Until recently, I was a one-man-band. Built from the ground up all on my ones, Faraway Lucy is my brand and my baby. But with dreams as big as mine, you can’t always do things solo! And that’s why I got a talented group of writers and keen travellers on board to help me continue creating content that inspires you to see more of the world, both at home and abroad. They’ll be sharing tips and itineraries from their own travels, as well as local gems they love. So here’s a chance for you to find out a little bit more about the team behind Faraway Lucy…
Founder and Editor
In case we haven’t met before: hey, my name’s Lucy, I’m 24 and I’m from the UK. I’m the founder, editor and creative behind the Faraway Lucy brand. By day I work in marketing and by evening and at the weekend I try to cram in as much adventure and blogging as possible! My happy place is in the mountains – when I’m not blogging, you’ll usually find me hiking with a camera in hand. I’m also a big bookworm with a huge adrenaline streak who loves a bit of indie rock.
Lola is a recent graduate in Hispanic Studies and is now studying a Masters in International Journalism. She’s always had a passion for writing and is channelling this love through her own blog, Talking About My Twenties, and freelance contributions to websites like this one! She writes about everything from travel to food to books and is always looking for new things to write about.
After graduating in Creative Writing, Hope spends her time working freelance as a writer and model. A total water-baby and sun chaser, she is always searching for the next adventure. She is a firm believer that there’s no adventure too small. Whether it’s working abroad or getting lost in the woods, she is always up for exploring. When Hope isn’t writing, you can find her attending to her homegrown jungle, or having a one-person disco in her room.
After graduating in English, Journalism and Creative Writing, then spending the best part of a year travelling Australia and New Zealand, Catherine has planted her feet firmly back in Scotland (for now). She currently writes freelance short fiction, blog posts and copy for small businesses – clearly she just can’t get enough of words.
A keen marketing specialist, Emily Carter is currently working on a freelance basis in digital marketing. She hosts a range of skills in digital marketing, photography, and copywriting. Merging her passion for travel and writing. having her work published on Faraway Lucy has been a great opportunity to write on a more personal level.
Lauren is a history graduate from the University of Southampton with aspirations to complete the multimedia journalism course with News Associates in 2021. Always keen for an adventure with dreams to one day get to New Zealand. In the meantime, she spends her time writing about things she is passionate about, and meeting extraordinary people, learning new things every day. In her spare time, she can be found taking a stroll around a National Trust site then heading home to binge the latest Netflix series.
Mitoshka Alkova is a documentary filmmaker, typewriter artist and writer based in the Midlands. You can spot her carrying a JVC video camera and notepad along to her wild adventures in nature. She enjoys the quiet moments outdoors and the adventurous spirit that can make any place mystical and fun.
Emily caught the travel bug very early on as she spent the first 10 years of her life living in Africa. Since then she has taken every opportunity possible to travel – making the number of countries she’s visited over 50! Her love of culture led her to study Anthropology in London. When she’s not sharing travel content on BabyAnthropologist you’ll find her enjoying conversations with friends or with a camera in her hands.
Sophie caught the travel bug on her year abroad and hasn’t stopped travelling since. She planned to take a short break before beginning her Masters but this ended up lasting two years as she ventured off to Europe, South Asia and East Africa. Although she eventually wants to settle down, she’s always daydreaming about her next adventure and the people and places she’s yet to discover.