About Charlie

If I’m left to my own devices for too long, I travel.

After I finally finished my wearisome degree in Biochemistry, there remained the question – what the hell was I supposed to do now? While my overly zealous coursemates joined grad-schemes, got jobs or *shudder* enrolled in further study… I was left thinking that all of the options available to me sounded dreadful.

So I moved to Australia and travelled the world for 19 months.

It was pretty epic. I made a lot of memories. Visited 14 countries in the end I think, and came back pretty fatigued with the whole thing and actually keen to get a job. Can you imagine? I remember the thing I missed most was having STUFF. And somewhere to put it that wasn’t my rucksack.

For the four years since, I’ve lived in London. I worked on my career in tech consultancy, settled into a 9 to 5 kinda life and travelling was relegated to something I did for just 25 days a year.

For me, 2018 was an unmitigated disaster of a year which took all of 2019 to get over. After getting over all of that, I suddenly felt like it was time to go back to what I do best; pursue the nomadic lifestyle once again and travel the world.

Then 2020 happened. My plan to live in Japan for a year had to be scrapped, instead I spent a lot of time and money making a more permanent nest for myself in London. However, things have mostly blown over with the pandemic (right?) so some big travels are on the horizon. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. At last have had time to sit down and look at your blog. Very impressive, I am going to have great interest in following you on your adventure, you certainly won’t get lonely with me blogging you. Can anyone else read this – too embarrassing lots of love Auntie Jane x


    1. Well I can’t drive so throughout the US I’ve relied on intercity buses as well as a few domestic flights! I was warned it wouldn’t be easy but I haven’t had too much trouble. Spread the word – backpacking the States is definitely possible!


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