About me

Welcome to my travel blog, Love Travelling.  I’m Marion, an independent traveller writing about my 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, South Korea, 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 short breaks and days out at places of interest.   I take my photographs using my Lumix TZ80 camera which I really like as it’s easy to use, has good features and is small enough to fit into my handbag.

Using my Lumix TZ80 camera in Seoul, South Korea

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 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

Since returning from Tampere I have been privileged to take on the role of  internatioal ambassador to promote tourism in western Finland.

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1,366 thoughts on “About me

  1. Thomas Kwan

    Your research and due diligence before a trip is incredible. I thought we did a lot, but your management of time is so efficient. Your pictures are also incredible. Your postings will be part of my research before my next trip. Thanks.

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  2. Love your travel stories and pics! What I want to know is have your travels impacted you personally on some of your views before your travel experiences? And how? Maybe you have a blog post about this! Always love to see how people grow and their understanding of the world after they collect so many experiences via travel. Bless you friend!

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  3. Lovely blog!!. Its always amazing reading other travel blogs and getting to see new places through their eyes. Looking forward to reading all your past and future posts. Do not hesitate to ask me for tips if you decide to do Africa, would be glad to help. xx

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    1. Thank you for your inspiring comments which are much appreciated. I’m so pleased you are enjoying reading my blog and are finding it of interest. I’m yet to visit Africa but definitely want to do so before too long so thank you for your kind offer of tips and advice .

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  4. “I didn’t set foot on foreign soil until the age of 13,”
    4 for me! I’m a military brat and we lived in Germany for 7 years, though I couldn’t speak the language to save my life.

    But though we did quite a bit of touring while in Germany, our list is nowhere near as extensive as yours. We’ve been Stateside since then and I’ve lived in one place since I was 17.
    I keep hoping I can get back to wandering soon, maybe even visit a few other countries now that I’m old enough to pick my own destinations and (hopefully) “mature” enough to appreciate the experience. But at the moment vacations with the parents can be an adventure all their own.

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  5. Thank you Little Miss Traveler. I also love traveling but don’t have the time to do it so often these days. I’m very happy to find other people who share in my passion and to see the world through their eyes. Love your blog posts! Reading them feels like traveling again!

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  6. adilandia

    Hello Little Miss Traveller and thanks for looking at my posts. I invite you to visit Romania and if by chance you will be in Bucharest do not hesitate to inform me, to show you the beauty of the city. I like very much your posts and pictures..regards

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