About The Blog
Faraway Lucy is a blog for the part-time traveller, those who are career-minded but who prioritise travel for their income.
My mission is to show you how it is absolutely possible to travel around a full-time job. Because surely you have to choose one over the other, right? Wrong! I will help you see more of the world for less through my travel guides, resources and tips.
The blog’s main goal is to encourage young professional 20-somethings, like myself, to travel and explore more, whether it is international or just down the road. I am all about infusing a little more adventure into the everyday!
Hey there! My name’s Lucy and I’m the UK-based scribbler behind Faraway Lucy. I grew up in the luscious Herefordshire countryside (which, I must say, totally warrants a visit), before moving down to Devon where I studied a degree in English Literature at the University of Exeter. I am now living in Peterborough working in marketing at Compare the Market and blogging on the side!
Faraway Lucy compiles all of my hobbies into one beautiful little lump of creativity in which I can fuel my love for travel, storytelling, photography, and design. Creating Faraway Lucy has transformed my life in ways I could have never imagined, and it has become such an intrinsic part of my identity. So thank you so bloody much for visiting my little corner of the Internet. I hope it continues to inspire you to see more of the world, in spite of whatever limitations may be holding you back.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old are you?
What camera do you use to take your photos?
So far I have travelled to 20 countries… Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, 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 bookworm 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.