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You Don’t Have to Leave the UK to be a Travel Blogger

May 19, 2017

You Don’t Have to Leave the UK to be a Travel Blogger

May 19, 2017

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I’m new to this whole travel blogger malarky and to be honest, I never thought I’d be here.

I was always under the impression that travel bloggers were made of money, or simply freelancers being sent here there and everywhere by the top travel brands. That would NEVER be me, so I ruled out writing about something I am truly passionate about without thinking twice.

However,  since braving the change of focus for my blog I have noticed that I was actually under a huge misconception: you don’t actually have to be jetting off to a foreign country every week to be classed a travel blogger.

Awesome, right? 

A couple of weeks ago I went to Chester on a little day trip and it made me realise that I was still travelling even if it only took just under two hours to get there. I enjoyed the day so much that it made me want to fill my blog with lots of UK trips, as well as my adventures abroad.

Since making this decision I’ve noticed more and more UK breaks on travel bloggers sites, showing how realistic it is to actually travel. Although it may seem as though they’re always going from country to country, the reality of it is there are always a few UK breaks thrown in there too.

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Don’t get me wrong, I love going abroad, but there are some pretty awesome places in the UK I’m yet to visit.

As I’ve now officially used up all of my holiday allowances at work, UK breaks are definitely going to be something I aim to do more often. They can be pretty inexpensive if you shop around and sometimes all you need is a few days to explore a little town.

Most of the time, depending on distance, I’ll probably be doing a day trip to save on getting a hotel.

P.s – here’s a few UK travel bloggers killing it with their UK trips, giving me all the English wanderlust

1. A Solo Weekend in Aberdeen by Katy at Little Miss Katy

2. A Day in Margate by Charlie at Charlie Distracted 

3. A Weekend in Bristol by Milly at Mini Adventures

4. A Re-boost Staycation in Taunton by Scarlett at Scarlett London

5. My Top Five Places to Visit in York by Rachel at Rachel Nicole

6. Books, Booze and Babes – A Very Literary Day Out in Hampshire by Emily at Emily Luxton Travels 

7. Practically Pink (Whitstable) by Jordan at Hello Miss Jordan

8. The Perfect Seaside Staycation in Cornwall by Lucy at Far Away Lucy

So, I’m going to be doing a little bit of research on the best places to visit in the UK and maybe put together a little plan of when I’d like to visit them by. If you have any suggestions please let me – especially seaside towns!

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What I’m Wearing

I pretty much NEVER wear jeans so when I found a top that was actually long enough for me to wear with a pair, I was pretty excited. 

My jeans are nothing special as I think they’re just one of the Primark £11 pairs that are more for comfort than fashion, soz. BUT THE TOP. Oh my god, I love it. I think blue really suits me now I’d dyed my hair bright orange, so expect to see a little more of it over my blog in the weeks to come…

It’s basically a blue fluted sleeve top that my Mum picked up for me in the latest George at ASDA sale, I think it was around £4 reduced from £12 but I am not 100% sure on that. It was perfect for wearing out while walking around Chester as it wasn’t too hot or cold and I didn’t feel like I needed a coat at all. For someone who HATES coats, that’s the best news ever. 

My backpack which is in pretty much ALL my photos lately is Primark again, although it’s seen better days now so I think I need a new one…

Kirsty Leanne

xoxo

  • Milly Youngman May 19, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for featuring me lovely! Am definitely in good company 🙂 Looking forward to hearing about your UK adventures!

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