Thames Path in Putney
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Welcome! I'm Virginia, a travel writer / podcaster / artist from the UK, a linguist, graduate of European Politics & Languages, & serial expat. I began this blog in 2012 to inspire you to go explore the world, sharing places I've visited & opportunities to travel, work, study & live abroad! After 8 years of travel writing & over 500 posts, it evolved to cover all my interests, so I now also write on wellbeing, careers & painting, alongside travel. Click here to find out more...
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We’re now 50% through the long-distance. It has felt like an eternity but I’m grateful to finally be closer to the end than the start! Yesterday marked 103 days apart and the mid-point before he’s back for good. It’s been 3 long winter months for me, 103 back-to-back working days for him… 🙈 At least he’s back shortly for a 2-week break 🤩 and after that the spring months should be easier to bear, filled with trips and distractions.
New blog post, and my first in a while! 📝✨Looking back on 2021: my goals and travels in year two of the pandemic
Day 1 of long-distance 😢❤️
New post! 📝 Growing up with The Well-Travelled Postcards: An interior design idea for travellers
New post! The 8th painting in my series of The Well-Travelled Paintings is from the village of Kioni on the north-east coast of the small island Ithaca, in the Ionian Islands in Greece. 🇬🇷🏝 I took this photo from a yacht during a blissful day sailing around Ithaca, having set off from the larger neighbouring island of Kefalonia, where I was lucky to spend a whole month this spring. ⛵️☀️🌊
New blog post! [Link in bio] 📝🔗 I recently became a charity trustee for the first time, for the charity Raleigh International, who some might remember I volunteered with in rural Nepal for 4 months in 2016. 🇳🇵🌏 I’ve been over the moon about the role, right through the whole application process and into the trustee board meetings themselves! ✨
New blog post! ⚡️ After a writing-hiatus over a fantastically full summer, this post is about setting 'New Year' resolutions in September: How to seize that post-summer energy to help yourself and help change the world 🌍
1 year with Handsome 🥰
Pros at seeking out those hidden, empty beaches that no one else bothers to hike to 😉
1st stop in Kefalonia = major terrace goals. Complete with vino, G&T, saucisson & olives, Condé Nast, Hemingway & Hislop, and binos for dolphin-spotting & snooping on the superyachts... 😜