Travel Blogging, Life Back In The UK + New Skills?

First things first, this post is going to be a chatty one. This isn’t going to be a post on solo-travel tips, backpacking recommendations or destination insights, but more a mini life-update. I love reading other life-update content so wanted to create one, as I feel like it’s the first time since the pandemic that I’ve had much excitement haha.

I’ve mentioned it briefly in another post but this week marks the fact I’ve been travel-writing for 5 years. Is it extra to get more excited for my blog’s birthday than my own? Maybe, but life’s all about celebrating things that make us happy right? Over the years, I’ve connected with so many incredible people from blogging so a million hugs and thank-you messages to you all. If you’re new here, welcome! I’ll link you to a previous post for a general overview of who am I and what this website is all about: ME

In typical ‘Yaz’ style, I’ll be combining my celebrations with food and fashion haha. I don’t really tend to head out to restaurants for dinner, purely because I don’t like eating late (which is why it took me ages to adapt to Spanish time of eating) but I’m looking forward to it.

Speaking of Spain, I’m temporarily back in the UK as just before the pandemic started, I completed my masters in the UK. It seems near-impossible to travel right now so I’m just going to wait for restrictions to reduce so I can make moves where I need to go. I’m keen to be back in Barcelona but with my firm being in the US, I would love to work in the physical office so I’m undecided. I can’t complain too much about being back in the UK though, as I totally missed some typical home comforts. Who doesn’t love a trip to Nando’s? (For anyone who doesn’t know, it’s a popular chain restaurant which I can’t find in Spain)

Being at home has made me reach for my hobbies more. I’ve got back into piano after deciding to pick up where I left off. It’s much harder than I remembered that’s for sure. I’m self-teaching myself, with the idea being I’ll find a professional teacher once I’ve gained greater confidence with the different notes. On the days where I’m not face-planted into a book on piano chords, I’m attempting to learn Portuguese and Italian. Both are languages which I’ve always wanted to properly learn. I’ve got no excuse now! Finally, I’m expanding on the creation of the mini travel guides on my travel IG. I love seeing my ideas come to life – from the initial draft to final digital product. Click on the Instagram icon below if you want to check it out:

Finally, an update on trips. I’ve still not booked any travels yet but I’ve got a few events to attend in September, so I’m hoping everything will go ahead. Is it weird to say I miss waiting for my suitcase at the baggage carousel? All fun and games until it doesn’t turn up though I guess haha.

What’s the latest on your end? I’d love to know!

Until then, see you in the next post

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi,
    I love reading people’s stories on how long they’ve been travel writing and what’s their next plans. I’ve been travelling, studying and working across Europe for several years now. However, I started documenting my travels just recently. I hope restrictions will ease soon. I truly miss my pre-pandemic life :). I/m glad to have found your blog! You’re doing a marvellous job with it!

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    1. Hello 🙂 thank you so much for the compliment! Ohh that sounds nice! What did you study ??


  2. Hi, I studied Modern Languages 😉

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    1. That’s awesome! 😇

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  3. Rebecca says:

    I feel you on being back in your home country; I left France two years ago, although it was a permanent move as opposed to a temporary one. COVID certainly hasn’t helped in terms of travel, and like you, I won’t be traveling for a while, especially not internationally…I do have some plans to go somewhere in October, but that’ll be for another post. Congrats on completing grad school, and I look forward to whatever is lined up for you!


    1. Ohh! How are you finding life in your new location? And thank you so much! 🥰 I’m excited to read about your plans in October in your future posts!

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      1. Rebecca says:

        It wasn’t an easy adjustment, but two years later, it’s a lot better! Will keep you updated with the October plans!

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  4. Blazewing Firebird says:

    What’s the newest on my end? I’m relatively new around these parts, and I’ve decided to focus my content creation goals on something I actually love and could talk about for hours on: travel. I’m taking my time and working on things behind the scenes, but I’m working on launching a blog, and I’m working on my social media presence, honestly.

    I’ve read a few of your posts now, and I have to say I’m absolutely blown away (and slightly intimidated) by the wealth of experience which you and a lot of others have.

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    1. That’s awesome! Congratulations on starting your blogging journey as that’s always the hardest part 🙌 How exciting!

      And aww! Don’t feel intimidated 🙂 I’m always here if you want to ask any questions!
      Please do let me know when your blog has launched, I’d love to give it a visit 😊


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