Hi, I'm Ella!
Hey, there! I'm Ella - a 20-something year old born and bred in rainy England.
I've always had a strong desire to travel and immerse myself in different cultures.
It wasn't until 7 years ago that I took my first solo-trip. I truly fell for travel and the world that lay outside of my experiences and let's just say I fell pretty damn hard.
I believe in providing raw, authentic travel experiences, not just a glamorous highlight reel. Because let's face it, travel can be tough sometimes.
Trouble seems to follow me as I travel the world. I've not had a single trip that's gone to plan.
If I'm not bumping into hippos in the middle of the night, I'm getting caught up in tropical storms, injuring myself in some way (like when I got a drug syringe wedged in my foot) or just being plain stupid.
So join me as I barely make it round the world. I provide honest, first-hand experiences. There will be laughter, there will be tears and a whole lotta fun!
That's a brief introduction! If you want to know more about me, then check out the 'about me' page.
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Recent Blog Posts
We returned home from a fantastic day spent exploring the Anaga Rural Park in the very north eastern tip of Tenerife. As I wrapped myself up and settled beside the log-burning stove, feeling the crisp warmth on my skin, I started to go downhill. For the entirety of the day I had been suffering with… Read More
Friday, 7 August 2020
I awoke suddenly in the middle of the night, the creaking of the faulty radiator that was situated on my side of the room in my ears. My nose was both hopelessly blocked and streaming madly at the same time. Oh great! I wanted to yell. I can’t have come down with a cold, can… Read More
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
There’s nothing quite like waking up to the blissful sound of the countryside. I walked through the dark villa, slats of brilliant sunlight lighting up horizontal lines on the red stone floor. My feet slapped quietly on the cold tiles. One by one, I approached the wooden shutters, pulled down the heavy grey iron bolts… Read More
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
January 2020. I sat on the soft sofa in my living room, allowing myself to sink into the deep cushions. I felt so low. It was a feeling I was well acquainted with. Feeling like I didn’t want to do anything, not even things that would normally make me happy. Coronavirus (officially known as COVID-19)… Read More
Sunday, 24 May 2020
My sandals slapped against the rough tarmac as I made my way down the little side-road outside our sea-cliff cottage. I had spent the entirety of my morning rescuing these sandals from the spot which I had sadly forgotten them. And I regretted nothing. Mission complete, it was time for Lewis and I to explore… Read More
Monday, 4 May 2020
Did you Know I Make Films Too?
As well as documenting my travels through written work on my blog, I also make documentary-style vlogs of all my trips. You can find all my film work on my Youtube channel, Ella in Wanderlust.