About the Author

Welcome to my travel blog, Love Travelling.  I’m Marion, an independent traveller blogging about visits to countries near and far.

I  research destinations myself without the need for a tour guide or packaged trip.  That’s part of the fun – visiting the local library and selecting some travel guides, looking things up online and, of course, all the amazing tips I discover from fellow travel bloggers.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo

My passion is travel, I just love visiting new places, immersing myself into local cultures of life around the world and discovering the unexpected!  Stepping off a plane, I’m always in a hurry to get my passport stamped, reclaim my luggage and walk out of the arrivals hall ready to begin a new adventure.

Cadiz, Spain

I love the planning, the anticipation, the journey, be it by plane, train, bus or boat and of course, the actual holiday and finally all the wonderful memories and experiences I bring home that live with me forever.  That was the original reason why I created this blog so that I could have an online diary of my recent trips to look back on in the future.  I’ve been surprised but thrilled that so many of you have taken an interest in my travels and enjoy reading about my trips – it’s very encouraging and makes me very happy!  From starting as a hobby my blog has evolved into an award winning online travel resource providing inspiration to fellow travellers.

I didn’t set foot on foreign soil until the age of 13, on a school holiday to the Black Forest in Germany, travelling by coach and ferry.  I adored everything about that first trip, from the little things like driving off the ferry on the other side of the road, the strange money and the language, and I knew from that day on, that I wanted to explore as many different countries as time and money would allow and to experience local cultures first hand.  I’ve been fortunate in being able to fulfil my dream and to share my love of travel with my family but, naturally, there are so many destinations still out there waiting to be explored.

The countries I’ve been fortunate to visit to date are:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore,  Dream,  Discover.       Mark  Twain

As well as overseas travel, I’m also a firm supporter and champion of the British Isles.  From dynamic cities to rural towns and villages and from seaside resorts to national parks there is so much to enjoy and be proud of.  Within this section of my blog I explore U.K. city breaks and days out at places of interest.

Hopefully, drawing on my personal experiences, I may be able to pass on some useful insights and travel tips to help you get the most out of your holidays and perhaps inspire some of you to visit destinations that you might not previously have thought of.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I’m already looking forward to sharing my travel stories and photos with you.  Do come along and join my adventures!

Little Miss Traveller

I’ve recently won an international travel blog contest and my prize was a four day visit to the Finnish city of Tampere. You can read about it here:

Talent Tampere International Blog Contest Winner

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1,294 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. What a wonderful list of countries you have. It must be so nice to do all the traveling. 🙂 🙂 It would be lovely to meet you someday and hear most of your stories. When you visit Nepal, in the near future, please give me a notice, I will show you around a little bit, if I am around 😉 . And make sure you do visit Nepal, I would recommend it to be at the top of your list.
    Shine on

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  2. thedriftingsatellite

    Wow that’s an impressive list of countries and I’m sure you must have had amazing experiences in exploring foreign lands.Excited to read your wander tales ! happy travelling 🙂

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  3. rbrta

    Love your passion! Thanks for liking my blog! I hope to post more stuff soon, but in the meantime I’ll be reading your posts, especially the Dublin one because I’m hoping to go next year!

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  4. Wow! That’s a long awesome list of countries, indeed you are bless!
    Hope you get to visit my country too someday, The Philippines has so much to offer.

    #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines 🙂

    God Bless!
    JM Kayne | #InMyHeart♥


  5. Anonymous

    My husband’s nickname for me when we first met was Gypsy. I’m a bit of a free spirit and love to discover new things for myself. I have been fortunate to travel to many different places over the years. My latest trip to East Timor was just amazing and I plan to return. Many thanks for visiting my blog Little Miss Traveller. When I’m not so busy with my studies I hope to post some more travel yarns. But I live in a beautiful part of the world where everyday is different outside my window.

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  6. Hello there. You have a really great blog and I love seeing people travel and enjoying different cultures. I also hope to do that some day. Keep travelling and posting. Best wishes

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