Starting out in Pembrokeshire west Wales and then on to pastures new. I travel on a budget and trundle along slowly.

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Hello and welcome to my blog. 

I’m Welsh, 37 a freelance writer, small business champion, and currently an explorer of Pembrokeshire.

I’m not an expert in food or the outdoors but I do love a good walk, and if it’s on a windswept beach in the winter then all the better! Interesting buildings and grand architecture always catch my eye, and any type of music will stop me in my tracks. No genre is out of bounds. I appreciate art in all forms.

I’m an amateur photographer (aren’t we all), and sometimes use friends and other peoples’ photos, in which case I’ll site their name in the blog.

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

I am a freelance writer with a background in marketing. If you have a business, and would like to be included in my travel blog, or if you would like me to write for your website or marketing material, click here to find out more.


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 is renown across the globe. Every town has its history and attractions, and walks are a plenty for all levels of fitness. On a fine day, on the Preseli Mountains you can see Ireland. The lush and green countryside will calm your mind, 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 the 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 a great language, complex and beautiful. Venture into North Pembrokeshire if you want to hear it. Or visit Carmarthen or Cardigan (both just outside Pembrokeshire). Visit my blog for more… :)

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

Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. And let me know if you would like me to document anything in particular in Pembrokeshire, Wales, London or beyond.

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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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