My name is Alys, which is pronounced the same as ‘Alice’ 🙂 I used to hate it (I’ve never owned stationery with my name on – sad times) but now I love the fact I rarely see anyone with the same name!
I’m a travel enthusiast and have loved travelling for as long as I can remember.
My passion for seeing new places was discovered thanks to some amazing family holidays; from Arizona to Croatia to South Africa. Aged 18, I embarked on my first backpacking experience – a solo trip to China and South East Asia. I returned to the UK for University, where I worked two or three jobs through the semesters to save enough money to disappear during the long Summer breaks.
After Uni, my first job was working for STA Travel as a Travel Expert – it was nothing to do with my degree but it meant I could talk to people all day every day about weird and wonderful travel destinations – amazing! But, it also made me very jealous of all the incredible trips I was helping to plan. I learnt a lot about airlines, flights, tour companies and travel in general which has proved invaluable as I now plan my own adventures 🙂
I’ve since ventured to 33 countries, 6 US States and have visited 4 out of 5 continents – just Antarctica to go!
NATURE FREAK & ANIMAL LOVER
I studied Ecology at University and love getting outdoors and amongst nature. Walking barefoot along a beach (or pretty much anywhere), hiking through mountains, exploring woodland or exploring underwater; I love being outside!
I’m a HUGE animal lover and always have been. It’s almost impossible to choose a favourite but otters, pigs and red pandas all rank pretty highly.
I’m slightly obsessed with food! I love trying new restaurants and new dishes, so food is always a big part of my travels 🙂
I love visiting new countries to taste test the best vegan and vegetarian options, finding veggie-friendly alternatives to traditional foods. I keep the blog updated with the best street food and restaurants from around the world!