Lizzie Davey
Lizzie Davey is an art and culture lover with a passion for travel. Past trips to Eastern Europe and Africa have inspired an interest in international development, as well as in the tourism industry, and you can find her writing about these issues and more over at her blog, Wanderful World, which offers a inquisitive and curious look at this strange old planet we live on. These days, she spends her days community managing in Brighton, but her true love is writing about the world; a passion which was rewarded when she was named runner up in National Geographic Traveller's Young Travel Writer of the Year competition in 2012. Oh, and she is also a massive fan of tea.

Entries by Lizzie Davey

What I Learnt From Spending Time Away From the Internet

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2015 | (11:44)

"Lizzie, do you really need to be on your phone at this time?"

"I'm emailing a client," I replied to my mum who was sitting on the sofa next to me in our holiday cottage in Yorkshire.

It was almost 11pm and I was responding to a client offer after...

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69 Things You Should NOT Do as a Freelancer

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (11:49)

Being a freelancer is hard. There's no one there to stop you doing stupid things, to chivvy you on, or to tell you to shut up or man up.

I mean, you are your own boss. You are the person who's supposed to be doing the chivvying and the...

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Be a Travelling Storyteller: How to Write Your Way Around the World

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2015 | (09:08)

It's a lot of peoples' dream: travelling the world and getting paid to do so. But because it's a lot of peoples' dream, it's often considered a difficult lifestyle to crack.

Sure, it might take some time before you're writing for the big guns like National Geographic and Lonely...

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Nine Whimsical Winter Destinations in Europe for Writing Inspiration

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2014 | (10:13)

The nights draw in, the snow sparkles in the beam of a thousand fairylights, and people are merry - all pink cheeks and numb hands.

It's winter, the most magical time of year.

Throughout Europe, cities, small towns, and villages deck their halls and mull every drink in...

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Routine Is Routine, Wherever You Are

(0) Comments | Posted 19 October 2014 | (11:35)

Characters of habit, they call us - whoever 'they' are. No matter how hard we try, we always seem to find ourselves falling into some kind of routine. It's comforting and, quite frankly, we often need it to stop us from going insane.

Routine makes the world go round,...

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A Magical Land: The Rise and Rise of Slovenia

(6) Comments | Posted 2 July 2014 | (14:12)

"I'm normal", replied our driver when we asked him how he was on that warm afternoon in Slovenia back in May. Not your usual response, I thought, but it fits Slovenia right to a T. "I'm normal" is a perfectly normal way to feel there.

I'll tell you what's not...

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Travellers and Tourists: What Is This Superiority Complex?

(3) Comments | Posted 12 May 2014 | (16:10)

You're flight leaves next week to take you away from the daily muddle and grind, to transport you to faraway lands (in the mind, but maybe not in miles), to lovingly fly you to eternal sunshine and infinite cocktails. You need the break. You need to spend a week relaxing,...

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How to Explore a Place Through its Art

(0) Comments | Posted 3 April 2014 | (10:52)

Art and travel, for the most part, go hand in hand. I imagine when you travel you have a fair few museums and galleries listed on your itinerary. But why are people so eager to spend their day inside an air-conditioned building looking at illusions of the world, when they...

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Why Travel Should be Top of Your To-Do List in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (10:24)

I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions as I only end up disappointing myself. Plus, I think if you really want to change something about your life then you should do it immediately, not wait for the oft-underwhelming chime of midnight on January 1st.

That being said, there are...

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Does the Brain Change Our Travel Memories?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (11:34)

It's difficult to remember a travel experience as a whole. Instead, I tend to remember snippets that whir in and out of focus. Kind of like a dream - you know, where if you think about it directly it disappears but if you lurk at the edges you can sort...

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Has Copenhagen Found the Formula for a Safe City?

(3) Comments | Posted 18 July 2013 | (11:16)

A large clatter rang out behind me and, being in a small side street set back from any resemblance of a main road, I automatically spun round to see the commotion. I don't know what I imagined I would see, but it was certainly nothing close to what followed. A...

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From Bucharest to Brasov: Is Romania the Next Big Thing?

(57) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (14:48)

Let's face it; Romania isn't a tourist hotspot. Visitors don't flock to it like they do to Paris and it is definitely no Costa del Sol. In fact, at many of the obvious tourist points such as train stations and guide book attractions, it's difficult to find anyone who speaks...

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