The travel blog for people who want to make the most of their annual leave, weekends, money and friends, by exploring the world, and a festival or two.
What it’s NOT
- Just another solo female traveller blog – I’d rather travel with friends, but I won’t let being a female be an obstacle or issue if I have to go it alone.
- A revelation in how you can give up your life and travel nonstop forever and ever – I don’t want to do that either, but it suits me for now.
- Sanctimonious – I don’t think I can save the world, nor sort out the world’s problems with just a trip to a country. I’d rather inspire you to do that while I learn from a destination, enjoy and move on.
On vickyflipfloptravels.com you’ll find me having fun on my adventures and reporting back in the hope of giving you the confidence and knowledge to do the same. From weekend city breaks, to days out in London, to two-week itineraries for some of the most popular long-haul destinations, I’ll write about whatever takes my interest.
What I always want to get out of my travels though, is value and experience.
More about me…
Hello… I’m Vicky, a travel writer and adventurer, and the creator of vickyflipfloptravels.com.
I grew up in a beautiful village in the middle of England 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 then 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 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!
Vuelio (‘the PR industry’s most powerful media database’) scientifically ranked all the travel blogs from the UK and mine came out from the thousands at number 9. Woo!
My favourite posts
- An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam
- What is Cuba Really Like? Busting the Tourist Myth
- What Vietnam Was Like, For Me
- Thinking About Starting a Travel Blog? Go For It!
- How to Get an Awesome Social Media Job in Travel
- My Friend is Not a Sex Tourist
- 15 Things That Will Definitely Happen on Holiday, in GIFs
Disclosure: we all agree a girl’s got to eat right?
Sometimes I’ll include paid articles on this site, just like a magazine has advertorials and adverts to support the cashflow, so do I.
- If I feature a competition they’ll more than likely have paid me to write about it, but I do actually love competitions so chances are I love that one too.
- If an article is a ‘guest post’ I will have been paid a sum to feature it. If I don’t earn money I don’t travel.
- And, very occasionally I may review a product I’ve been given for free.
- I do get discounts and free stays in hotels but I will try my damnedest to tell it like it is and I’ll always tell you.
- Any links to Amazon are affiliate links and I’ll get a teeny tiny commission, don’t let it bother you.
If you’re worried about this at all just send me an email and I’ll explain.