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Ellie Widdowson

Writer and blogger

Freelance writer and blogger. Animal Lover. Traveller.

How To Stay Happy And Healthy While Travelling The World

As a lone female traveller, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't been worried on some occasions, or even felt a little fearful. But most of those times it was just my imagination conjuring up worst case "what-if" scenarios. My real worst case scenario? Being ripped off by taxi driver in Cancun at 3AM. That's the very worst story I have to share.
13/09/2017 16:47 BST

Top Tips I Wish I'd Known Before I Started My Career

Career hindsight can be a wonderful thing. If you have years of professional experience under your belt, it's easy to look back and spot shrewd decisions or missed opportunities. While wisdom acquired over the years unfortunately can't be passed down to our younger selves, it can be hugely informative and illuminating for people without years of solid work experience behind them.
25/02/2016 16:43 GMT

Why You Should Move to France for a Healthier Life

It's no secret that the French are generally healthier than Brits and Americans. Our Gallic neighbours enjoy a diet packed with artery-blocking ingredients and yet somehow manage to avoid many adverse health effects.
15/02/2016 12:27 GMT

The World's Weirdest Security Devices

For almost as long as humans have existed we've understood the importance of home security. From the caves and clubs of the Stone Age to the moats and castles of the Middle Ages, ensuring our homes remain secure and private has always been a priority.
19/06/2015 14:43 BST

'Death of a Salesman' Is Miller's Stark Warning

It struck me that Miller was way ahead of his time in his critique of the American dream and capitalism. We exist inside a consumerist bubble full of false images of beauty and success where we've lost touch with what's actually important.
22/05/2015 15:07 BST