Hi, I'm Ella!

Hey, there! I'm Ella - a 20-something year old born and bred in rainy England. Friends may describe me as cat-obsessed and a massive foodie, especially for sushi! They may also tell you about how clumsy, oblivious and 'off in my own world' I can be.

I've always had a strong desire to travel and immerse myself in different cultures. I've been fortunate enough to travel from an early age, catching the travel bug whilst I was a li'l tot. It wasn't until 7 years ago however, when I took my first solo-trip that I truly fell for travel and the world that lay outside of my experiences - I fell pretty damn hard.

I'm not the most organised of travellers. In fact, some may wonder how I'm still alive after some of the mishaps I have encountered. Like that trip where I nearly got eaten by a hippo 3 times (no exaggeration there) and followed on foot by a pride of lions. Or that time my car broke down in the middle of the desert with the next town over 100km away. Yeah, I'm ditsy, clumsy and disorganised, and whilst this may not be ideal for my stress levels, it sure can provide quality stories!

The height of my passions lie with wildlife. You can ask anyone who knows me just how obsessed I am with animals and they may even tell you (and I do cringe slightly at the memory) that I used to, in my childhood, spend hours following neighbourhood cats with a camera, pretending I was a young female David Attenborough and the cats' adventures were the most exciting thing on earth.

That's a brief introduction! If you want to know more about me, then check out the 'about me' page.

Recent Blog Posts

I was SCAMMED by Barbados’ Drone Laws

This article has been sitting in my drafts for two months now. I went back and forth with the idea of publishing it. I hate to spread negativity about a country but at the same time, my blog is all about being real and showing all sides to travel, the good and the ugly. My… Read More

Sunday, 29 December 2019

A Gambian Hotel with a Difference: Footsteps Eco-Lodge

The room was silent, the gentle humming of the fan that we put on the night before now resting. The electricity created by the solar panels the following day must have run out. The only sounds to rouse me from my peaceful slumber was the combination of the sweeping of a broom against a hard… Read More

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Finding Paradise in Banana Lama Eco-Villas, Dominica

Through the slatted cedar panels, light filtered into our villa. Birdsong was all around us, muffled slightly by the splashing of fresh spring water against rock as the river raged on in the near-distance. I watched a green scaled head as it bobbed slightly, perched between two wooden slats in the door. With a sharp… Read More

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Delicious Food and Roof-Top Views at Café Luna

Imagine a restaurant that serves high-quality local food. A restaurant with gorgeous views of the cyan ocean with lazy palms swaying in the foreground. A restaurant lit up by dozens of fairy lights turning it into a magical little hideout. Now imagine this restaurant is on top of your hotel. That’s Café Luna! A Bajan… Read More

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Unwinding in Paradise at Little Arches Boutique Hotel, Barbados

Barbados has a special place in my heart. It’s somewhere where I know I can relax, giving in to island bliss. It’s an island bordered by golden-sand beaches which seem to stretch on forever and perched upon those idyllic beaches are an array of restaurants and hotels. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit this paradise… Read More

Thursday, 3 October 2019