About

Hey!

I’m 27, living in London, England and I love travelling.

When I was 13, family friends came to visit from New Zealand, and it got me thinking that I’d like to go there, and when looking at New Zealand I saw all the other places in the world and all the travel possibilities. I recall somewhat declaring that I was going to go to Australia, and at that age it seemed like the world’s biggest adventure. Over the years, I’ve seen so much more that aiming for one country seems like a waste of a trip, and I now want to experience EVERYTHING!

I’ve well and truly got the travel bug, and I want to see every square inch of the world. I’ve started this blog so people can see what I’m getting up to, share their tips with me, and get, or even give inspiration on places to go! I’m all about getting off the tourist trail and experiencing the culture of a place. My only limit – my budget!

‘Got The Postcard? That’s a bit random isn’t it?’ I hear you say, but let me explain. Ever since I was 17 I’ve bought a postcard whenever I’ve been somewhere. Magnets weren’t an option because I didn’t have anywhere to put them, so…I bought postcards. I’d like to one day have a scrapbook with them all, and they serve as a little reminder of the fun I’ve had so far :).

So, to please my 13 year old self, Australia is the destination. But, as they say, life is about the journey, not the destination.

Should be fun!

 

 

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82 Comments

  • stephglaser April 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Love the idea of “got the postcard” β€”Β Great concept for a blog! Looking forward to reading more. Happy travels and cheers! Steph

  • helenwanderlustig January 29, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I can totally relate to this! Wanting to go everywhere the budget allows. The postcard-idea is great, I think I’m gonna send one home to my family for me from every destination of my RTW trip with a bit of the memories I made in the place.

  • ellishs April 12, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Hello! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster award: http://ellisgoesonholiday.wordpress.com/2014/04/12/sie-sind-mein-liebster-blog/
    Happy Blogging!

  • clairellewellyn May 15, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I love the idea, I have so many post cards! The only negative is that it takes them like 2 weeks to get anywhere from New Zealand or Australia, my two most recent destinations

  • reisendeschildkroeten November 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I actually send postcards to my mom from all the cities that I visit. She has already 3 albums! It’s a great tradition

  • Lara S. Chase November 5, 2014 at 3:28 am

    Save those pennies. Australia and New Zealand are worth it. Especially NZ. You’ll get there.

  • The Pumpkin's Head (Betty J. Ogburn) March 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

    …Hey–thanks for following The Pumpkin’s Head!!…It’s always nice to have a new follower, :-D!!…

  • Glittering Wanderlust March 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I love your blog! Especially the title, as I completely understand. I have collected so many postcards from each place that I have visited that I don’t know what to do with them. I want to display them in some way, but there are so many and it is so hard to pick the best ones because I adore them all. I look forward to reading more of your blog πŸ™‚

  • Autocratrix March 17, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Wonderful blog – looking forward to following along as you discover more corners of the globe. πŸ™‚ Your posts are fun and informative – great stuff!

  • tooruichii March 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I also like the idea of getting a postcard, so I have became a postcrossing community member 2 months ago. What do you think about the postcrossing? It is also a way to get a postcard from some nice place.

    • That’s a brilliant idea! I’d never heard of it before, but that’s great – have you had any good postcards yet?

      • tooruichii March 19, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        I am the postcrossing member for 2 months, that isn’t quite big amount of time, but I have already received 11 postcards from various countries and I like them, and there’s often somebody who sends something very cool if you specify what do you prefer. My friends also enjoy the cards I get.

  • strai8tok March 20, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Traveling is fun.Enjoy every bit of it..Kenya should be on your list.

  • Tammy March 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    This is great! My 13 year old self and your 13 year old self would have been best friends! I too share in this travel desire for Australia and New Zealand, and hope one day to find myself there as well.

  • evelynfaith April 6, 2015 at 3:20 am

    I can’t remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but I’m so glad that I did. My sister and I are planning our Europe trip with stops to London and Paris and your blog has been adding a lot to my “things I want to see” list.

  • Travelangelista April 14, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I also have always collected postcards from wherever I visit…. even if I just travel across to the next city or a nearby seaside town!

  • AndMiles2GoB4iSleep April 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Interesting blog and name… Looking forward to read more of your posts… Happy Travelling…. πŸ™‚

  • Katie May 16, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I love the blog name! My husband and I send postcards back home to ourselves from wherever we visit. We write something on the back and date it and then look forward to it’s arrival several weeks after getting home!!! When are you planning to come to Australia? It is a beautiful part of the world with so many differing climates and experiences to be had.

  • luckytravelblog May 24, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Hi Becky!
    I love reading your blog and have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award:
    https://luckytravelblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/

    I hope you make it to Australia! 13 year old you would be proud!

  • Everyday Asia May 24, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Love your postcard theme!!

    When I was a teenager, I started a postcard collection – international summer exchange programs from Canada to Europe led to an explosion of postcards I either bought or friends sent from around the world. But that was in the 80s… and I don’t even know where those cards are now!

    Yet there is something about a postcard that triggers memories of place, people and experiences that silly selfies flaunted on FaceBook can’t capture.

    Keep enjoying your travels and collecting those postcards!

  • littletravellerthings June 10, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Did you make it to NZ in the end? That’s my home country and I might be biased but it’s still the best in my opinion πŸ˜‰

  • marthapfeil June 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    i love your blog and am so jealous that you live in England! I also love to travel and have been around the world and seen a lot, however, your site has brought me to places I have not been before and shown me squares, chapels and landmarks that I have never seen before. Keep it up. love it all, including your writing. thank you for sharing your passion.

  • travelingmarla June 22, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    What a lovely idea for a site. I’m enjoying looking through your collection. I mail postcards to myself from each place I go, so I can really relate to the passion.
    Keep up the journey! πŸ™‚

  • paristhethird July 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Hi Becky.

    How special that in a way New Zealand was the inspiration behind your blog and travel bug. Have you ever been? I’m from the South Island so if you ever need any advice planning a trip let me know πŸ™‚

    XX

  • Xsyntrik Nomad August 6, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Awesome blog! I’m excited to keep reading!

  • DiLava August 21, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you so much the like on my blog!!
    I thought I would come and have a little snoop around yours, and I LOVE the postcards idea! I have gotten into buying art – wall art – wherever I travel! They take up a lot of space, so something is going to have to change! I have just started my blog recently, so will be following yours πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I’d love to have collected wall art, but I’ve never had anywhere to put it. Bet it makes your home lovely though, with constant reminders of your travels.

      • DiLava August 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm

        I have one wall in my bedroom that is heaving with it. It will collapse one day, but that’s cool haha. You should get a competition of the best post cards you get from your followers of the places they’ve visited πŸ™‚

  • lydiat105 August 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    hey! i love your blog, it’s so refreshing! i particularly enjoy the layout and easy to us format of your europe section, could you point me in the right direction for doing something similar on my own? thanks πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! Of course πŸ™‚ drop me an email and I’ll explain how you can do it πŸ™‚

      • lydiat105 August 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

        Great! Thank you so much. I’ve been messing around with child and parent pages for hours and I’m not getting anywhere πŸ™ What’s your email? x

  • DiLava October 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Hello!!! http://discoveringdiana.com/2015/10/04/the-souvenir-dilemma/ the post has gone live πŸ™‚

  • mrsyovcheva November 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Wow, loving your blog! Awesome that you’ve got the “travel bug” I also love to travel and see new places, what’s on you’re agenda next??

  • Lifton Square January 2, 2016 at 10:50 am

    Great to see what you do Becky

  • Rachel February 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I’m so excited to have found your blog! Can’t wait to read through all of your fantastic posts πŸ™‚ I love learning languages and I love travelling too! πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! Are you learning any languages?

      • Rachel February 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm

        I’m in my third year of my undergraduate degree in French and Italian! I’m also trying my hand at German, Spanish, Esperanto and BSL too! What about you?

        • Oh wow…nice!! I’m just trying Spanish and German, but it’s so tough when no one I know speaks the languages too.

          • Rachel February 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

            I write blog posts about language learning if that’s something that would interest you?:) I know it’s difficult to learn a language when you don’t know native speakers in real life but there are a lot of really nice online communities!

  • flyawaylifeblog March 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Becky, I just dropped by to check out your blog and it’s amazing!! I’m actually planning a trip to London sometime soon. I’m hoping to find a job there too and just leave Canada behind for a bit. Any suggestions?

    • Thank you! There’s so much to see & do in London, but I’d definitely recommend a walk along South Bank, checking out a few of the different markets (Borough market is a personal fav) and although it’s a tourist trap, I love Covent Garden – it’s so pretty, you can do a bit of shopping and enjoy a west end show in the evening πŸ™‚

      • flyawaylifeblog March 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

        Thanks Becky!! I can’t wait to get over there. Hopefully I will be able to find a job first.

  • rhiydwi March 16, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award because I just love your blog!
    https://walestowherever.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/liebster-award/

  • Benedicte November 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Great blog and the concept is really original! I always send post cards to other people, but don’t buy them for myself, maybe I should πŸ˜‰ I’m jealous of the many places you visited πŸ˜€

  • athinsliceofcake January 10, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Great blog! Sounds a bit like me… I have a pin board with all my postcards from my travels. The one thing I will always remember to buy! Keep exploring !

    • Thank you! I keep meaning to do similar with my postcards, but they’re just stashed away in a travel box at the moment…one day I’ll get them all up!

      • athinsliceofcake January 10, 2017 at 5:24 pm

        Get them all up! They are brilliant at reminding you to plan your next escape!

  • Roving and Writing January 18, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I collect postcards from my trips too! I have them collaged on my wall at the moment and it’s so great to look back at each one and the memories associated with them too. Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I can’t wait to explore your site too! πŸ™‚

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