Hello… Welcome to my travel blog. 

I’m a freelance copywriter and amateur photographer in Pembrokeshire, west Wales. I’m slowly making my way round the UK travelling as far as my budget will take me.

I’m intrigued by architecture, our varying rural landscapes, locals, their stories, and all the quirky small businesses. I usually walk until I’m passed hunger, and despair at the journey back.

I’ll add in some useful travel tips and advice for solo travellers and journeys on foot.

What I like and blog about

Walking routes

Interesting architecture

Small businesses

Live music

Arts & Craft

Gluten free food

Travel on a budget

If you would like me to write for your business, or promote you in my blog get in touch for a chat and quote.

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This blog is for anyone. I hope to make it as interesting as possible.

Please comment and let me know your thoughts and travel tips.

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A bit on Pembrokeshire

After returning home from a 7 year stint in London a few years ago, I’m re-discovering the beauty and quirkiness of Pembrokeshire. Growing up here, I spent most of the summer working – like most locals, so it’s enjoyable now to explore the area in more depth.

Pembrokeshire attracts all-sorts. The coastline is a national park and renown across the globe. Our walks our great, there are 100s for all levels of fitness and ability. On a fine day on the Preseli Mountains you can see Ireland. The lush and green countryside will calm your mind. The small towns and villages are fun to explore, each are very different with a personality to suit every visitor.

History and attractions are a plenty. Castles are popular and a good day out for all. Art you’ll find by way of local crafts and a few galleries and museums, and good music is scattered about in pubs, tiny cafes, funny venues and in some great summer festivals.

Of course we are in Wales, and you may hear some Welsh being spoken. It’s an interesting language, complex and beautiful. Venture into North Pembrokeshire if you want to hear it. Or visit Carmarthen or Cardigan, both just outside Pembrokeshire. Come visit! 🙂

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  1. Pete said:

    I was late to appreciate Pembs too but if you’d like to use any of my photos in your blog, you’re more than welcome : https://www.flickr.com/photos/skibutt
    Good luck and keep on walkin’

    June 27, 2014
    • Vanessa said:

      Thanks Pete, just had look at your photos, they really are stunning! I’m quite new to setting up a website and I’m having issues uploading photos at the moment. I’m hoping to develop my site to show a gallery of images, so I may well use a couple of yours. I’ll be sure to site them to you too 🙂

      June 27, 2014

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