The Girl Behind The Suitcase

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👋 Hi! I’m Lynsey, a travel blogger living in Manchester, England.

I love, love, LOVE travelling, seeing new places and taking photos to capture the memories!

What’s better than packing a suitcase and heading off on new adventures?


Five ‘Get To Know Me’ questions that you asked and I’ve answered. Drop more in the comments below!

‘Where’s your favourite place that you’ve visited?

If you’d offer to auto-transport me to anywhere in the world right now, I’d choose Florida. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been – and it’s not all Mickey Mouse! If it was, I wouldn’t go!

‘What’s your star sign?’

I’m a Sagittarius – ‘the traveller’ – pretty apt really. I’ve also ‘inked myself’ with my star sign, just coz.

‘Is there anything you don’t like about travelling?’

I’m actually scared witless of frogs, toads and lizards which makes choosing some holiday destinations a little tricky!

‘What 3 things would you take to a desert island?’

(1) My smartphone for photographs; (2) A hammock filled with chocolate and booze (cheat?); (3) Reptile Repellent!

‘Which 5 guests are coming to your dinner party?’

(1) Jake Gyllenhaal (2) Sarah Jessica Parker (3) Lisa Vanderpump (4) Liam Neeson and (5) Rex from Toy Story.


Some tips if you’re thinking of starting your own blog

1. Brand yourself smartly: Really think hard about what you want to call your blog. Seriously, you don’t want to spend just ten minutes conjuring something up like I did. If people are going to find you on Google, you don’t want to find yourself twenty pages down, overshadowed by some low-budget 1961 girl-meets-boy movie. Be unique, be quirky, be searchable, be memorable. This is even more important if you have paid for a domain name like I did.

2. What are you writing about? We are firmly in quarantine mode right now, so a travel blog might not be the best idea if you want to get going straight away (plus it’s a bit overcrowded with the likes of little old me, all with our own stories to tell and photos to share). If you are a culinary genius, a skilled DIY-er, the funniest person you know or someone with something the world wants to hear, what are you waiting for? Get blogging. Get vlogging. Get going! 

A look back over my first few years…

The great thing about starting up a personal blog is that you usually have some content stored away in your head and on your camera roll already, making it super-easy to get up and running. I have been lucky to visit lots of great places over the years – and certainly pre-Covid. It’s a nice little hobby.


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