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Who is this VickyFlipFlop?

I’m a travel blogger w/a day job who loves festivals, and London. 

Hello… I’m VickyFlipFlop, a 20something travel writer and adventurer. I read a lot of blogs and find myself fantasising about six months through South America and jetting off to Bangkok via India, but really I don’t want to, and can’t afford to, give up my job for it.

Blog posts about taking the plunge and packing in your job for travel are everywhere, but what if you’re enjoying yourself as you are and just want to make the most of your weekends and holidays?

I want to save for a house. One day I want to get married. I want to have kids. But I also want to travel as much as possible and see the world. It helps that I’ve already seen a few countries, but there’s always so much more to do…

I’m going to fit travel around my job and share my tips and tricks on how to do it. I’ll give you…

  • First-hand, honest reviews
  • Rundowns of my spendings
  • Time-saving advice
  • Amazing images and cool videos

More about me…

I grew up in a beautiful village in the midlands until moving out at 18. Before this I hadn’t been far, a few holidays in France and a school trip to Turkey about covers it. And although I dipped my toe in the water with a holiday to Greece with friends the summer before university it wasn’t until I worked on a kids camp in New York that I truly got bitten by the travel bug. It was those ruddy Ozzies that did it to me!

I became friends with an Ozzie (G’day Jules) and an Irish (Top o the morning Lisa) who I blame/thank for my itchy feet. There followed an 8-week tour round Australia meeting up with friends from camp, a second year at a camp in Connecticut, partying in Mexico, sunbathing in Portugal, teaching English in Madrid, Guinness in Dublin, 4 months around Europe with my boyfriend, a tour of Morocco, a safari through the Serengeti, skiing in Canada and a few weekend jaunts here and there…

All this has been done on a shoestring. Student loans and minimum wage jobs supported most of it, as well as my journalistic skills of course. I’ve worked on some top magazines (see my LinkedIn) before finding my calling as a travel writer. I’m currently loving my work as the Content and Social Media Manager at gapyear.com where I talk travel all day long.

I believe that with a bit of prioritising you can explore the world while holding down a full-time job, and without breaking the bank. I hope to inspire you to do the same!

You don’t have to choose between your career and your passport.