Hi, my name is Charlotte!I graduated from Leeds University in 2016, packed my bags and booked a One-Way ticket to Australia. I set off travelling a year later and visited 12 countries in the space of 6 months. It was the best time of my life so far and I have well and truly caught the travel bug! During my travels, I have learned many things, some of which I wish I would have known before I set off. I began to write down things that I believed were essential, helpful or simply interesting for people who plan to visit each country that I have already visited. After receiving 100’s of messages from family, friends and complete strangers, asking questions such as the following:
- How are you affording to travel so much?
- Was it easy to get settled in Australia?
- Where are the best places to visit in the Philippines?
When I was 10, we moved away from the UK and I grew up on a tiny island called Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands. I learned to speak fluent Spanish and adapted to the ‘very sporty’ and ‘very creative’ lifestyle that everyone on the island seemed to follow. I played semi-professional football for 8 years, including with the Canary Island Select team. I travelled all over Spain for free, staying in hotels, playing football against top players. Sometimes, I was flying once a week or more.
I began taking Photography lessons at the age of 16 and by 17 I was working at Weddings. I have since worked with 100’s of people and various companies across 4 continents, providing high quality photographs to my clients. **If you are interested in shooting with me, whether it be for your family, portfolio, business or wedding, visit my portfolio page to see all my previous work**
I have always been very confident and outgoing and loved living the “Island Life”. When I was 18 however, I decided that the island was too small for me and that I wanted more. I went to study at University in Leeds and graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in (BSc) Sport and Exercise Science.
I travelled to Portugal, Malta, and Thailand throughout my 3 years of studies, and spent a summer working abroad at a sleepaway camp in the United States. Although I was being introduced more and more into the beauty of travel, it wasn’t enough. Every time I went to a new place, I wasn’t ready to come back. There was so much more to see, to explore, to taste.
At the time, I was juggling a degree, so I didn’t have the time, or income to travel any more than I did. Once I graduated however, I knew that I wanted to see the world. I didn’t care about getting a ‘proper’ job. All I wanted (and still want) is to travel – to experience, to learn and to love.
I knew how important it was to build up the skills to work online if I wanted to keep my travel dream alive. And so I did. I spent months learning new tricks and I now work remotely from my laptop, from wherever I want in the world.