Hello and welcome to Beauty and my Backpack! My blog about life and where I have been and what I’ve been up to. Last year I spent 6 months backpacking around South America and now I’m back home in Scotland for the first time in 7 years, trying to adjust to normality. I’m from a tiny town called Dunipace, near Falkirk in Scotland but I left home 12 years ago to go to University in Glasgow where I lived for 4 years. After graduating with a BA hons degree in Marketing from Strathclyde Business School I spontaneously moved to Guildford with my previous boyfriend where we lived for 2 and a half years before another spontaneous move to Manchester. I absolutely loved loving in Manchester and even now I still think of it as my second home, the only reason I left was to go travelling in Australia. This had been a dream for me since I had left school, I never knew what I wanted to do career wise but I ALWAYS knew I wanted to travel. So initially I booked to go on my own but then one of my besties (and equally keen travel enthusiast) Caitlin booked to come with me and we had THE BEST time. We lived a bit of the high life and a bit of the not so high life – from living in a penthouse apartment with a roof top hot tub in the center of Melbourne to cleaning rooms for accommodation in a hostel in Surfers Paradise but I can hand on heart say that I loved every single minute of it!

People always tell me I’ve had an exciting life, which I guess I have, so it thought why not tell people a bit. And I mean, I’m extremely witty and funny too so your in for a treat! (In case you didn’t realise I’m also very sarcastic).

If you have any questions about travelling, want any help planning a trip or need information on any of the destinations I’ve visited please get in touch and I’ll do my best to help!

I hope you enjoy it! xoxo