to you too! 🙂

      January 3, 2014
  64. Your blog looks great…the theme is something I would like to pursue in my blogging style too…Thanks for sharing your journeys… good luck in 2014… 🙂 Please do visit me on: http://happypheet.wordpress.com/ . thanks….

    January 13, 2014
    • Thanks so much – and best of luck with your site and your travels in 2014!

      January 16, 2014
  65. Hey Lucy!
    Thanks for sharing your travel experiences! Really enjoy reading your blog and am so glad I stumbled upon it (:
    I’m from Singapore and would love to travel around Europe like you did (when I’ve enough $$ haha)
    Cheers!

    January 18, 2014
    • Thanks so much, glad you are enjoying the site and hope you do get to come explore Europe sometime soon!

      January 22, 2014
  66. This is really nice what you are doing here! Traveling is so beautiful and it is great to see how much fun also others have 🙂

    take a look here:
    http://mylifewithmybackpack.com

    would be great to see you watching my pictures 🙂

    February 15, 2014
    • Thanks so much for visiting and good luck with your site – love your photos from Ko Pha Ngan, spent some great trips there in the past!

      February 15, 2014
  67. Hello, Cheerio #

    Your blog was recommended to me via WordPress and I’m so happy for that. You seem like a traveler after my own heart; you love to travel more than you love to work. Ah yes, I know the feeling. I’m a new follower and look forward to reading about your tips, tricks, adventures, and more. Thank you for sharing!

    February 18, 2014
    • Thanks for visiting and great to meet another travel lover!

      February 20, 2014
  68. Hello! I’ve just nominated your terrific blog for The Lighthouse Award. Acceptance of the nomination is entirely voluntary. You can find out more about the nomination in tomorrow’s post at http://www.fromtheaisleseat.com

    Happy Travels!

    March 3, 2014
  69. Keep on rocking! Great Blog

    March 13, 2014
  70. Tim #

    Hi Lucy, I completely understand the passion of travel and look forward to following your journeys. I to have graduated from the dorm room travel and now like to have my very own room and bathroom when I explore the world. I will sign up.
    http://flattiresandslowboats.com/aboutme/

    April 6, 2014
    • Hi Tim, yes my own room is definitely a requirement these days, spent too many nights listening to a random stranger snoring! Thanks for following and will check out your site too.

      April 6, 2014
  71. Tim #

    Snoring, drunk, chatty, sloppy. They were kind of fun at the time but not so much any more. 🙂

    April 6, 2014
  72. Love your blog. I’m also a full-time office worker and I try to travel as much as possible but it can be challenging at times.
    http://www.awayfromtheoffice.com

    April 9, 2014
    • Thanks Rebecca. Yes it can be tough to combine the two worlds but I love having the mixture of a travel life and a home base. Best of luck with your new site!

      April 9, 2014
  73. Such an inspiring blog Lucy! Makes me want to go somewhere right this second! 😀 Feel free to check out my little travel adventures on my blog 🙂

    April 13, 2014
    • Thanks so much! Love your Pompeii pictures, I visited a couple of years ago and loved it out there. Best of luck with your site!

      April 16, 2014
  74. Thanks for following me Lucy. ‘So looking forward to reading more of your blog as I really like what I see LOL. Cheers!

    April 25, 2014
    • Thank you – and you too! Berlin is somewhere I’ve read and heard so many good things about but not managed to visit yet so will be great to learn more about it.

      April 27, 2014
  75. Thank you for the independant traveller inspiration! 🙂

    April 28, 2014
  76. tribw #

    I like your blog and therefore have put you on my liebster award list. 🙂

    https://littleinabigworld.wordpress.com

    April 29, 2014
  77. Very inspiring..Thanks for sharing

    May 1, 2014
  78. Hi Lucy! Love your blog and the travel element!!! So much so that I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Head over to my post here at http://lulubellaloveslife.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/liebster-blog-award-nomination/ also just keep on being inspirational with the travelling! Really think everyone should experience some form of movement from their home. Congratulations!

    May 12, 2014
    • Thanks so much for the nomination, much appreciated – and happy travels to you!

      May 13, 2014
  79. Diane Smalley #

    Lucy, excellent job! You did a very thorough job of talking about road trips on a budget and you provide very wise advice on making one’s trip “…a journey rather than a destination…” (stay away from the 500 mile driving days…) I’ve learned some tips from you including the idea of including a sponge in the cooler. In our cooler we also like to have healthy, portable alternatives to eating out including hard boiled eggs, fruit, and hummus.

    May 25, 2014
    • Thanks Diane, great to hear that you have found some of the tips useful, and good ideas for packable snacks, they are some great healthy options to have!

      May 27, 2014
  80. Hi Lucy, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Award! This is an award that’s passed around the blogging community to share great blogs with fellow bloggers and create awareness of new blogs out there! Check out my page here for more info!

    http://rachellishman.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/the-liebster-award/

    June 1, 2014
    • Thanks so much for the nomination Rachel – much appreciated!

      June 2, 2014
    • You’re very welcome Lucy! Happy travels 🙂

      June 2, 2014
  81. Haha Love the name!! Can’t wait to check out your posts. Looks like my kinda ‘space’ 🙂

    June 20, 2014
    • Thanks so much – and welcome to the site!

      June 22, 2014
  82. Hey Lucy,

    Really like your blog. I’ve nominated you for the ‘versatile blog award’ have a look here: http://anovelspain.com/2014/06/23/most-versatile-blogs/

    Thanks.

    Barry

    June 23, 2014
    • Hi Barry, thanks so much for the nomination – much appreciated. I look forward to following your blog and reading more too!

      June 23, 2014
  83. 365traveldates #

    just liked fb and followed ur blog. were at 365traveldates.com wer u located? were starting our trip on sunday so excited!

    June 25, 2014
  84. travelinginyourtwenties #

    Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 you can check it out here if you’d like 🙂
    http://travelinginyourtwenties.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/

    July 10, 2014
  85. Hey Lucy ! Its wonderful Blog. Your journey is totally awesome. Keep Travelling …:)

    July 12, 2014
    • Thanks so much – great to hear you’re enjoying it! Happy travels.

      July 13, 2014
  86. Lucy …You are more of an inspiration than a nomination 🙂

    August 3, 2014
    • Thanks so much Sonia, that’s lovely to hear!

      August 3, 2014
  87. Great blog! I’m kind of on the same journey as you at the moment … I have a house, family, pets and a full-time job and am juggling my travel in between! Good luck with your travels and I look forward to reading your blogs.

    Wendy 🙂

    August 28, 2014
    • Thanks Wendy, it’s a bit of a balancing act combining them all isn’t it! Worth it for the fantastic memories though. I was just having a look at your post about the Amalfi Coast – I’m heading out there in October and so excited, it looks fantastic!

      September 2, 2014
    • Oh yes the Amalfi Coast is amazing! You will love it … actually it’s hard not to!

      September 2, 2014
  88. Absolutly love what you have done with the blog, major inspiration, would love pointers on blogging if you have the time!! Many thanks!! Happy travels

    August 31, 2014
    • Thanks so much – and best of luck with your blog too! My top tips would be to find what you enjoy writing about and keep at it, it can take a long time to grow an audience and it’s easy to get a bit dispirited but they’re out there. Use lots of photos and take time to edit and proofread your work to make it look as professional as you can. Get involved in social media – there are some good blogging Facebook groups where you can get lots of advice, and Twitter chats where you can get your name out to other bloggers. Travel blogger events (Traverse, Travel Massive, TBEX) are great for advice and inspiration too. If you’ve got any questions just drop me an email – happy blogging!

      September 2, 2014
    • Thanks 🙂 never really done this before so just seeing how i get on. The other lad on the blog knows alot more about it. Mainly just doing is as like a public diary of our travels. Thanks again!

      September 2, 2014
  89. Hi Lucy, just letting you know I nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award
    https://heelsandhindsight.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/one-lovely-blog-award/

    September 3, 2014
    • Thanks so much for the nomination, much appreciated!

      September 3, 2014
    • No problem, I enjoy reading your blog and I like this concept of showing support with an award 🙂

      September 5, 2014
  90. Great blog 🙂 We share the same name! Nice to find a fellow Lucy with a penchant for travelling! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂

    September 12, 2014
    • Thanks so much – always good to meet another Lucy! Happy travels.

      September 14, 2014

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