About The Blog
Faraway Lucy is an award-winning travel blog focused on unique, affordable travel for students. The blog’s main goal is to encourage young people, like myself, to travel and explore more, whether it is international or just down the road.
My mission? To show you how it is absolutely possible to travel as a student, and I will help you achieve that through my travel guides, resources and tips! I also snoop out the best hidden gems ranging from sights to activities to quirky accommodation!
Well I guess you are interested in finding out a little more about me. Well, my name’s Lucy and I’m the England-based scribbler behind Faraway Lucy and I am very excited that you are here. I was born in South London, but for the past 10 years, my family have lived in the luscious Herefordshire countryside which I now call my home.
I am currently interrupting my degree studying English Literature at the University of Exeter, following my sister’s death in late 2016. I am using this time to focus on my wellbeing, blog full-time and travel as much as I can! Faraway Lucy compiles all of my hobbies into one beautiful little lump of creativity in which I can fuel my love for storytelling, photography, videography and design. I hope you join me for the ride!
Frequently Asked Questions
How old are you?
What camera do you use to take your photos?
A Canon EOS 760d with a Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens and a Canon 50mm 1:1.8 lens. I also use the DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone.
Where have you travelled?
So far I have been to 18 countries… Austria, Australia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Thailand, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and Wales.
Do you earn money through your blog?
Yes I do. Not enough to let me pursue it full-time but I get a little bit of pocket money now and then, which helps me continue to produce content for you guys. But don’t you worry, I would never work with a brand I wouldn’t fully endorse and any paid content I produce is always disclosed!
Why did you choose to call your blog ‘Faraway Lucy’?
I’ve been a major book worm since I was a kid and my favourite book series when I was very little was Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree. That is where the ‘faraway’ originates from. The word also connotes ideas of daydreams, travel and adventure, all of which are core components of this blog.