FAQ

1979299_10152693174327424_1951170360811867906_oWhere are you from?

I’ve been asking myself the same question for years.

I was born in Sydney, Australia and moved to a small town outside Madrid, Spain when I was eight years old. If moving once wasn’t enough, my family then moved to Leeds in Northern England in 2007.

My mother is Spanish and my father is English, so aside from having three nationalities, I’ve also lived in all three countries for equal amounts of time.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a full-time editor working in academic publishing.

How much holiday leave do you get a year?

I get 33 days worth of annual leave, which is higher than the UK standard (25 days). I’m more than aware that it’s a generous amount and it won’t be the same once I change jobs, so I try to make the most of it by travelling as much as possible now.

I have a full-time job and would like to travel more. Do you have any advice?

If you want some useful tips, check out my post about combining full-time work with travel.

What’s up with wanting to move to Amsterdam?

Got your answer right here.

Have you already got a job lined up?

Not yet. I’ve still got a ton of application forms, telephone calls and interviews to look forward to before that. You can follow the experience in the Moving Abroad series.

What camera do you use?

My partner Lee and I co-own a Canon 700D that we both use during trips. However, it can get quite heavy if you’re walking around all day. On those occasions, I tend to use my iPhone 6.

I’m currently scoping the market for a smaller digital camera, so any suggestions are welcome!

Why European travel?

Europe is a city break dream. Working full-time and only having a few days to explore a city at a time, I love how close yet simultaneously diverse European countries are. It was a very different situation when I lived in Australia – most travelling involved long-haul flights and a significant amount of money. For that reason, being able to access so many countries and cultures in a matter of hours (without breaking the bank) is a dream come true.

Do you want to visit other continents?

Of course I do, but European travel is a better fit for my current budget and lifestyle (aka taking as many trips as possible for the lowest cost).

How can I get in contact?

Check out my Contact page for further information. If you just want to connect, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram.